To develop the remote sensing based management and monitoring tools for irrigation and ecosystems management that allow improving the reliability of decision making regarding water use in agriculture. The water and agriculture management system will be implemented at two different scales (field and basin) in ecological sensitive areas and defined in accordance with user needs and requirements.
To improve our knowledge on the downstream impacts of irrigation, by explicitly taking into account drainage, and its impact on the streamflow by inclusion of irrigation processes in Land Surface Models.
To define, develop and implement innovative algorithms to estimate high spatial resolution soil moisture, evapotranspiration, and characterize vegetation status and water quality from Earth Observation data. Soil moisture, evapotranspiration, vegetation status and water quality estimates will especially build from many synergies (data disaggregation, model calibration, and disentangling information) between multi-sensor/multi-resolution/multi-wavelength remote sensing data.
To perform validation experiments on a regular basis using in situ, Earth Observation and modelling activities for all IDEWA estimates. Demonstration plots have been selected in ecological sensitive areas both in Spain (Ebro basin) and Morocco (Tensift basin).
To work together with local irrigation community to ensure bidirectional knowledge transfer i.e. that the research takes into account their knowledge and that the research results reach the community strengthening their skills, competencies and abilities.
To promote the IDEWA project results, using open workshops and seminars, webinars, scientific peer-review articles, a web-portal, delivery of free open data, brochures, newsletters for the stimulation of user uptake.