Remote quantification of soil organic carbon

Start date

01 September 2021

End date

31 March 2022

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This project aims to develop methods for direct soil organic carbon (SOC) quantification based on satellite data. This will solve a major industry pain-point: A lack of cost-effective, robust and scalable tools to quantify soil organic carbon for agriculture carbon offsetting projects.

For this aim, the project involves a thorough sampling campaign of soil organic carbon for different surface roughness and soil moisture conditions at the University of Surrey’s ground-truthing fields, a hyperspectral imaging flight over the fields, and the calibration of ML/AI models relating spectral features to SOC.

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Jorge Mendoza Ulloa

Jorge Mendoza Ulloa

Experimental Officer


Charlotte Banting

Charlotte Banting

Chemistry Laboratory Technician

Marc Segura

Marc Segura Alemany

Mechanical Testing Technician

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