Remote quantification of soil organic carbon
Start date01 September 2021
End date31 March 2022
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.
Jorge Mendoza Ulloa
Chemistry Laboratory Technician
Marc Segura Alemany
Mechanical Testing Technician