About DINOSAR

Consortium and partners

The DINOSAR consortium is coordinated by eLEAF (The Netherlands) and is made up of 6 partners spread across 4 countries. DINOSAR partners come from academia and private companies encompassing a wide range of skills, where each partner is bringing a unique expertise in radar remote sensing, optical data, smart agriculture and communication.

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The University of Alicante is an open, responsible, and transparent university that encourages participation and the reuse of open data with effective support of information technology. The Signal, Systems and Telecommunications group carries out research in Earth observation with radar sensors, covering all aspects from system design to advanced techniques adapted to final applications. They have developed products on crop monitoring based on time series of satellite images.

Universidad 
de Alicante

Spain

The University of Alicante is an open, responsible, and transparent university that encourages participation and the reuse of open data with effective support of information technology. The Signal, Systems and Telecommunications group carries out research in Earth observation with radar sensors, covering all aspects from system design to advanced techniques adapted to final applications. They have developed products on crop monitoring based on time series of satellite images.

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Our company connects technology with agriculture and results. We integrate technology, agronomy, and management, which facilitates the achievement of positive results aimed at increasing production, mitigating environmental impact, reducing costs, and optimizing inputs. During the last 12 years we have accompanied large agricultural companies supporting processes of technology implementation and sale of agronomic intelligence services.

AgroAp

Colombia

Our company connects technology with agriculture and results. We integrate technology, agronomy, and management, which facilitates the achievement of positive results aimed at increasing production, mitigating environmental impact, reducing costs, and optimizing inputs. During the last 12 years we have accompanied large agricultural companies supporting processes of technology implementation and sale of agronomic intelligence services.

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HCP international helps achieve successful application of geodata-based solutions in the fields of agriculture, water, disaster reduction, land use, climate and environment, based on innovative technologies, with emphasis on Earth observation. HCP international implements projects worldwide.

HCP International

The Netherlands

HCP international helps achieve successful application of geodata-based solutions in the fields of agriculture, water, disaster reduction, land use, climate and environment, based on innovative technologies, with emphasis on Earth observation. HCP international implements projects worldwide.

Euronovia is a French consulting company (SME) specialised in supporting EU-funded projects with activities related to management and communication and dissemination of project results. Euronovia has also a strong expertise in writing grant applications in response to Horizon Europe call for proposals.

Euronovia

France

Euronovia is a French consulting company (SME) specialised in supporting EU-funded projects with activities related to management and communication and dissemination of project results. Euronovia has also a strong expertise in writing grant applications in response to Horizon Europe call for proposals.

Our team

Main coordination


Corné van der Sande

He is an experienced remote sensing specialist with a focus for many years on monitoring agriculture using optical and radar data. He knows what it is like to develop business and products.  His (former) colleagues appreciate him because he sees through complex tasks and knows how to make them manageable.  Customers trust him because he includes them in development, is transparent in what is possible (and not possible). His international experience ensures that he can work out with different people and parties in a dynamic environment. He will lead the WP1- User requirements and use case development and WP4 Operationalisation of prototype algorithm. He will also play a major role in technical work packages, especially WP3.

Andrea Idrovo

She is an experienced project manager, responsible for overseeing the successful implementation and coordination of various index insurance projects at eLEAF. She has more than ten years’ experience managing a wide range of projects at NGOs with international donors, with themes ranging from climate risk, environmental sustainability, integrated water management, adaptation to climate change, gender, human rights, and public policies. She will lead the WP7 focused on Project Management.

Patrick van Bergen

He is the senior software engineer at eLEAF with a 25-year track record, specializing in data visualization, full stack developer and user experience. With deep expertise in these areas, Patrick possesses a wealth of knowledge and skills necessary to design and develop tailor-made software applications. His eye for detail and understanding of user-centric design principles allows him to create visually captivating and intuitive data visualizations. Furthermore, he takes on the role of a System Architect, skilfully designing the overall structure and architecture of complex software systems.

Karlis Zalite

He has a PhD in synthetic aperture radar and more than 10 years of experience in the remote sensing sector and 2 years as a software developer with a focus on agile and clean coding principles. His main strengths are remote sensing SAR data processing and analysis. Since 2021 Karlis works for eLEAF focusing on automating and standardizing the acquisition and pre-processing of remotely sensed data from various sources.

Jessica Snoek

She is a (Project) Manager Agriculture, dedicated to expanding eLEAF’s services to agribusinesses, cooperatives, and NGOs worldwide. With a Master’s Degree in International Land & Water Management from Wageningen University, specializing in precision agriculture, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Her goal is to bridge the gap between remote sensing, land use, and the soil’s physical aspects in agriculture.

Antonia Skarli

She joined eLEAF in January 2022 as a geodata analyst in the operations unit. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics and in 2021 she finished her master in Geo-information science in Wageningen university. During her master’s she learned how to use programming for GIS, Remote sensing applications and Data analysis.

Our partners


Ir. Martin Vissers

Managing Director SarVision BV. He will be the main contact point and fully involved in the radar part of the modelling. He will lead WP5 “Technical roadmap development”. He will also play a major role in all technical work packages, especially in WP3.

PhD Dirk Hoekman

He is a senior radar specialist, and will also be working the radar part of the modelling.


Universidad de Alicante

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Dr. Juan M. Lopez-Sanchez

He is a full professor in signal theory and communications at the University of Alicante, where he leads the Signal, Systems and Telecommunications group. He is an expert in radar remote sensing, including advanced techniques such as polarimetry and interferometry, and its application to agriculture monitoring

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Dr. Tomas Martinez-Marin

He received the PhD degree in telecommunications engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 1999. Currently, he is an associate professor at the University of Alicante. His research topics include SAR filtering algorithms, reinforcement learning and intelligent vehicles. In DINOSAR, he contributes to WP3 and WP4.

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Dr. Alejandro Mestre-Quereda

He received the PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Alicante (UA) in 2019. Currently, he is a senior researcher with the Signal, Systems and Telecommunications group at UA. His research interests include the development of advanced signal processing techniques applied to SAR images. In DINOSAR, he contributes to WP3 and WP4.

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Jiayin Luo

She is a PhD researcher at the University of Alicante. Her work is focused on processing and applications of polarimetric and interferometric techniques. In DINOSAR, she contributes to WP2 and WP3.

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Arturo Villarroya-Carpio

He is a PhD researcher at the University of Alicante. His work is focused on the use of SAR interferometry for crop monitoring. He will take part in the data gathering campaign (WP2).


Carlos A. Mosquera

He is the CEO of the company C.I. AGROAP SAS, Agronomist Engineer, Specialist in Geographic Information Systems GIS and a Master in Business Administration MBA, has worked since 2005 in implementation of precision agriculture technologies, during the project will be supported by field sampling methodologies and crop data validation. He will lead WP2 In-situ data gathering and actively participate in WP1. He has a wide network in Colombia and beyond in the industry.


Mark Noort

HCP International

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Mark Noort

He is the director/owner of HCP international. He has more than 40 years of experience in working for both the public and private sector in an international environment. In DINOSAR he is responsible for liaison with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), quality control and support to business development.


Aude Garsès

She is Consultant in EU fundings at Euronovia. She has approx. 10 years’ experience in coordinating and managing EU collaborative projects (research and Innovation Actions) in various fields (energy, environment, SSH…). Within DINOSAR she is WP6 leader of communication and dissemination activities.

Emmanuelle Moreau

She is also a Consultant in EU fundings at Euronovia. With 1 year of experience in project development namely in South America, she works on EU projects now. She will be supporting the WP6 on the communication and dissemination activities.