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Welcome to the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) wiki. Here you will find documentation, articles, and general information about the MCYFS. There is no restriction on reading any of the content, but for editing you need to log in. If you are new to work with Mediawiki software have a look at the [[FAQ]] page where you find links to manuals and frequently used code in this wiki.
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Welcome to the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) wiki. Here you will find documentation, articles, and general information about the MCYFS. There is no restriction on reading any of the content, but for editing you need to log in.
  
 
To serve different audiences the WikiMCYFS has different levels of information with a corresponding writing style:
 
To serve different audiences the WikiMCYFS has different levels of information with a corresponding writing style:
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For the implementation of the {{Gloshint|CAP|Common Agricultural Policy. |CAP}}, the European Commission requires information on crop production of the current growing season. To acquire this information, the {{Gloshint|MARS|Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS. |MARS}}-project was started. The project is supervised by two units of the European Commission's {{Gloshint|JRC|Joint Research Centre. |JRC}} in Ispra (Italy): Agri4Cast and Foodsec. The MARS-project is now running in an operational context what is called the {{Gloshint|MCYFS|Mars Crop Yield Forecasting System. |MCYFS}}.
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For the implementation of the {{Gloshint|CAP|Common Agricultural Policy. |CAP}}, the European Commission requires information on crop production of the current growing season. To acquire this information, the {{Gloshint|MARS|Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS. |MARS}} project was started in the 1990s. The crop monitoring and yield forecasting activity is today allocated in the Food Security Unit of the European Commission's {{Gloshint|JRC|Joint Research Centre. |JRC}} in Ispra (Italy), within the AGRI4CAST/MARS4CAST project. The corresponding ICT infrastructure running in an operational context and being constantly updated and improved is called the {{Gloshint|MCYFS|MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System. |MCYFS}}.
  
The MCYFS covers several overlapping [[Regional Windows | regional windows]]: Europe, Russia/Kazachstan, China, India, South America, Africa and a global window. The system uses near real time data like observed weather, weather forecasts and/or remote sensing data. Static input data consist of soil maps, crop parameters and administrative regions. With these input data crop conditions can be simulated. On regular intervals new yield statistics are added. Together with the weather data, crop simulation results and remote sensing data, these are used to make crop specific end-of-season yield forecasts. With software tools the data can be accessed, analyzed and presented. While the operational management of the MCYFS has been outsourced, the Mars Unit is in charge of research and development, main output quality control, analyses and publication of the MARS bulletins.
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The MCYFS covers several [[Regional Windows | regional windows]]: Europe, Russia/Kazachstan, China, India, South America, Africa and a global window. The system uses near real-time data like observed weather, weather forecasts and remote sensing data. Static input data consist of soil maps, crop parameters and administrative regions. With these input data crop conditions can be simulated. On regular intervals new yield statistics are added. Together with the weather data, crop simulation results, and remote sensing data, these are used to make crop specific end-of-season yield forecasts. With software tools the data can be accessed, analyzed, and presented. While the operational handling of the MCYFS is executed by external contractors to the European Commission, the MARS4CAST project team is in charge of the agricultural analysis and publication of the JRC MARS Bulletins, the system's quality control as well as further research and development.
  
 
The MCYFS consists of an ensemble of methodologies and tools that are grouped into 5 modules.
 
The MCYFS consists of an ensemble of methodologies and tools that are grouped into 5 modules.

Revision as of 17:49, 12 October 2017



Welcome to the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) wiki. Here you will find documentation, articles, and general information about the MCYFS. There is no restriction on reading any of the content, but for editing you need to log in.

To serve different audiences the WikiMCYFS has different levels of information with a corresponding writing style:

  • non-expert
  • scientific
  • expert

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Introduction

MCYFS modules

For the implementation of the CAP, the European Commission requires information on crop production of the current growing season. To acquire this information, the MARS project was started in the 1990s. The crop monitoring and yield forecasting activity is today allocated in the Food Security Unit of the European Commission's JRC in Ispra (Italy), within the AGRI4CAST/MARS4CAST project. The corresponding ICT infrastructure running in an operational context and being constantly updated and improved is called the MCYFS.

The MCYFS covers several regional windows: Europe, Russia/Kazachstan, China, India, South America, Africa and a global window. The system uses near real-time data like observed weather, weather forecasts and remote sensing data. Static input data consist of soil maps, crop parameters and administrative regions. With these input data crop conditions can be simulated. On regular intervals new yield statistics are added. Together with the weather data, crop simulation results, and remote sensing data, these are used to make crop specific end-of-season yield forecasts. With software tools the data can be accessed, analyzed, and presented. While the operational handling of the MCYFS is executed by external contractors to the European Commission, the MARS4CAST project team is in charge of the agricultural analysis and publication of the JRC MARS Bulletins, the system's quality control as well as further research and development.

The MCYFS consists of an ensemble of methodologies and tools that are grouped into 5 modules.


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