Dr. Alfonso Calera, Professor at the Castilla -La Mancha University, and Head of the Remote Sensing and GIS section. Senior researcher in Earth Observation for hydrologic modelling, he is in charge of projects related to mapping evapotranspiration and soil water balance components by using EO time series. He pioneered mapping crops by using their temporal patterns as they are described by time series of optical imagery. He lead operational program EO-based as ERMOT and National and European projects. Coordinator of DEMETER and co-coordinator of PLEIADeS and SIRIUS European projects.