Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha, UCLM, is a public higher education and research entity. The Remote Sensing and GIS Section (Sección de Teledetección y S.I.G.) of UCLM brings expertise since 1996 on Remote Sensing and GIS-based methods for agro-environmental modelling, Crop classification and mapping techniques, evapotranspiration, water balance and crop growth monitoring by using time series of EO images are the specific fields where the team more experience has been accumulated on the last decades. This expertise has been achieved through numerous national and international research projects, highlighting those as DEMETER,PLEIADeS and SIRIUS which has been coordinated by UCLM, and through collaboration with other important research centres in Europe.
UCLM has been collaborating for over fifteen years with farmers, Water User Association and authorities to achieve a best water management in irrigated areas by using EO. This collaboration has led to an operational EO-based service for irrigation water management, paid by the users jointly with the regional government and the river-basin authority (project ERMOT, renewed annually).Official website