Satellite-based information for grassland management

​A special focus of this project is on the use of satellite data fromTime series of Sentinel-1 (SAR) and Sentinel-2 (Optical) to derive grassland specific information for enhanced grassland management, and to refine outcomes of plant growth models. SattGrün will increase our general understanding of grasslands and related management practices but also reveal the benefits and limitations of state of the art remote sensing products for grassland monitoring. The interdisciplinary SattGrün Project aims to develop innovative decision-making products for grassland managements which can be helpful for

  • Economically operation of grasslands
  • Resilience and protection of grasslands under climate change
  • Protection of soil and groundwater as an important sources in whole Germany


  • Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF)
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Julius Kühn-Institut
  • German Weather Service
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  • FarmFacts
  • Vista-Remote Sensing in Geosciences

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Bahareh Kamali
Senior scientist, Agrohydrological ecosystem modeller