Mendy van der Vliet, VanderSat B.V., Haarlem

Outstanding Poster Award at EMS2019: Operational agricultural applications in emerging economies based on satellite soil moisture, (abstract) Mendy van der Vliet (1), Céline Nobel (1), Amos Tabalia (2), Vishal Ajmera (3), Nadja den Besten (1), CalvinEarnshaw (4), Evert-Jan Verschuren (5), and Richard de Jeu (1) (1) VanderSat B.V., Haarlem, Netherlands, (2) ACRE Africa Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya, (3) TulaaLtd., Nairobi, Kenya„ (4) Tongaat Hulett, Xinavane, Mozambique, (5) Verstegen Spices & Sauces, Jakarta, Indonesia


The graphic layout of this poster is outstanding: immediately one feels attracted to engage and investigate the poster even when seen from a distance. The main emphasis is on African countries. The general flow in the poster is logical. The text is very clear and easy to understand.

This winning poster deals with applied science. It demonstrates the potential of high-resolution soil moisture products to agriculture services through three examples.

There is no doubt that the work presented on the poster can have a significant impact on societies, particularly in regions with less developed traditional monitoring of soil moisture.