AMESIS: A Model for Estimation of Surface solar Irradiance from Satellite

ASAR: Advanced Synthetic-Aperture Radar

ASI: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana – Italian Space Agency

AUTH: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

AVHRR: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

BIOPAR: BIOphysical PARameter

CAP: Common Agricultural Policy

CEC: Commission of the European Communities

CI: Cereal Institute

CNR: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – National Research Council

CORINE: COoRdination of INformation on the Environment

CRDO: Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen – Regulatory Board of Designation of Origin

CSK: Cosmo SKymed

D: deliverable

D&E: Dissemination Exploitation

DEIMOS: DEep Imaging Multi-Object Spectrograph

DEMETER: Hellenic Agricultural Organization

DMC: Disaster Monitoring Constellation

DG: Direzione Generale – General Direction

DISAA: DIpartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali produzione, territorio, agroenergia – Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – production, landscape, agroenergy

DORIS-NET: Downstream Observatory organised by Regions active In Space – Network

DUSAF: Destinazione d’Uso dei Suoli Agricoli e Forestali – Land Use of Agricultural and Foestry Soils

ECMWF: Hence forecast from the European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecasts

EI_L : ERMES Information from Local service

EI_R : ERMES Information from Regional service

ENMAP: ENvironmental Mapping and Analysis Program

ENVI-SAT: ENVIronmental SATellite

EO: Earth Observations

EOS: Earth Observing System

EoS: End of Season

EPIC: Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator

EPS: EUMETSAT Polar System

EP_L : ERMES Product for Local service

EP_R : ERMES Product for Regional service

ERMES: Earth obseRvation Model based ricE Smart information service

ESA: European Space Agency

ETM+: Enhanced Thematic Mapper +

EU: European Union

EUMETSAT: EUropean organisation for the exploitation of METeorological SATellites

EVI: Enhanced Vegetation Index

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization

fAPAR: Fraction of Acquired Photosynthetically Active Radiation

FM: final meeting

FP7: Frame Project n°7

GCOS: Global Climate Observing System

GEOSS: Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GII: Geospatial Information Infrastructures

GIS: Geographic Information Systems

GLC: Global Land Cover

GMES/COPERNICUS: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

GPS: Global Positioning System

GPU: Graphic Processor Unit

GRiSP: Global Rice Science Partnership

HR: High Resolution

HRV: High Resolution broadband Visible channel

ICT: Information and Communications Technology

IKONOS: commercial earth observation satellite

IMAGE: satellite image mosaic of Europe

ImagineS: Implementation of Multi-scale Agricultural Indicators Exploiting Sentinels

INIT: Institute of New Imaging Technologies

INSPIRE: Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

IREA: Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente – Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment

IRRI : International Rice Research Institute

ISAC: Information Service on Agricultural Change

KM: kick-off meeting

LAI: Leaf Area Index

LANDSAT: LAND remote-sensing SATellite

LPV: Land Product Validation

LRS: Local Rice Service

LSASAF: Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility

LSWI: Land Surface Water Index

M: milestone

MARS: Monitoring of Agriculture with Remote Sensing

MERIS: Medium Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MODIS: Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MSG: Meteosat Second Generation

NAGREF: National AGricultural REsearch Foundation

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NDSI: Normalised Difference Snow Index

NDVI: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

NEREUS: Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NUT: Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)

PRISMA: PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa – Hyperspectral Precursor of Applicational Mission

PROBA: PRoject for On-Board Autonomy

RCO: Regional Contact Office

RICM: Rice Integrated Crop Management

RIICE: Remote sense-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging economies service

RM: review meeting

RRS: Regional Rice Service

RTD: Research and Technologies Development

RTMs: Radiative Transfer Models

SAR: Synthetic Aperture Radar

SDI: Spatial Data Infrastructures

SDI: Spatial Data Infrastructures

SEVIRI: Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager

SIARL: Sistema Informativo Agricoltura Regione Lombardia – Agricultural information System of Lombardy region

SM: Strip Map

SME: Small Medium Enterprise

SoS: Start of Season

SPOT: Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre – Satellite for the Earth Observation

TM: Thematic Mapper

UIT: Unidad de Investigación en Teledetección – Remote Sensing Research Unit

UJI: Universitat Jaume I – Jaume I University

UML: Unified Modeling Language

UMIL: Universtità degli studi di MILano – Milano State University

US: United States

USA: United States of America

USGS: United States Geological Survey

UVEG: University of Valencia

VALERI: VAlidation of Land European Remote sensing Instruments

VGI: Volunteered Geographic Information

VGT: VeGeTation

VIs: Vegetal Indices

VRT: Variable Rate Technologies

VRT: Variable Rate Technologies

WARM: Water Accounting Rice Model

WP: Work Package