Cloud-free Biomass is a remote sensing product and developed in partnership by BASF Digital Farming Solutions. It uses active and passive microwave technology, along with satellite images, to accurately measure above-ground crop biomass regardless of cloud cover and at high resolution (10mx10m).
There is no other globally available and fully operational product like Cloud-free Biomass that observes biomass with this revisit time, accuracy and spatial resolution. It integrates three different satellite products together – VanderSat’s patented retrieval method for passive microwave technology, active microwave from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 satellite and optical images from its Sentinel-2 satellite.
VanderSat then uses its expertise in remote sensing to interpret the output from these combined data sources to provide a reliable measure of crop biomass. We provide a reliable and continuous data stream, which is supported by an established, effective API for data transfer and a dedicated infrastructure team. This means reliable data can be made available at near real time.