Kick-off meeting at PTB

The SoMMet Kick-off meeting was held at PTB in Braunschweig, Germany on 11 and 12 October 2022. The project partners planned and discussed the foreseen activities for the first six months of the project. The meeting was organised in a hybrid mode. The meeting and discussions were also attended in person by the representatives of the ISMN (International Soil Moisture Network). Furthermore, scientists from the Research unit CLIMERS of the TU Wien and from the ESA-ESRIN (Centre for Earth Observation of the European Space Agency) joined the discussions remotely, to exchange the information and motivations for the projects SoMMet and FRM4SM (Fiducial Reference Measurements for Soil Moisture). On the second day of the meeting, the partners visited the laboratories and calibration facilities of the PTB Department "Neutron radiation". These facilities, together with other partners' laboratories, will be used witin the SoMMet project to characterise and validate the sensors of the CRNS methodology.

On the third day of the meeting, 13 October 2022, the partners visited the Marquardt test field site near Potsdam — read further here.