This project comprises research works carried out in the metrology laboratories as well as in the natural environment. In the SoMMet project, three high-level test field sites will be used.

Each of the sites will be used for the following purposes:

  • Development of validation practices for CRNS methodology in outdoor conditions
  • Joint measurement campaigns using different methods of soil moisture assessment:
    • point-scale soil moisture sensors
    • CRNS neutron detectors
    • data from remote sensing methods
  • Comparison of soil moisture measurement methods, their constraints and different spatial and temporal characteristics

Sites of SoMMet

The following high-level test field sites were selected by the SoMMet Consortium:

(in alphabetical order)

Apulian Tavoliere

Organizing SoMMet partner: CNR
Region, Country: Apulia Region, Italy
Location (latitude-longitude of the centre): 41.460, 15.501
Land use: agricultural (tomato, durum wheat)

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Organizing SoMMet partner: UNIBO
Region, Country: Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
Location (latitude-longitude of the centre): 44.8552, 11.3772
Land use: agricultural (walnut orchards)


Organizing SoMMet partner: UP DE
Site operator: Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB), Potsdam-Bornim
Region, Country: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Location (latitude-longitude of the centre): 52.466, 12.958
Land use: agricultural (crops, orchard, grass) 

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