The SIGMA site responsibles convened in Beijing for the project's annual meeting. UCL, responsible for agricultural mapping in SIGMA and co-chair of JECAM, took the initiative for scientific research commonly carried out at all sites.
It was agreed to use the same input data for all participating sites (Ukraine, Russia, Argentina, China and Brazil) from which each will derive its own indices and features. Each of the site partners will run its own algorithms for all sites.
Results will be compared during one of the upcoming meeting in 2015.