CENS role: Project coordinator
Executor department: GIS & RSD
Duration (Years): 2016 - 2018
Funding Source: State budget supported grant, State Committee of Science MES RA
Pollution of agricultural crops with heavy metals is a food safety and human health risk factor which needs to be identified, assessed and managed through creation of an early response system. For this purpose the project proposes developing a remote sensing method for assessing and predicting heavy metal pollution of agricultural crops growing on tiny land parcels in mountain regions. To reach the goal, the project envisages assessment levels of Hg, Cu, Ni, Cd pollution of different agricultural crops growing on sites attached to town of Kajaran, identification of peculiarities of heavy metal accumulation by different organs of crops and correlations, collation of obtained data with multi-spectral aerial imagery. The expected project result will be a new developed method for assessing and predicting Hg, Cu, Ni, Cd pollution of agricultural crops to then underpin development of a remote sensing monitoring system.