COSMOS-India

Managing Water Well

Soil moisture real‑time field monitoring across India | Helping to improve livelihoods for farmers | Towards sustainable water resource management

Soil moisture status is critical for farming and the production of crops, as well as for recharge of groundwater and weather prediction. COSMOS‑India delivers real-time soil moisture observations from permanent in situ field monitoring stations using large area (field scale average) soil moisture sensors. The objectives of this work are to:

For further information on the measurement technology and soil moisture science see the COSMOS-UK website.

This work is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s Official Development Assistance through the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's SUNRISE programme, and contributed to, and in partnership with the Indian organisations listed below:

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

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Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

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National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

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University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

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For more information about COSMOS-India please contact the Project Office.