DENETHOR presented at NeurIPS - Last chance to participate in the #AI4FoodSecurity challenge

Our paper "DENETHOR: The DynamicEarthNET dataset for Harmonized, inter-Operable, analysis-Ready, daily crop monitoring from space", a dataset for crop type mapping from daily, analysis-ready satellite time-series data, has been accepted at NeurIPS 2021 Datasets and Benchmarks Track!

Recent advances in remote sensing products allow near-real time monitoring of the Earth’s surface. Despite increasing availability of near-daily time-series of satellite imagery, there has been little exploration of deep learning methods to utilize the unprecedented temporal density of observations. This is particularly interesting in crop monitoring where time-series remote sensing data has been used frequently to exploit phenological differences of crops in the growing cycle over time. In this work, we present DENETHOR: The DynamicEarthNET dataset for Harmonized, inter-Operabel, analysis-Ready, daily crop monitoring from space. Our dataset contains daily, analysis-ready Planet Fusion data together with Sentinel-1 radar and Sentinel-2 optical time-series for crop type classification in Northern Germany. Our baseline experiments underline that incorporating the available spatial and temporal information fully may not be straightforward and could require the design of tailored architectures. The dataset presents two main challenges to the community: Exploit the temporal dimension for improved crop classification and ensure that models can handle a domain shift to a different year.

Finally, the dataset is being used in the #AI4FoodSecurity challenge, organized by Planet, DLR, TUM and Radiant Earth, and hosted by ESA. Participate until December 19!

Reference: Lukas Kondmann, Aysim Toker, Marc Rußwurm, Andrés Camero, Devis Peressuti, Grega Milcinski, Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Nicolas Longépé, Timothy Davis, Giovanni Marchisio, Laura Leal-Taixé, Xiao Xiang Zhu (2021). DENETHOR: The DynamicEarthNET dataset for Harmonized, inter-Operable, analysis-Ready, daily crop monitoring from space. In Thirty-fifth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Datasets and Benchmarks Track. [code][paper]