Founder & CEO, cropix, Switzerland
Dietrich HEINTZ is the CEO of cropix, which was founded in 2020. Cropix offers map products for agricultural applications from Sentinel-1 SAR data. His professional background is agriculture, forestry, GIS and remote sensing. He worked in two relevant institutes for more than 12 years, in field-trial management, environmental monitoring and data analysis. Since 2010 he works with SAR data for precision farming and crop insurance. He developed two indices which are a vegetation index (ESVI) and a humidity index (SWI), which are alibrated against different sources of reference data. The ESVI was regionally calibrated against Leaf Area Index (LAI) and yield.