VanderSat was involved in a scientific comparison study between remote sensing and modelled soil moisture products across Australia in a common framework. The comparison was based on a correlation analysis between the soil moisture products and in situ data collated from ground-based networks. This study revealed a high performance of the satellite products, in particular the satellite soil moisture retrievals from the Land Parameter Retrieval Model (LPRM). This model was developed and further improved by the VanderSat team. The study was published in Remote Sensing or Environment. More information about this study can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.09.015 .