« News

Copernicus Applications: Monitoring crop health across the Netherlands

21 februari 2022

Read the full article here.

It goes without saying that we all depend on agriculture for food. However, the growing global population and the climate crisis is putting untold pressure on food production and water resources. While rich developed nations may be able to weather a failed crop, the loss of a precious harvest can be disastrous for many countries facing the serious issue of food security. Thanks to the benefits of different types of data from two particular Copernicus Sentinel missions and an ingenious new dataset tool, people working in the agriculture sector, but who are not satellite data experts, can monitor the health and development of crops, right down to each crop in individual fields. It is critical that datasets are made available in easy to understand and easy to use ways. Addressing this need, ESA works together with the TU Delft to develop the Agricultural Sandbox XL. As its name suggests, this toolset has been used to hone in on the Netherlands where much land is given over to agriculture. 



  • Share
  •  
  •  
  •  

Related news

NL Space Campus is the central place for a community that is connected by a fascination for the endless possibilities of space -  be it for science, society, business or pleasure.

  • Inspiring young talent is important for our future space generation

    Inspiring young talent is important for our future space generation

  • Secretary General EZK gets to meet the space cluster

    Secretary General EZK gets to meet the space cluster

  • Space Academy panel discussion on GNSS data

    Space Academy panel discussion on GNSS data

  • EUSPA and GNSS CoE building blocks to support GNSS applications

    EUSPA and GNSS CoE building blocks to support GNSS applications

  • Cassini EU Hackathon is turning challenges into innovative ideas

    Cassini EU Hackathon is turning challenges into innovative ideas

  • Strengthening the Dutch space industry for young professionals and entrepreneurs

    Strengthening the Dutch space industry for young professionals and entrepreneurs

Curious for more?

Subscribe to receive news and updates

+31 71 203 2000 info@nlspacecampus.eu