Crop mapping in Estonia

Crop mapping in Estonia

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23/11/2018 3:46 pm

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SATIKAS project

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Estonia used Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data country-wide to check whether farmers follow mowing requirements for agricultural subsidies under Common Agricultural Policy. Helping to reduce false payments, the economic impact in Estonia alone is estimated to be almost €500 000 a year. The image shows Lääne-Viru county on a false colour composite. Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar images are the main data source. This is one example in a new publication that collects 99 stories from European public authorities.

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