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In the domain of agriculture, which is historically one of the first domains to exploit Earth observation, EU policies aim to foster the development of practices that preserve the environment and sustain productivity.


Agriculture is probably the most promising market in terms of the impact of Copernicus, especially through precision farming. Indeed, Copernicus helps assessing agricultural land use and trends, crop conditions and yield forecasts. It also supports input management, farm management recording and irrigation management.


The domains of application of Copernicus are however not limited to precision farming. They also include seasonal mapping of cultivated areas, water management and drought monitoring, as well as subsidy controls.



Map of Vegetation Development

(Credits: H2020 Eugenius Project)

High Resolution Layer Grassland

(Credits: CLMS)


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