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Flexible habitat mapping for biodiversity and ecosystem management
  • Biodiversity ,
  • ecosystem ,
  • Natural Capital Accounting ,
  • Habitat Mapping

Flexible habitat mapping for biodiversity and ecosystem management

By Lori Giagnacovo 17.07.2024
With the recent implementation of the Nature Restoration Law and the ongoing UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, accurate habitat mapping has never been..
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How to improve flood response with EO data?
  • Satellite ,
  • drones ,
  • flood monitoring ,
  • data fusion ,
  • flows ,
  • emergency response

How to improve flood response with EO data?

By Lisa Landuyt 24.06.2024

Floods! Unfortunately, they are happening all over the world and occurring more often and more intensely due to climate change. There is an urgent need..

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Can ultraviolet cameras improve oil spill detection?
  • Camera & Sensor

Can ultraviolet cameras improve oil spill detection?

By Daniel Iordache 06.05.2024

Oil spills pose significant threats to our ecosystem balance and human health. In port environments, where accidental spills frequently occur, fast..

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AI4FOOD FuseTS: a toolbox for Sentinel Data Fusion and Analytics
  • Sentinel ,
  • AI ,
  • AI4FOOD ,
  • FuseTS ,
  • data fusion

AI4FOOD FuseTS: a toolbox for Sentinel Data Fusion and Analytics

By Bram Janssen 27.03.2024

Satellites gather an extensive amount of Earth Observation (EO) data. Despite this data's availability, there are still challenges in extracting relevant..

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Towards mapping land degradation at high resolution
  • Sentinel ,
  • land cover ,
  • worldcover ,
  • SEN4LDN ,
  • land degradation

Towards mapping land degradation at high resolution

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 21.02.2024

Land degradation affects the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Diminished overall productivity and reduced resilience in the face of climate..

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The Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, a game changer in the world of EO
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • Ecosystem services ,
  • Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem

The Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, a game changer in the world of EO

By Dennis Clarijs 26.01.2024

On December 16th, 2022, the new Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem project kicked off with the stringent ambition to become the public go-to platform and..

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Making drone technology accessible to farmers
  • Agriculture ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • drone data

Making drone technology accessible to farmers

By Stephanie Delalieux 04.12.2023

In modern agriculture, the importance of technology & data has significantly increased in identifying suitable control measures. A notable trend is the..

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EXPLORE-VN: water quality information for Vietnam's inland & coastal waters
  • Copernicus ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • water quality monitoring ,
  • EOData

EXPLORE-VN: water quality information for Vietnam's inland & coastal waters

By Ils Reusen 07.11.2023

In an ever-changing environment where the consequences of climate change are increasing significantly, the use of Copernicus satellite data becomes even..

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Towards EU forest structure maps! First results over Flanders
  • Sentinel ,
  • Forest monitoring ,
  • ForestPaths ,
  • Forest Structure Mapping ,
  • GEDI

Towards EU forest structure maps! First results over Flanders

By Wanda De Keersmaecker 23.10.2023

Forests play a crucial role to meet the EU's ambitious goals to reduce emissions by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2050, but they are also threatened..

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Waste Watchers enables citizens to detect and map litter with drones and AI
  • drones ,
  • AI ,
  • plastic pollution ,
  • , citizen science ,
  • Waste Watchers

Waste Watchers enables citizens to detect and map litter with drones and AI

By Klaas Pauly 19.10.2023
Worldwide, rivers transport 1 million kg of plastic waste into the ocean, every day! The best way to prevent this is to clean up litter while it is still..
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New CropSAR service provides Cloud-Free Time Series at Pixel Level
  • Time series ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • Sentinel-1 ,
  • CropSAR

New CropSAR service provides Cloud-Free Time Series at Pixel Level

By Kristof Van Tricht 16.10.2023
In 2019 we released CropSAR, a service that combines both optical data from Sentinel-2 and radar data from Sentinel-1 to be able to look through the..
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New plant level statistics for phenotyping vegetable crops with MAPEO
  • AI ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • seed breeding ,
  • drone based phenotyping

New plant level statistics for phenotyping vegetable crops with MAPEO

By Sam Oswald 25.09.2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of plant phenotyping, there's a pressing need to get more information about the health and growth of the plants growing in..
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An AI foundation model for airborne change detection
  • Infrastructure ,
  • Change detection ,
  • AI ,
  • machine learning ,
  • Digital Twin ,
  • foundation model

An AI foundation model for airborne change detection

By Xenia Ivashkovych 21.08.2023
The Digital Reference map of Flanders (GRB) is a crucial foundation for creating a comprehensive digital twin of Flanders. It contains detailed..
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Climate-resilient agriculture in Flanders
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • climate change ,
  • WaterRadar ,
  • Klimrek

Climate-resilient agriculture in Flanders

By Anne Gobin 17.07.2023

As the effects of climate change become more apparent, the need for sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture is more urgent than ever. In Flanders..

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Simplify your processing with the WorldCover annual composites
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • land cover ,
  • global land cover ,
  • Sentinel-1 ,
  • worldcover

Simplify your processing with the WorldCover annual composites

By Daniele Zanaga 21.06.2023

During the development of ESA WorldCover 2020 and 2021, the first global land cover maps at 10 meters resolution based on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2, we..

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Collecting super high resolution drone data for crop monitoring
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • drone based phenotyping ,
  • crop mapping

Collecting super high resolution drone data for crop monitoring

By Dries Raymaekers 12.06.2023

The OpsDrone project, funded by VLAIO, wants to boost the use of drone services for agricultural applications. One of the big future trends we see in..

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Desert locust monitoring in East-Africa
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • Desert Locust ,
  • ESA GDA ,
  • crop damage mapping

Desert locust monitoring in East-Africa

By Roel Van Hoolst 30.05.2023
The desert locust is one of the most destructive pests in the world. A small swarm can contain 80 million locusts and cause widespread damage to crops and..
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New INCA tool to support ecosystem accounting in Europe
  • Biodiversity ,
  • ecosystem ,
  • NCA ,
  • Natural Capital Accounting ,
  • Ecosystem services ,
  • INCA

New INCA tool to support ecosystem accounting in Europe

By Bruno Smets 17.05.2023

Ecosystem Accounts measure the stock and its changes of our natural capital and the services it provides to the society and our economy. Ecosystem..

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WorldCereal releases global seasonal crop type maps
  • Agriculture ,
  • food security ,
  • worldcereal

WorldCereal releases global seasonal crop type maps

By Sven Gilliams 20.04.2023

In June 2020 the WorldCereal consortium started on a scientific adventure to develop an opensource, agile and robust system for global agricultural..

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Do's and don'ts to collect accurate drone data
  • MAPEO ,
  • drone management system ,
  • drone data ,
  • GCP ,
  • Ground Control Points

Do's and don'ts to collect accurate drone data

By Johan Mijnendonckx 27.03.2023
Collecting drone data has evolved tremendously over the past years. We have a wide spectrum of end-to-end drone platforms, a variety of sensors and..
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Match water supply and demand with the WaterAtlas
  • Water & coast ,
  • WaterRadar ,
  • water management ,
  • WaterAtlas

Match water supply and demand with the WaterAtlas

By Wim Clymans 22.03.2023
Flanders is a water-scarce region. Yet a lot of usable water remains unused. A large amount of water is discharged into the sea via watercourses or the..
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Streamline your drone operations with MAPEO
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • drone management system ,
  • drone data

Streamline your drone operations with MAPEO

By Dries Raymaekers 17.02.2023

When using a SaaS platform to manage drone missions and analyze the data delivered, companies expect it to be easy, flexible and completely open. They..

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CORSA, EO data compression and processing with AI
  • EO Data ,
  • AI ,
  • data compression ,
  • self-supervised learning ,
  • CORSA

CORSA, EO data compression and processing with AI

By Bart Beusen 06.02.2023

With the huge amount of data being collected by several Earth observation missions, limitations in data downlink capacity and storage have become a major..

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Recent trends in Earth Observation for agro-insurance
  • Agriculture ,
  • Index insurance ,
  • agro-insurance ,
  • EO4I

Recent trends in Earth Observation for agro-insurance

By Roel Van Hoolst 19.01.2023

With a rapidly changing climate, agro-insurance has become a very complex business. As we witness more and more extreme weather conditions including..

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Towards continuous land cover mapping at high resolution
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • land cover ,
  • RapidAI4EO

Towards continuous land cover mapping at high resolution

By Wanda De Keersmaecker 03.01.2023

Timely information on land cover and land cover change is crucial to understand anthropogenic pressures on our environment, the state of ecosystems, and..

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Automatic fruit count to support crop management
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • automatic annotation ,
  • data labelling ,
  • proximal sensing

Automatic fruit count to support crop management

By Maria Culman Forero 12.12.2022
Fruit growers are constantly monitoring crops and optimizing their management in order to produce as many high-quality fruits as possible. But how much..
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WorldCover taking it to the next level
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • land cover ,
  • global land cover ,
  • worldcover

WorldCover taking it to the next level

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 28.10.2022
One year after the release of the WorldCover 2020 map, i.e. the first global land cover product at 10 m resolution based on both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2..
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Habitat mapping with AI to preserve Europe's natural capital
  • Biodiversity ,
  • EO Data ,
  • AI ,
  • land cover ,
  • Natural Capital Accounting

Habitat mapping with AI to preserve Europe's natural capital

By Bruno Smets 17.10.2022
Habitat Mapping is a key tool to assess progress towards the European Biodiversity 2030 targets as well as the global Aichi targets and more particular..
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Monitoring tidal influence on algae with drones
  • Water & coast ,
  • drones ,
  • water quality monitoring ,
  • MAPEO Water

Monitoring tidal influence on algae with drones

By Willem Boone 29.09.2022
In the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities including the waterways. In..
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Automated plant and gap count to support seed breeding
  • Agriculture ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • seed breeding ,
  • drone based phenotyping

Automated plant and gap count to support seed breeding

By Nick Gutkin 13.09.2022
Seed breeding trials are hard work. Companies engaged in seed breeding put a lot of money and effort into maintaining and monitoring experimental plots in
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Will our potatoes be fried before the yield?
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • EO Data ,
  • food security ,
  • CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin

Will our potatoes be fried before the yield?

By Bart Deronde 11.08.2022

Last summer extreme rainfall caused devastating floods in the South of Belgium. This summer we’re experiencing a major drought, the fifth in the last six..

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MAPEO, remote sensing data to create your digital twin
  • Water & coast ,
  • Land use ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Infrastructure ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • Digital Twin

MAPEO, remote sensing data to create your digital twin

By Jan Biesemans 23.06.2022

Data driven resource and asset management, and situational awareness applications force governmental organizations and companies to arrange their own..

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A new collaboration platform for EO data and services
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • EO services

A new collaboration platform for EO data and services

By Hande Erdem 23.05.2022
In a world filled with Earth observation data and innovative image processing technology, we are privileged to access and offer EO-based services which..
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Destination Living Planet
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • worldcover ,
  • worldcereal

Destination Living Planet

By Dennis Clarijs 19.05.2022
Next week ESA is organizing the Living Planet Symposium! With thousands of registered scientists and data users, it is one of the largest Earth..
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Spreading the EO word!
  • Earth observation ,
  • space technology

Spreading the EO word!

By Steven Krekels 20.04.2022

Sharing information and knowledge is part of our DNA and our commitment to make all investments in space pay off, including here on Earth. For you too!

..

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Drone and satellite data in the world of seed breeding
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • drone based phenotyping

Drone and satellite data in the world of seed breeding

By Jürgen Decloedt 28.03.2022
Remote sensing has a long track record of providing insightful information for agricultural purposes. For plant breeders, drones have become an..
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Citizen science in potato fields: what did it teach us?
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • climate change ,
  • CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin

Citizen science in potato fields: what did it teach us?

By Joris De Wolf 25.03.2022
The goal was clear. In the agricultural experiment of ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’ we wanted to monitor the impact of heat and drought on the cultivation..
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Artificial Intelligence to detect marine plastic litter
  • drones ,
  • EO Data ,
  • AI ,
  • artificial intelligence ,
  • marine litter ,
  • plastic pollution

Artificial Intelligence to detect marine plastic litter

By Els Knaeps 17.03.2022
Marine plastic litter is one of the major environmental problems we are facing today. Tons of plastics end up in our oceans hereby impacting marine..
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Global Seasonal crop mapping: from validation to demonstration
  • Agriculture ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • worldcereal

Global Seasonal crop mapping: from validation to demonstration

By Sven Gilliams 08.02.2022

In 2022 ESA's WorldCereal project is moving to the next phase, which is the global demonstration. During this global demonstration the WorldCereal..

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Transition to a sustainable planet through Natural Capital Accounting
  • Biodiversity ,
  • SDG's ,
  • Geospatial ,
  • Natural Capital Accounting ,
  • Ecosystem services

Transition to a sustainable planet through Natural Capital Accounting

By Bruno Smets 16.01.2022
Our economy and our human well-being highly depend on nature and its “services”. Longley, we underestimated these services, but the recent COVID-19..
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Demolition Guide: from waste management to circular materials stock management
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • circular economy ,
  • urban mining ,
  • Demolition Guide

Demolition Guide: from waste management to circular materials stock management

By Tanja Van Achteren 02.12.2021

Accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. It's not just our corporate goal, it's crucial to everything and everyone on our planet! For us as..

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WatchITgrow, creating a digital twin of every field
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • European Green Deal

WatchITgrow, creating a digital twin of every field

By Jürgen Decloedt 25.11.2021

What started as a yield prediction and monitoring tool for the Belgian potato sector has grown into an open and holistic platform that supports the entire..

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High precision ship positioning with drones
  • drones ,
  • Port of Antwerp ,
  • ship positioning ,
  • mooring policy

High precision ship positioning with drones

By Pieter-Jan Baeck 28.10.2021
The Port of Antwerp is one of the largest ports of Europe. A massive number of ships arrives every day to load and unload as quickly as possible. No time..
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Release of the 10 m WorldCover map
  • Land use ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • global land cover ,
  • worldcover

Release of the 10 m WorldCover map

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 20.10.2021
In 2019 we kicked-off ESA’s WorldCover project. An ambitious project set up to develop a new global land cover map at 10 m resolution to provide valuable..
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The impact of extreme weather on the cultivation of potatoes
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin

The impact of extreme weather on the cultivation of potatoes

By Bart Deronde 29.09.2021
In spring 2021, the largest citizen science campaign ever on the impact of heat and drought in Flanders’ gardens & fields ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’ took..
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Mapping crops at a global scale! What works and what doesn’t?
  • Agriculture ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • worldcereal

Mapping crops at a global scale! What works and what doesn’t?

By Kristof Van Tricht 19.07.2021

ESA WorldCereal’s challenging task is to build an open-source classification system for seasonal crop mapping at the global scale. For every 10 m X 10 m..

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What happens on the fields? Monitoring the crop calendars
  • Agriculture ,
  • food security ,
  • e-shape ,
  • eurogeo ,
  • geo

What happens on the fields? Monitoring the crop calendars

By Kasper Bonte 07.07.2021
About a year ago, we introduced you to the H2020 e-shape project. Based on user need analysis, we started updating and developing agricultural services to..
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Space technology for monitoring water quality
  • Water & coast ,
  • iCOR ,
  • water quality monitoring ,
  • WaterMonitor

Space technology for monitoring water quality

By Ils Reusen 01.07.2021

The EU Water Framework Directive requires the EU member states to classify their surface water bodies according the ecological status into high, good,..

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Early & automated detection of Pine Wilt Nematode to safeguard European forests
  • AI ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • machine learning ,
  • Disease detection ,
  • Forest monitoring

Early & automated detection of Pine Wilt Nematode to safeguard European forests

By Nicolas Lewyckyj 21.06.2021

In the framework of the H2020 FOCUS project, an automated workflow has been developed to early detect individual trees affected by the Pine Wilt Nematode..

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Earth Observation best practices for the agro-insurance
  • Agriculture ,
  • EOData ,
  • agro-insurance

Earth Observation best practices for the agro-insurance

By Roel Van Hoolst 03.06.2021
Agriculture is an inherently risky business. Extreme weather conditions, diseases and natural disasters are putting agricultural production under..
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Water quality monitoring! From knowledge to operational services
  • Water & coast ,
  • iCOR ,
  • water quality monitoring ,
  • plastic pollution ,
  • WaterMonitor ,
  • MAPEO Water

Water quality monitoring! From knowledge to operational services

By Els Knaeps 27.05.2021

Rivers, creeks, lakes, oceans, … are key components in the hydrological cycle. We use them for drinking, irrigation, transport , recreation,… and they..

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Validation of iCOR for Sentinel-3 over land surfaces and new SNAP plug-ins
  • Image Processing ,
  • atmospheric correction ,
  • iCOR ,
  • Sentinel-3 ,
  • SNAP

Validation of iCOR for Sentinel-3 over land surfaces and new SNAP plug-ins

By Erwin Wolters 10.05.2021

After releasing the iCOR plug-in for Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Imager (iCOR4S3) in 2019, a thorough validation was performed using among others the..

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Towards a global land cover map at 10 m resolution
  • Land use ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • global land cover ,
  • worldcover

Towards a global land cover map at 10 m resolution

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 22.04.2021
The goal of ESA’s WorldCover project was clear! Develop a new global land cover map at 10 m resolution in less than 2 years to provide valuable..
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Remote sensing for agriculture! A history with a bright future
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • AI ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • CropSAR

Remote sensing for agriculture! A history with a bright future

By Laurent Tits 01.04.2021
Remote sensing and agriculture have been a winning combination for a long time. For us it all started in our early years with the start of the EU MARS..
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Effluent to the rescue?
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • smart farming ,
  • drought monitoring ,
  • irrigation ,
  • WaterRadar

Effluent to the rescue?

By Anne Gobin 22.03.2021

Belgian farmers grapple with drought. For the last four growing seasons, parts of Belgium have faced drought from April to September. According to the ..

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Supporting land and infrastructure management with CropSAR
  • Land use ,
  • Infrastructure ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • CropSAR

Supporting land and infrastructure management with CropSAR

By Jan Biesemans 16.03.2021

The Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites continuously provide new high-quality Earth observation (EO) data. This means that for Flanders we can access new..

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Safeguarding EO data quality using vicarious calibration
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Cubesat ,
  • calibration ,
  • validation ,
  • Hyperscout

Safeguarding EO data quality using vicarious calibration

By Iskander Benhadj 10.03.2021

Remote Sensing offers an attractive way to gather information on Earth’s surface processes. Public and private sectors are much aware of the benefits EO..

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Object detection for plant phenotyping with Phase One and MAPEO
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • AI ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • phenotyping ,
  • Phase One ,
  • object detection

Object detection for plant phenotyping with Phase One and MAPEO

By Carsten Wieser 12.02.2021

The use of drone imagery has revolutionized plant phenotyping research tremendously over the past few years. You can not only obtain more detailed and..

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Large scale mapping for biodiversity monitoring
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • global land cover ,
  • vegetation ,
  • GlobDiversity

Large scale mapping for biodiversity monitoring

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 09.02.2021

Last year, the European Space Agency finalized the GlobDiversity project, the first large-scale effort set up to develop and engineer remote sensing-based..

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CurieuzeNeuzen in de tuin: citizen science towards heat and drought
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • climate change ,
  • potato industry

CurieuzeNeuzen in de tuin: citizen science towards heat and drought

By Bart Deronde 25.01.2021

The “typical Belgian weather” is characterized by a sequence of wet and dry spells, cold and warmer episodes, usually following each other in a sequel of..

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Searching for disease-resistant sugar beet varieties
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • phenotyping ,
  • machine learning ,
  • Beetphen

Searching for disease-resistant sugar beet varieties

By Stephanie Delalieux 05.01.2021

To boost productivity and ensure food security, we need to protect our crops. The use of disease-resistant crop varieties represents an important means to..

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Automated Service Builder on Proba-V MEP
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP

Automated Service Builder on Proba-V MEP

By Jeroen Dries 18.12.2020

For the last 1.5 years, we have been working on a proof of concept to simplify running your algorithms on our 100+ node cluster, and more easily share..

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Skills development and capacity building in EO/GI
  • Copernicus ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • GEO skills ,
  • EO4GEO

Skills development and capacity building in EO/GI

By Hande Erdem 14.12.2020

Geospatial data and remote sensing services have grown to powerful tools in search of true information about our environment, society and economy. Many..

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Applying spatial models to better examine plant traits
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • phenotyping

Applying spatial models to better examine plant traits

By Joris De Wolf 07.12.2020

In agricultural field experiments we examine plant traits to evaluate new seeds or agro-chemical products. Ideally the soil fertility is as homogenic as..

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WorldCereal, mapping global agriculture at field scale
  • Agriculture ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • ESA ,
  • worldcereal ,
  • crop mapping

WorldCereal, mapping global agriculture at field scale

By Sven Gilliams 16.11.2020

ESA’s WorldCereal project aims to develop an efficient, agile and robust EO based system for timely global crop monitoring at field scale. This is a huge..

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CAPSAT, quantifying yields with combined Sentinel data!
  • Agriculture ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • AI ,
  • CropSAR ,
  • CAPSAT

CAPSAT, quantifying yields with combined Sentinel data!

By Jan Biesemans 08.10.2020

Europe has the ambitious objective to become a sustainable region by 2030. Circular Economy, Farm to Fork, Zero Pollution, Natural Capital, a modernized..

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Annual 100 m land cover maps on a global scale!
  • Land use ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • vegetation

Annual 100 m land cover maps on a global scale!

By Marcel Buchhorn 09.09.2020
At the beginning of 2020, we already showed you how we use PROBA-V observations to map annual land cover changes. After sharing these promising annual..
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Developing an object detection workflow for drone imagery
  • drones ,
  • AI ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • phenotyping

Developing an object detection workflow for drone imagery

By Sam Oswald 17.08.2020

Drone imagery has been revolutionary for agricultural research applications; allowing us to understand plants, plant traits and the impacts of various..

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Monitoring ecosystem production at global scale
  • land cover ,
  • climate change ,
  • ecosystem ,
  • vegetation ,
  • Sentinel-3 ,
  • CO2 ,
  • Terra-P

Monitoring ecosystem production at global scale

By Roel Van Hoolst 08.07.2020

Plants are the Earth’s biggest contributors in cleaning the atmosphere from excessive anthropogenic CO2. By converting carbon dioxide into organic..

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Air quality before, during and after COVID-19 lockdown
  • Terrascope ,
  • air quality ,
  • air pollution ,
  • Sentinel-5P ,
  • NO2

Air quality before, during and after COVID-19 lockdown

By Erwin Wolters 22.06.2020

How bad is the air pollution in your area? What can we expect now countries are slowly emerging from their lockdowns? We’ve seen nitrogen dioxide (NO2)..

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A first look at historical land cover changes over the Sahel
  • Land use ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • global land cover ,
  • UTURN

A first look at historical land cover changes over the Sahel

By Niels Souverijns 17.06.2020
For those who already know us or follow us for quite some time it is no big surprise, we have a big interest and expertise in global land cover monitoring..
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e-shape to support sustainable agriculture in Europe
  • Agriculture ,
  • food security ,
  • e-shape ,
  • eurogeo ,
  • geo

e-shape to support sustainable agriculture in Europe

By Sven Gilliams 08.06.2020

Just past the first anniversary of the e-shape project, you should by now all know our slogan; We e-shape EuroGeo!! But what does it mean? What is..

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Belgian test sites to support EO missions
  • drones ,
  • EO Data ,
  • validation ,
  • BELAIR

Belgian test sites to support EO missions

By Bart Bomans 02.06.2020

Earth observation research is a multidisciplinary research topic and acquiring data for this type of research is not always easy. A lot of organizational..

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Palm tree mapping using deep learning on aerial images
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data ,
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • Red Palm Weevil

Palm tree mapping using deep learning on aerial images

By Maria Culman Forero 12.05.2020

When thinking of palm trees, most people start dreaming of beautiful beaches or stunning locations. But besides this ornamental aspect, palm trees also..

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Detecting marine plastics! An experiment
  • Water & coast ,
  • plastic pollution ,
  • marine environment

Detecting marine plastics! An experiment

By Els Knaeps 23.04.2020

Plastic is omnipresent in our daily lives. Just think about the things you already used today containing plastic. Packaging, cell phones, toys, .....

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End of PROBA-V’s operational lifetime! What’s next?
  • PROBA-V ,
  • global land cover ,
  • vegetation ,
  • Sentinel-3

End of PROBA-V’s operational lifetime! What’s next?

By Dennis Clarijs 09.04.2020

Unfortunately, all good stories come to an end, even so for PROBA-V.  What started as a “gap-filler” mission between SPOT-VEGETATION and the Sentinel-3..

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Satellites and drones for variable rate irrigation and fertilization
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • precision agriculture ,
  • POTENTIAL

Satellites and drones for variable rate irrigation and fertilization

By Pieter Janssens 26.03.2020

Efficient fertilization and irrigation are two main challenges for future crop production in Belgium, but also in other European areas with intensive..

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Drone-based flower count in fruit orchards
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • fruitculture

Drone-based flower count in fruit orchards

By Stephanie Delalieux 04.03.2020

As a fruit grower you want to obtain a rich and profitable harvest at the end of the season. Reducing the number of flowers and fruitlets early in the..

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Safeguarding the access to the Port of Antwerp using GIS
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • dredging ,
  • GIS ,
  • Port of Antwerp

Safeguarding the access to the Port of Antwerp using GIS

By Bart Deronde 17.02.2020

The Port of Antwerp is a major economic player in Belgium housing ca 900 companies, among which the biggest and most diverse chemical cluster in Europe...

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Copernicus global land cover maps now available in Google Earth Engine
  • land cover ,
  • global land cover ,
  • land cover viewer ,
  • Google Earth Engine

Copernicus global land cover maps now available in Google Earth Engine

By Marcel Buchhorn 04.02.2020

Since its release, the Copernicus Global Land Cover maps have raised interest for applications in different fields. But downloading these products to your..

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Tailored placements for students from De Lift Education
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • Passwerk ,
  • De Lift

Tailored placements for students from De Lift Education

By Bart Beusen 27.01.2020

Young people with autism often have a special talent for specific tasks, e.g. repetitive tasks that require long attention spans, or for tasks on..

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Towards mapping annual land cover changes
  • Land use ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • land cover ,
  • land cover viewer

Towards mapping annual land cover changes

By Marcel Buchhorn 07.01.2020

In May 2019, at the ESA Living Planet Symposium, we released the first Global Land Cover Layers, at 100 m resolution (for the year 2015) in the context of..

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How Aphea.Bio is using drones to evaluate biostimulants
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • phenotyping

How Aphea.Bio is using drones to evaluate biostimulants

By Marcelo Labra 10.12.2019

"Agricultural biologicals" is a broad term for naturally occurring substances such as micro-organisms and natural extracts that have the potential to..

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APEX, from simulator to operational hyperspectral system
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Camera & Sensor ,
  • APEX ,
  • calibration ,
  • validation

APEX, from simulator to operational hyperspectral system

By Bart Bomans 25.11.2019

APEX is an airborne hyperspectral instrument. It was originally intended to serve as a simulator and a calibration and validation device for spaceborne..

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Natural Capital Accounting to protect ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity ,
  • SDG's ,
  • ecosystem ,
  • Natural Capital Accounting

Natural Capital Accounting to protect ecosystem services

By Bruno Smets 18.11.2019

Economic progress has been measured via Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for decades. However, most environmental elements are not recorded in these public or..

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AVR and WatchITgrow support the potato industry
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • AVR ,
  • potato industry

AVR and WatchITgrow support the potato industry

By Koen Uyttenhove 25.10.2019

In order to meet all the challenges of the growing world population, we need more data-driven decisions in agriculture. These data-driven decisions can..

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Flexible cloud processing with OpenEO
  • Image Processing ,
  • Data Cubes ,
  • Cloud Processing ,
  • OpenEO

Flexible cloud processing with OpenEO

By Jeroen Dries 03.10.2019

While more and more platforms to process EO data become available, it is getting increasingly hard to choose which platform is best suited to process your..

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Stop downloading satellite data! Use a Virtual Machine instead
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope ,
  • Virtual Machine

Stop downloading satellite data! Use a Virtual Machine instead

By Jurgen Everaerts 16.09.2019

Thanks to Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth Observation programme, we have full, free and open access to massive amounts of data. But how do we use..

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How to integrate a multispectral camera under a low-cost drone
  • drones ,
  • Camera & Sensor ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • multispectral

How to integrate a multispectral camera under a low-cost drone

By Robrecht Moelans 03.09.2019

Drones are a popular platform in the world of remote sensing. They are often budget-friendly, flexible to use and allow to monitor hard to reach areas at..

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Keeping an 'eye' on our European waters
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • water quality monitoring ,
  • Ireland ,
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Keeping an 'eye' on our European waters

By Gary Free 03.07.2019

Nineteen years after the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, a framework to guarantee that there is enough good-quality water for its..

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Mapping irrigated areas over Africa and the Near East
  • Agriculture ,
  • land cover ,
  • irrigation ,
  • FAO ,
  • WaPOR

Mapping irrigated areas over Africa and the Near East

By Laurent Tits 17.06.2019

Did you know that agriculture is responsible for up to 70% of all water withdrawals in the world? With water becoming more scarce, making every drop count..

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Looking through the clouds to improve crop monitoring!
  • Time series ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • EO Data ,
  • deep learning ,
  • AI ,
  • Sentinel-1

Looking through the clouds to improve crop monitoring!

By Kristof Van Tricht 03.06.2019

For the past decades now, remote sensing has been increasingly contributing to many agricultural monitoring services by providing worldwide systematic..

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Plastic debris. Time to turn the tide ...
  • Water & coast ,
  • plastic ,
  • zwerfvuil ,
  • VLIZ

Plastic debris. Time to turn the tide ...

By Lisa Devriese 23.05.2019

The past 3 weeks we’ve heard a lot about ‘MeiPlasticvrij’. Maybe you’re even participating? A campaign set up for the second time to make everyone aware..

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Time to release the new and improved land cover maps
  • Land use ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • land cover ,
  • fractional covers

Time to release the new and improved land cover maps

By Marcel Buchhorn 14.05.2019

Whether you're active in agricultural monitoring, studying climate change impact or even modelling green energy installations, there’s an important..

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Training our future scientists and ecosystem modellers
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • ecosystem ,
  • training ,
  • TRUSTEE

Training our future scientists and ecosystem modellers

By Ils Reusen 02.05.2019

With our population growing every year, the pressure on our Earth’s resources are rising tremendously. Last year for example Earth Overshoot Day, the..

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Copernicus monitoring the state of the world’s climate
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • climate change ,
  • essential climate variables ,
  • C3S

Copernicus monitoring the state of the world’s climate

By Iskander Benhadj 24.04.2019

Youth for climate, sign for my future, claim the climate … several initiatives have been started all over the world to encourage our policy makers to take..

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Artificial intelligence to detect asbestos in Flanders
  • AI ,
  • artificial intelligence ,
  • Actieplan Asbestafbouw ,
  • asbestos

Artificial intelligence to detect asbestos in Flanders

By Jan Biesemans 26.03.2019

In 2018 the Flemish government agreed to develop a new policy to phase out asbestos in Flanders. A part of this policy (Actieplan Asbestafbouw) is to ..

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IT developer in a world where the sky is not the limit
  • Image Processing ,
  • IT developer

IT developer in a world where the sky is not the limit

By Bram Janssen 18.03.2019

Hi, I’m Bram, 28 years and passionate about IT, developing online platforms and discovering new technologies nonstop. It's not always easy to explain my..

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Drones and dredging! Is there a match?
  • drones ,
  • dredging ,
  • Jan De Nul ,
  • MONOCLE ,
  • water quality monitoring

Drones and dredging! Is there a match?

By Liesbeth De Keukelaere 26.02.2019

In remote sensing, drone data has become more and more popular over the years. For agriculture monitoring or disaster management but drone data can also..

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Atmospheric correction software for Sentinel-3
  • atmospheric correction ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • iCOR

Atmospheric correction software for Sentinel-3

By Sindy Sterckx 11.02.2019

After releasing iCOR for the atmospheric correction of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 data, the iCOR software is now also available for atmospheric correction..

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Can we use drones in disaster management?
  • drones ,
  • airborne ,
  • maritime surveilance ,
  • flood monitoring

Can we use drones in disaster management?

By Jan Dries 24.01.2019

In today’s world, governments, administrations and private companies rely more and more on geo-information. Critical situation management teams are fully..

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The dynamic nature of our planet
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • EO Data ,
  • land cover

The dynamic nature of our planet

By Erwin Wolters 21.12.2018

Launched in 2013 and more than 5 years of observations, ESA’s miniature satellite PROBA-V monitors the evolution of our planet’s vegetation every day. We..

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Remote Sensing, beyond the science
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • circular economy ,
  • space technology

Remote Sensing, beyond the science

By Steven Krekels 18.12.2018

A couple of weeks ago we were pleased to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  It's truly amazing: 20 Years of Remote Sensing! Since 1998 we’ve been exploring..

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Small things count in the hyperspectral jungle
  • Image Processing ,
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Camera & Sensor ,
  • WHISPERS

Small things count in the hyperspectral jungle

By Stefan Livens 06.11.2018

The WHISPERS conferences promote hyperspectral image processing to solve remote sensing challenges. This aligns very well with the "full value chain”..

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ASIS, the tool for global agriculture drought monitoring
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data ,
  • food security ,
  • drought monitoring ,
  • ASIS

ASIS, the tool for global agriculture drought monitoring

By Roel Van Hoolst 16.10.2018

The balance between the food demand and availability is becoming more and more fragile in many parts of the world. To feed the rapidly growing population,

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Sentinel-2 to support dredging activities
  • Water & coast ,
  • dredging ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope

Sentinel-2 to support dredging activities

By Robrecht Moelans 09.10.2018

The goal of the European Commission Copernicus program is to offer free and open data about our environment. For example, Sentinel-2 covers our entire..

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Terrascope hits the road!
  • Image Distribution ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope

Terrascope hits the road!

By Dennis Clarijs 03.10.2018

Making Earth observation data freely accessible and usable. That is still our main goal with Terrascope, the online platform for user-friendly ..

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PROBA-V data for timely livestock management in Namibia
  • Agriculture ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • cattle management ,
  • land cover

PROBA-V data for timely livestock management in Namibia

By Cornelis van der Waal 06.09.2018

Namibia is the most arid country in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the high variability in rainfall there is widely fluctuating forage production from..

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When aliens are coming!
  • Climate ,
  • Land use ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • DIARS

When aliens are coming!

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 21.08.2018

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are one of the most important drivers of biodiversity loss. Either introduced deliberately (e.g. through fish farming or..

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When the heat gets tough ...
  • Agriculture ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Terrascope

When the heat gets tough ...

By Bart Deronde 06.08.2018

We can feel it, hear it and we can even see it from space! Europe is hit severely by a heat wave. Everybody is sharing images and comparisons of..

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A Sentinel shake for early crop mapping
  • Agriculture ,
  • Multitemporal image analysis ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • food security ,
  • deep learning ,
  • radar ,
  • optical

A Sentinel shake for early crop mapping

By Kristof Van Tricht 17.07.2018

The growing world population and its related ever-growing food demand requires a close monitoring of the agricultural landscape and timely estimates of..

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Image analytics for objective plant variety assessment
  • Agriculture ,
  • drones ,
  • MAPEO ,
  • phenotyping ,
  • plant breeding

Image analytics for objective plant variety assessment

By Esther Monard 20.06.2018

As Belgium’s biggest service provider for agriculture and horticulture, AVEVE is continuously looking for innovative solutions. In plant breeding we’re..

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Atmospheric correction for better surface reflectance information
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • atmospheric correction

Atmospheric correction for better surface reflectance information

By Erwin Wolters 12.06.2018

When you look at a satellite image, you are not thinking about reflectance, solar radiation or any other atmospheric disturbance, and you shouldn’t need..

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A shoebox size hyperspectral imager with extreme performance
  • Earth observation ,
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Camera & Sensor ,
  • Cubesat ,
  • CHIEM

A shoebox size hyperspectral imager with extreme performance

By Joris Blommaert 04.06.2018

In satellite earth observation, platforms and instruments are being miniaturized to improve cost-efficiency. At the same time, higher spatial and spectral..

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Creating time series plots in a few steps
  • Time series ,
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Multitemporal image analysis ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP ,
  • notebooks

Creating time series plots in a few steps

By Jeroen Dries 31.05.2018

How is the Earth’s vegetation evolving? To find out, you extract all observation data of your area of interest over time from the EO data archive (a time..

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Full, free and open data access! But then what?
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Sentinel

Full, free and open data access! But then what?

By Jurgen Everaerts 19.04.2018

In April 2014 Sentinel-1 was launched, as the first of a fleet of European satellites developed to deliver Earth observation data for the Copernicus..

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A vegetation satellite for coastal turbidity monitoring?
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Water & coast ,
  • Land use ,
  • coastal resources management

A vegetation satellite for coastal turbidity monitoring?

By Els Knaeps 10.04.2018

Coastal waters, including bays and estuaries, contain a wide variety of species and habitats. However, coastal waters are also extensively exploited for..

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20 years of vegetation monitoring! What's next?
  • Time series ,
  • Land use ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • Earth observation

20 years of vegetation monitoring! What's next?

By Dirk Van Speybroeck 24.03.2018

Today we travel back in time, to March 24th 1998. It is exactly 20 years ago that the first VEGETATION instrument was launched on board the SPOT 4..

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Monitoring water quality in your backyard
  • Water & coast ,
  • in situ observations ,
  • Horizon 2020 ,
  • optical monitoring

Monitoring water quality in your backyard

By Robrecht Moelans 19.03.2018

An idyllic setting in the Dartington Hall in South West England. Grass fields, trees, birds, rivers, the nature at its best. The perfect place for 12..

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EO data for agricultural insurance
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data ,
  • food security ,
  • Index insurance ,
  • SDG's

EO data for agricultural insurance

By Francesco Rispoli 06.03.2018

Tonight at dinner you might not think about poverty, hunger, and poor nutrition, but unfortunately that’s not the case for one in nine people in the..

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Cape Town waiting for Day Zero
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Water & coast ,
  • Climate ,
  • Land use ,
  • Cities

Cape Town waiting for Day Zero

By Dirk Van Speybroeck 09.02.2018

Recent news on the situation of the South African metropolis Cape Town underlines the gravity of drought as one of the most destructive environmental..

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HyperScout! A small box with a big brain
  • Multitemporal image analysis ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Cubesat

HyperScout! A small box with a big brain

By Iskander Benhadj 02.02.2018

CubeSats, standardized spacecraft platforms which consist of a number of cubes of 10x10x10 cm3, provide practical, reliable, and cost‐effective launch..

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Deep learning keeps your feet dry
  • Image Processing ,
  • deep learning ,
  • AI

Deep learning keeps your feet dry

By Bart Beusen 30.01.2018

There’s no way around deep learning anymore. Since deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have started dominating the ImageNet Large Scale Visual..

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Understanding Landscapes: the case of Voeren
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Image Processing

Understanding Landscapes: the case of Voeren

By Anne Gobin 10.01.2018

Landscapes evolve and the drivers behind the changes relate socio-economic activities to their bio-physical environment. Regions that have international..

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2017 through the eyes of remote sensing
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Earth observation ,
  • EO Data

2017 through the eyes of remote sensing

By Steven Krekels 21.12.2017

From Hungary to California or from Saudi Arabia to Antarctica.In our last blog of 2017 we want to show you some places on Earth & take you back to some..

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Supporting food security from space
  • Time series ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Multitemporal image analysis ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • food security

Supporting food security from space

By Erwin Goor 15.12.2017

For a food secure world, agriculture needs to get digital, i.e. we need “smart” agriculture to ensure food for all. Combining and analyzing this “Big..

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How EO data is used for humanitarian response
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • EO Data

How EO data is used for humanitarian response

By Alex Merkovic-Orenstein 01.12.2017
VITO Remote Sensing distributes processed Earth Observation data to users worldwide. In this blog, we are giving the word to Action Contre La Faim (ACF)..
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Celebrating 25 years of agricultural resources monitoring
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data

Celebrating 25 years of agricultural resources monitoring

By Herman Eerens 27.11.2017

The JRC-MARS unit (Monitoring  Agricultural ResourceS) develops methods, tools and systems to monitor agricultural evolutions (areas and yields) in Europe..

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Spatiospectral processing, the key to high resolution hyperspectral imaging
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • ButterflEYE LS

Spatiospectral processing, the key to high resolution hyperspectral imaging

By Stefan Livens 21.11.2017

Precision agriculture aims to optimize returns by automated observation of crop fields using small unmanned aerial vehicles. The challenge is to provide a..

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Land cover maps tailored to your needs
  • Climate ,
  • Land use ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus

Land cover maps tailored to your needs

By Marcel Buchhorn 16.11.2017

Static land cover maps are often hard to use in different applications. But with a wide range of user groups, we need more elastic land cover mapping..

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Weather impacts on agriculture
  • Climate ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data ,
  • smart farming

Weather impacts on agriculture

By Anne Gobin 06.11.2017

European farmers increasingly face more risks that can affect their livelihoods. With greater market orientation of the European Union’s Common..

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Going the extra mile for Sentinel data
  • Image Distribution ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • Sentinel ,
  • Terrascope

Going the extra mile for Sentinel data

By Dennis Clarijs 24.10.2017

To maximize the usability and uptake of Copernicus satellite data, ESA is setting up partnerships or collaborative ground segments in its member states...

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Monitoring water use in agriculture from space
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Land use ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • EO Data

Monitoring water use in agriculture from space

By Laurent Tits 16.10.2017
Agriculture is one of the main water users in the world. In order to achieve food security in the future, it is essential that the water resources are..
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Mangroves & remote sensing – a perfect match!
  • Land use ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • EO Data

Mangroves & remote sensing – a perfect match!

By Ruben Van De Kerchove 09.10.2017

Mangroves are somewhat strange, exotic ecosystems, but they are crucial to our planet. Monitoring mangroves is therefore essential in understanding..

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My motivation to do research
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Crop monitoring

My motivation to do research

By Laura Paladini 29.09.2017

Why do I do research? I am often asked this question, these days. Working in research is not always easy, but millions of people across the world are..

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Africa mapped in unprecedented detail
  • Time series ,
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Land use ,
  • Biodiversity

Africa mapped in unprecedented detail

By Bruno Smets 21.09.2017
Land is an essential natural resource for humanity and all terrestrial ecosystems, but human demands exceed available resources. This leads to..
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Space Economy
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • space economy

Space Economy

By Steven Krekels 14.09.2017

Space is inspiring. Space is innovating. Space supersedes barriers we have on earth. Space is about stars, planets, moons, asteroids and astronauts. But..

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On-demand image processing made easy
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP

On-demand image processing made easy

By Dirk Daems 12.09.2017

Earth observation missions produce huge quantities of data. But getting the right information at the right time is still often a challenge. Try the ..

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iCOR, atmospheric image correction made accessible
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • EO Data ,
  • atmospheric correction ,
  • image quality

iCOR, atmospheric image correction made accessible

By Sindy Sterckx 18.08.2017

When you look at a satellite image, although you may not see it, every pixel in the image is subtly contaminated by the atmosphere. If you want to derive..

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New technologies help plant breeders make a leap forward
  • Agriculture ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • drones ,
  • EO Data

New technologies help plant breeders make a leap forward

By Jürgen Decloedt 12.07.2017

Imagine a field, where 10000 variaties are growing in tighly, regularly spaced plots. Welcome to the daily live of plant breeders. Plant breeders observe,..

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Taking hyperspectral science to the sky
  • Image Processing ,
  • airborne ,
  • APEX

Taking hyperspectral science to the sky

By Kristin Vreys 27.06.2017

Airborne remote sensing is more than just ‘put a sensor on a plane and fly’. A successful airborne data acquisition campaign relies on recurrent..

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Wind turbine blade inspections, going beyond the marketing story
  • Image Processing ,
  • Infrastructure ,
  • drones

Wind turbine blade inspections, going beyond the marketing story

By Pieter-Jan Baeck 15.06.2017

Drones pop up everywhere. Even in the world of wind turbine inspection. But to set up an automated inspection process however, we need more than a flying..

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Copernicus to maximize the benefit of EO data
  • EO Data ,
  • Copernicus ,
  • Sentinel

Copernicus to maximize the benefit of EO data

By Ils Reusen 06.06.2017
Massive amounts of Earth observation data are generated by the Sentinel satellites. But how can you get access and retrieve valuable information? The..
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Drones for early fire blight detection
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture

Drones for early fire blight detection

By Stephanie Delalieux 23.05.2017

It’s every fruit grower’s priority to keep his orchards safe. But sometimes you cannot avoid diseases like fire blight. Fire blight in pear orchards is..

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Hyperspectral imaging reinvented
  • EO Data ,
  • Hyperspectral ,
  • Camera & Sensor

Hyperspectral imaging reinvented

By Bavo Delauré 11.05.2017

Small differences in the content of light, far more subtle than what we can perceive as different colours, carry valuable information about the health..

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PROBA-V raises the bar
  • Time series ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP ,
  • EO Data

PROBA-V raises the bar

By Dennis Clarijs 05.05.2017

ESA’s miniature satellite PROBA-V may only be as large as your average dishwasher, its potential in Earth Observation is inversely proportional. Providing..

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Remote Sensing for Water & Coast
  • Water & coast ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • dredging ,
  • EO Data

Remote Sensing for Water & Coast

By Liesbeth De Keukelaere 27.04.2017

With more than 70 % of our Earth covered by water and nearly half of our global population living near the coast, the importance of water on Earth cannot..

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Monitoring global sea level rise using satellite data
  • Water & coast ,
  • Climate ,
  • Earth observation

Monitoring global sea level rise using satellite data

By Erwin Wolters 18.04.2017

It is a well-known fact that our climate is changing rapidly. The global temperature has increased by 1oC over the last half century and 2016 was the..

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PROBA-V MEP takes it one step further with the Notebooks
  • Image Distribution ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP

PROBA-V MEP takes it one step further with the Notebooks

By Jeroen Dries 10.04.2017

Have you ever read a paper showing nice graphs, without giving a clear explanation on how they were produced? Or do you want to share your code and..

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Drones to monitor water quality
  • Water & coast ,
  • drones ,
  • dredging ,
  • sediment concentration

Drones to monitor water quality

By Dries Raymaekers 06.04.2017

The International Maritime Organization predicts a significant increase in the transport of cargo and goods by sea over the coming decades. Due to this,..

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The Copernicus Climate Change Service
  • Time series ,
  • Climate ,
  • Land use ,
  • Earth observation

The Copernicus Climate Change Service

By Else Swinnen 30.03.2017
Understanding our planet and the impact of climate change: a vexing question for several years now. How is Europe actually facing climate change and its..
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Solar power to the people!
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Infrastructure ,
  • Change detection ,
  • Socio-economic indicators

Solar power to the people!

By Bart Beusen 22.03.2017
For many years now, the Flemish government has been encouraging its citizens to use renewable energy, and solar power in particular. But how do you know..
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WatchITgrow® for the future of the Belgian potato chain
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Sentinel-2 ,
  • WatchITgrow® ,
  • Earth observation ,
  • Crop monitoring ,
  • Yield forecasting

WatchITgrow® for the future of the Belgian potato chain

By Jürgen Decloedt 16.03.2017
How on earth can space technology help farmers and the potato industry grow their business? Knowing what happens on every single field is the first step...
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PROBA-V MEP brings you closer to the data
  • Land use ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Image Distribution ,
  • Image Processing ,
  • PROBA-V ,
  • MEP

PROBA-V MEP brings you closer to the data

By Erwin Goor 13.03.2017
PROBA-V’s Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP) complements the PROBA-V user segment by building an operational Exploitation Platform on the data and..
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MultiTemp 2017: prepare to meet in Bruges
  • Time series ,
  • Data harmonisation ,
  • Remote Sensing ,
  • Climate ,
  • Agriculture ,
  • Biodiversity ,
  • Event ,
  • Multitemporal image analysis

MultiTemp 2017: prepare to meet in Bruges

By Bart Deronde 01.03.2017
It’s time for the bi-annual MultiTemp conference. We will be gathering for the 9th edition in Bruges, Belgium, from the 27th to the 29th of June this..
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Clicks, not weeks: sustainable waterway management with satellite data
  • Satellite ,
  • Water & coast

Clicks, not weeks: sustainable waterway management with satellite data

By Els Knaeps 22.02.2017
Often, the solution to a certain problem can be found right under your nose. When that solution is soaring high above your head, however, you might need a..
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See the bigger picture on PRISM
  • Remote Sensing

See the bigger picture on PRISM

By Steven Krekels 15.02.2017
Welcome to PRISM. Just like a prism splits the light into a spectrum of colors, VITO Remote Sensing will use this blog to show you how fascinating Remote..
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