EO4AGRI main target is the preparation of the European capacity for improving operational agriculture monitoring from local to global levels based on information derived from Copernicus satellite observation data and through exploitation of associated geospatial and socio-economic information services.
Thus, EO4AGRI enlarges and further systematizes the knowledge about Copernicus for agriculture and identifies gaps related to the utilisation of EO in AgriFood, related public services and needs of the financial sector, including international policy and coordination programmes.
- EO4AGRI assists the implementation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with special attention to the CAP2020 reform, to requirements of Paying Agencies, and for the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) processes.
- EO4AGRI works with farmers, farmer associations and agro-food industry on specifications of data-driven farming services with focus on increasing the utilization of EC investments into Copernicus Data and Information Services (DIAS).
- EO4AGRI addresses global food security challenges coordinated within the G20 Global Agricultural Monitoring initiative (GEOGLAM) capitalizing on Copernicus Open Data as input.
- EO4AGRI assesses information about land-use and agricultural service needs and offers to financial investors and insurances and the potential added value of fuelling those services with Copernicus information.
The EO4AGRI project methodology is a combination of community building; service gap analysis; technology watch; strategic research agenda design and policy recommendations; dissemination (incl. organization of hackathons).