This summer’s drought is a harsh reminder of how unusual weather can cause havoc for farmers – even in a rich part of the world like Western Europe. While there is a wealth of satellite data available to help predict the risk of drought, it can be daunting for a non-expert to handle. ESA’s Food [...]
Silke Migdall (VISTA GmbH) was among the participants in the panel discussion in Berlin on the question how agricultural production and its value adding chain can benefit from satellite technology today and in future. A summary and a photo gallery of the the event on February 22. can be found here (in German): www.genius.de/news/sondersitzung-agrar-satellitendaten-der-landwirtschaft
Within the Open-Access-Book "Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation", newly published by the Springer publishing house, is a chapter concerning "Sustainable Agriculture and Smart Farming" written by Heike Bach and Wolfram Mauser. The book is part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series and describes the future of Earth observation technologies through contributions by global experts. [...]
In the frame of its innovation funding program, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture invests 1.5 Million Euro in the research project SattGrün. Within the project, decision support systems for the management of grassland based on satellite data and modelling will be developed. The project is led by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape [...]
VISTA has new phone numbers. You find them on our contact page. The old numbers will be deactivated.
"There are existing services variously using Earth observation data, satellite navigation, farm management software and crop models, but TalkingFields combines them all." - Tony Sephton, ESA. TalkingFields is presented on the ESA website.
Within Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) report on "Applications of Satellite Earth Observations: Serving Society, Science & Industry" (edition 2015) TalkingFields is presented as one of the 11 best practices in the summary report. CEOS_20151013_Satellite_Observations_2015 (pdf, page 14/15) Find all applications here.