Assessing the potentials of remote sensing data in the fields of land use, agricultural economics and biodiversity
Nationwide information on grassland use intensity is still unknown in Germany. Remote sensing data can help to close this knowledge gap in the future…
The high spatial and temporal resolution of the Sentinel satellites (one image taken every 2 to 3 days) of the European Copernicus Earth Observation Programme makes it possible to acquire information on land use with high spatial and temporal resolution. Based on the remote sensing data, the intensity of use of permanent grassland is to be determined nationwide throughout Germany.
This comprehensive information is an important basis for the assessment of grassland, in particular with regard to the provision of feedstuffs and questions of nature and resource conservation. On the basis of the targeted data set, it is possible, for example, to estimate the extent of the potential of individual areas and regions and, in particular, to improve policy impact assessments for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The following objectives are to be achieved:
The following steps will be carried out in this project:
7.2017 - 6.2021
Project status: ongoing