Mapping crops globally requires a careful workflow design taking into account quality, technical feasibility and ground truth reality
Mapping crops at a global scale! What works and what doesn’t?
The release of the on-demand parcel based harvest detector service allows us to monitor the harvest dates of our fields anywhere in the world.
What happens on the fields? Monitoring the crop calendars
Bringing together satellite and in situ data in a user-specific platform to monitor water quality supporting the digital transition in environmental agencies.
Space technology for monitoring water quality
The early detection of each individual pine tree suffering from the Pine Wilt Nematode disease is possible in a very early stage, before any visual symptoms appear, using affordable remote sensing techniques.
Early & automated detection of Pine Wilt Nematode to safeguard European forests
A key element to stimulate the uptake of EO data is an open dialogue between the EO industry and agro-insurance sector
Earth Observation best practices for the agro-insurance
Combining 20 years of expertise and new technological developments to develop the best operational services and improve water quality monitor.
Water quality monitoring! From knowledge to operational services
The use of both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data allows us to not only improve resolution to 10 m but also to update the global land cover map almost in real time!
Towards a global land cover map at 10 m resolution
By combining EO data, remote sensing technology and agricultural experience we can truly enhance the potential and support the entire agri-food sector!
Remote sensing for agriculture! A history with a bright future
Terrascope CropSAR - Finally, a global satellite mission service that is fit to supply intelligence data for local operational land and infrastructure management.
Supporting land and infrastructure management with CropSAR
I believe ensuring EO data quality is the key to democratize the use of EO for creating and unlocking new opportunities
Safeguarding EO data quality using vicarious calibration
GlobDiversity has made the first steps towards monitoring global biodiversity using remote sensing, a key effort in protecting our planet from further biodiversity loss
Large scale mapping for biodiversity monitoring
Times are changing. Long periods of heat and drought are getting common in springtime and summer.
CurieuzeNeuzen in de tuin: citizen science towards heat and drought
Unravelling the spectral signals of sugar beet plants captured by drones
Searching for disease-resistant sugar beet varieties
By simplifying the running and sharing of algorithms on our cluster, users can focus on their own specific research instead of the requirements for processing EO data.
Automated Service Builder on Proba-V MEP
Technological progress and globalization offer tremendous opportunities for innovation, job creation and growth.
Skills development and capacity building in EO/GI
We can do more with the wealth of information drones provide us about our field trial plots than simple averaging.
Applying spatial models to better examine plant traits
The guaranteed availability of both optical and radar time series offers previously unexplored possibilities for crop monitoring and yield estimation in support of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
CAPSAT, quantifying yields with combined Sentinel data!
Land cover change is the corner stone to support the society in making informed decisions.
Annual 100 m land cover maps on a global scale!
By integrating a versatile AI workflow into MAPEO we are speeding up the development of new plant trait products!
Developing an object detection workflow for drone imagery
To value our ecosystems capability, mitigate climate change and provide us with natural resources, it is crucial that we can accurately monitor how much carbon they absorb from the atmosphere and convert into biomass!
Monitoring ecosystem production at global scale
Accurate air quality monitoring by Sentinel-5P TROPOMI is a very important step towards a future cleaner air
Air quality before, during and after COVID-19 lockdown
It's so cool to be able to combine our land cover classification workflow with the Landsat satellite archive!
A first look at historical land cover changes over the Sahel
Improving agricultural services for sustainable agriculture, a work in progress
e-shape to support sustainable agriculture in Europe
By implementing image processing techniques based on deep learning we can leverage the potential of remote sensing data and support pest management
Palm tree mapping using deep learning on aerial images
The final goal is to find a dedicated hyperspectral sensor for marine plastics monitoring that can be used on a small drone or satellite platform.
Detecting marine plastics! An experiment
From mass production to mass customization, from satellite images to user-centric solutions
End of PROBA-V’s operational lifetime! What’s next?
Spectral data support farmers to optimize fertilization and irrigation practices and deal with environmental challenges
Satellites and drones for variable rate irrigation and fertilization
Drones provide a tool for automated flower counting in the orchard which is useful to optimize flower thinning processes in order to increase fruit size and promote return bloom in the following season.
Drone-based flower count in fruit orchards
MISTER provides a fast and efficient access to the most recent but also historical bathymetric data, delivered as a seamless data layer, completely hiding the complexity of the data management for the-end user.
Safeguarding the access to the Port of Antwerp using GIS
With our 20 Copernicus Global Land layers in the GEE you not only have the possibility to view the data in the highest resolution, but also to perform custom-made analysis and visualizations.
Copernicus global land cover maps now available in Google Earth Engine
We quickly realized straight away that we could play a part in integrating young people with autism into a daily working environment – and thus into society as well
Tailored placements for students from De Lift Education
Drone-based phenotyping helps us to understand in what plant developmental stage(s) and in what magnitude, our products can stimulate plant growth
How Aphea.Bio is using drones to evaluate biostimulants
Ecosystem services need protection for our well being! Natural capital accounting is the tool to do so.
Natural Capital Accounting to protect ecosystem services
If you have a clear vision, technology is never an obstacle! Use it, find the right partners, and you can really make a difference.
AVR and WatchITgrow support the potato industry
openEO allows you to use multiple cloud based EO data and processing platforms in an easy and flexible way
Flexible cloud processing with OpenEO
Unburden yourself from EO pre-processing chains
Stop downloading satellite data! Use a Virtual Machine instead
Make your own integration kit and capture multispectral data with a low-cost drone.
How to integrate a multispectral camera under a low-cost drone
Using satellite data to monitor water quality is a major step forward in our ability to protect lakes around the country!
Keeping an 'eye' on our European waters
WaPOR makes it possible to identify those areas where a further optimization is needed of the crop production system.
Mapping irrigated areas over Africa and the Near East
CropSAR lets us guard our crops from space, even when they're hiding beneath the clouds!
Looking through the clouds to improve crop monitoring!
The main reason for plastic debris is our misuse of (disposable) plastic. We need to map the plastic flux from land to sea, so that we can draw up efficient mitigation measures.
Plastic debris. Time to turn the tide ...
Being part of the TRUSTEE Innovative Training Network allows VITO to continue to aspire for excellence in research
Training our future scientists and ecosystem modellers
C3S provides the necessary data to derive the objective information on which policies can be built.
Copernicus monitoring the state of the world’s climate
Drone technology for water quality gets out of its infancy. Use it wisely to enhance monitoring capacity.
Drones and dredging! Is there a match?
It was amazing to show the LUMEN service operating successfully in real life conditions
Can we use drones in disaster management?
PROBA-V clearly shows the Earth’s surface natural and anthropogenic dynamics and urges further action for climate change mitigation.
The dynamic nature of our planet
Smart software solutions are crucial for small hyperspectral imaging systems
Small things count in the hyperspectral jungle
Satellite data, automatically interpreted with agronomic insights, supports timely alerts on production and food security shocks worldwide.
ASIS, the tool for global agriculture drought monitoring
Copernicus satellite data produce each day a wealth of information not yet exploited to its full extent.
Sentinel-2 to support dredging activities
Monitoring rangelands from space helps Namibian livestock farmers cope with climate variability
PROBA-V data for timely livestock management in Namibia
Remote Sensing makes it possible to move from point observations to spatially-explicit occurrence maps. A big step towards a better management of invasive alien species.
When aliens are coming!
Remote sensing supports the transition towards a more resilient and sustainable agriculture.
When the heat gets tough ...
Creating a crop map requires data and tools to come together, from Sentinel to deep learning
A Sentinel shake for early crop mapping
MapEO gives us a deeper insight in how our crops grow so we can provide an even better advice on varieties for cereals to the farmers.
Image analytics for objective plant variety assessment
Improved atmospheric characterization sharpens our view on the Earth’s surface and its changes over time
Atmospheric correction for better surface reflectance information
How a compact camera can give you a large hyperspectral view
A shoebox size hyperspectral imager with extreme performance
Don’t waste time on time series retrieval, jump straight into the analysis by using tools provided on the PROBA-V MEP.
Creating time series plots in a few steps
Our goal? Making Sentinel data even more valuable for Belgium
Full, free and open data access! But then what?
It's interesting to see the value and potential of PROBA-V, a global vegetation mission, for coastal monitoring
A vegetation satellite for coastal turbidity monitoring?
From mass production to mass customization, and from satellite images to user-centric solutions
20 years of vegetation monitoring! What's next?
It’s important to bring remote sensing to daily management practices
Monitoring water quality in your backyard
Deep learning techniques help us find small ditches, even in wooded areas
Deep learning keeps your feet dry
Remote Sensing as a key instrument to preserve valuable landscapes
Understanding Landscapes: the case of Voeren
Let's take a step back! To see how far we've come and truly notice the potential of the future.
2017 through the eyes of remote sensing
We need new and emerging technologies to better monitor the SDG’s at global scale
Supporting food security from space
EO Data lets humanitarians plan for difficult dry seasons across West Africa
How EO data is used for humanitarian response
Reliable crop statistics are essential to take fair and adequate decisions on commodity prices, farmer support and food security
Celebrating 25 years of agricultural resources monitoring
What fascinates me is how smart algorithms can push the limits of imaging
Spatiospectral processing, the key to high resolution hyperspectral imaging
We made Land Cover mapping simple for you, so that you can focus on your application.
Land cover maps tailored to your needs
Unusual weather events make farming a risky business and necessitate big data analysis to elucidate solutions
Weather impacts on agriculture
Terrascope bundles quite some remote sensing know-how to serve the best available Sentinel-2 images over the Belgian territory
Going the extra mile for Sentinel data
To enable Global Food Security, a more efficient water use in agriculture is needed
Monitoring water use in agriculture from space
Mangroves are the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics, so it’s crucial to monitor these in detail
Mangroves & remote sensing – a perfect match!
Which image products you need is your decision. Make and check them, before you download
On-demand image processing made easy
The strength of iCOR is that it is scene generic and easily configurable
iCOR, atmospheric image correction made accessible
With MAPEO we support plant breeders in their quest to the next generation of wheat varieties
New technologies help plant breeders make a leap forward
Hyperspectral remote sensing reveals a wealth of information about the variety of ecosystems that surround us
Taking hyperspectral science to the sky
Our goal is to give you an objective overview of the state of your infrastructure
Wind turbine blade inspections, going beyond the marketing story
The focus is not always on the data, it is about getting the information out for you
Copernicus to maximize the benefit of EO data
Remote sensing supports growers in taking sustainable fruit management decisions
Drones for early fire blight detection
Hyperspectral imaging is like seeing colour in a black-and-white world
Hyperspectral imaging reinvented
Combined with the SPOT-VEGETATION time series, PROBA-V shows a huge potential for climate change monitoring.
PROBA-V raises the bar
Watching the Earth from a distance unravels features, patterns and dynamics that cannot be seen on the ground.
Remote Sensing for Water & Coast
Remote Sensing data will evidence global sea level rise impacts in vulnerable coastal areas world-wide
Monitoring global sea level rise using satellite data
Excited to see how EO data, easy access, interactive programming and processing power come together.
PROBA-V MEP takes it one step further with the Notebooks
A drone flying at 120m altitude measures the water quality for an area equal to two soccer fields in one shot.
Drones to monitor water quality
Is solar power a possibility for you? In Flanders, Zonnekaart will tell you all you need to know!
Solar power to the people!
"With watchITgrow® the Belgian potato sector can strengthen its position as world leader."
WatchITgrow® for the future of the Belgian potato chain
"With the PROBA-V MEP Time Series Viewer, you can view the PROBA-V time series for a user-defined pixel or polygon."
PROBA-V MEP brings you closer to the data
“This edition of MultiTemp will focus on applications, discussing how different methodologies help deliver better information.”
MultiTemp 2017: prepare to meet in Bruges
"Satellite data like that of the Sentinel-2 can be used for a wide variety of applications."