Collaboration empowers farmers with satellite imagery

June 6th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Airbus Defence and Space and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, are collaborating to deliver frequently updated satellite imagery from Airbus to farmers through The Climate Corporation’s FieldView platform for digital agriculture. Farmers who use platform can now access high-resolution data of their fields from the Airbus SPOT 6, 7 and Pléiades satellites throughout the growing season. This will give farmers the ability to more precisely monitor crop health and performance, helping them take action in the field before yield is impacted at the end of the season. They will also be able to visualise this satellite imagery alongside other data layers in their FieldView account, including planting and yield data, to unlock new insights about crop health. The large swath and coverage capabilities of the SPOT satellites enable mapping at a national level down to individual farmland parcels, while the Pléiades satellites can be used to pinpoint details in specific areas, thanks to its combination of sub-metre resolution and multispectral bands. The complementary satellite resolutions, swaths and revisits, are crucial for effectively monitoring crops more precisely.

Contact Corné Eloff, Airbus Defence and Space, Tel 011 266-2614, corne.eloff@airbus.com

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