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The monitoring of land use is used extensively in the review of change through time, in particular in the examination of the move from natural habitats to more intensive agricultural use.

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Improving land cover mapping with Sentinel-2

24 March 2017

With the pair of Sentinel-2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution.

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Farmers to benefit from ESA-BASF collaboration

10 February 2017

With farming an exacting science, ESA and the world's leading chemical company, BASF, have joined forces to see how data from satellites can best serve the agricultural community.

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Farmers benefit from satellite coverage

02 December 2015

Farmers can now call on the latest satellite information using the unique TalkingFields service to get the best from their land while cutting the environmental cost.

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Results from ESA's 4th Space App Camp

22 September 2015

Using satellites to predict plant and crop diseases is just one of the fresh ideas produced over a week-long camp dedicated to creating mobile apps using Earth observation data.

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Tapping into Earth observation data for international development

11 December 2014

A new initiative brings ESA and the Asian Development Bank together to exploit satellite Earth observation data for sustainable growth.

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A wing for Sentinel-2A

01 September 2014

Imaging Earth's land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.

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World Wetlands Day focuses on agriculture

31 January 2014

The 2014 World Wetlands Day highlights the need for wetlands and the agriculture sector to work together. ESA's GlobWetland II project assists Mediterranean countries in the sustainable use of these areas and demonstrates the evolution of wetlands and agricultural patterns over time.

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Herding from space

07 October 2013

Satellites see defined lines of nomadic pastoralism in one of the world's poorest countries.

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Harmful algal bloom forecasting service wins prize

23 September 2013

An online service that monitors water quality for the aquaculture industry has been selected as this year's most beneficial Earth-monitoring service for European citizens in the Copernicus Masters competition.

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Nature valued from space

11 July 2013

Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources.