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The meeting with representative of EC JRC at the Space State Agency of Ukraine was held on June 16, 2015

The representative of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC JRC) Guido Lemoine jointly with Associate director of Space Research Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine prof. Natalia and prof. Andrii Shelestov participated in a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.

The topics on current prospects of free high-resolution satellite data usage for the agricultural tasks in the agromonitoring domain were discussed: crop mapping; control of crop rotation and land use; monitoring of crop development stages on regular basis; analysis of risks caused by natural disasters; yield forecasting etc.

At the meeting it was pointed on high importance of availability of operational crop rotation control and crop yield forecasting for main export crops in Ukraine.

Further steps towards the development of satellite agromonitoring in Ukraine and international cooperation were mentioned:

• To hold an international workshop in Ukraine on satellite agromonitoring at 22-23 of October with the support of the European Commission;

• To implement the pilot project before workshop to show some of the agromonitoring tasks for 2 regions (NUTS-2 level) and to demonstrate results on the workshop;

• To involve the local administration at NUTS-2 level in the project as customers.


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