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The Commission of the European Community needs an effective monitoring and inspection system which can provide the data required to guide its agricultural policy. After reviewing the arguments in favour of teledetection, the report explains the four methods studied: regional surveys, records of vegetation conditions and yield indicators, yield forecasting models and estimates of areas and potential yields at the European level. The results of the project should be incorporated in an Advanced Agricultural Information System, based on new information such as teledetection data from high and low resolution satellites and on more elaborate interpreting methods such as agrometeorological models. This technology should be given a new impetus in Europe by the creation of a Teledetection Applications Institute at the Joint Research Centre.

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Authors: MEYER-ROUX J, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);KING C, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: VISUDA '89, Paris (FR), June 13-16, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 34886 ORA
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