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The Common Agricultural Policy depends on a regular supply of reliable data on agricultural production within the European Community. The various member nations provide statistics which are not necessarily mutually compatible. The Council of Ministers has therefore established a "Pilot Project of Remote Sensing Applied to Agricultural Statistics" to examine and demonstrate the feasibility of monitoring agriculture using remote sensing. Data collected using remote sensing are, by their nature, amenable to a standard treatment for all areas of the Community. From experience to date, it is possible to analyse the expenditure of this pilot operation in terms of (a) costs associated with collection and processing of ground data and satellite data, and (b) costs associated with the management of the programme. Where possible, the costs of ground and satellite data and their analyses are examined and compared with the costs of an operation using conventional techniques and having results of similar precision and accuracy.

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Authors: MEYER-ROUX J, JRC Ispra (IT);SHARMAN M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Space Commerce 90, Montreux (CH), March 26-29, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35279 ORA
Record Number: 199011499 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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