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This article reviews the accomplishments to date of the pilot project for the application of remote sensing in agricultural statistics (MARS). The project itself is divided into seven sub-projects or actions, each of which is described. The first five actions correspond to the following specific operational objectives: (i) the investigation and development of techniques for the estimation of crop acreages and yield at the regional level which improve on prior land surveys; (ii) the development of methods of using data from meteorological satellites to provide up-to-date indicators of crop and vegetation condition; (iii) the implementation of agro-meteorological models to predict the yield of crops at regional, national and European levels; (iv) Europe-wide quick estimates of acreages and potential yields; (v) the harmonisation of previous actions to create an advanced agricultural information system. The purpose of the broader based actions six and seven is to develop improved ground survey systems and to consider long term research activities.

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Authors: MEYER-ROUX J, JRC Ispra (IT);BURRILL A R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Geodetical Info Magazine - January (1993) pp. 65-69
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