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Next Generation Land Management services for Agriculture and Forestry

Project description

Earth observation data for agroforestry

A new hi-tech and holistic approach can help secure the future sustainability of Europe’s agriculture and forestry resources. Along these lines, the EU-funded NextLand project will develop 15 operational commercial midstream agriculture and forestry Earth observation services. Under a common delivery platform and co-designed with farmers, forest producers, and agronomy or forestry consultancy companies, the services will be able to leverage on GEOSS and Copernicus data and products in the scope of 7 use cases. Overall, the project will create an ecosystem that exhibits the strengths of European service providers along the entire value chain of the hi-tech agroforestry sector.

Objective

NextLand (Next Generation Land Management services for Agriculture and Forestry) aims to develop a set of 15 operational commercial midstream agriculture and forestry EO based services under a common service delivery platform, leveraging on GEOSS and Copernicus data and products and complemented by the assimilation of other very high resolution EO and in-situ data streams. This set of services will be co-designed together with downstream service providers, such as agronomy or forestry consultancy companies, and farmers and forest producers interface institutions, in the scope of 7 use cases. This will create an ecosystem that demonstrates the strengths of European service providers throughout the whole value chain of the hi-tech agroforestry sector.
The codesigning approach aims to break the cycle of developing services only with a limited group of end-users from the same region, often leading to solutions tailored to the needs of one specific downstream service provider, usually with a strong regional bias and therefore less easily scalable to other regions. This approach will ensure the scalability of the services at a more global scale, and consequently it is expected that it will increase substantially the uptake of EO based midstream services by downstream providers. The involvement of the alpha and beta users in the service design is key to enhance the applicability and the reliability of the services to the potential customers worldwide.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2019-2

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Coordinator

DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Net EU contribution
€ 397 816,25
Address
Avenida columbano bordalo pinheiro75 9a1
1070-061 Lisboa
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 170 492,68

Participants (13)