A new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) based on Copernicus programme and EO4GEO tools

Il 28/04/2021 ore 10.00 - 11.30

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The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) workflow for AGEA defined by e-geos
The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) workflow for AGEA defined by e-geos

The webinar has the overall objective to promote the new opportunities offered by the Copernicus Programme in dealing with the Common Agriculture Policy. The EU Commission has indeed encouraged Member States for the use of Earth Observation (EO) technologies, especially for monitoring in a continuous way the correct payment of all declared areas for aid. CNR-IREA is partner in the EO4GEO Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project 'Innovative solutions for Earth Observation/Geoinformation training' in the Copernicus programme context

This initiative arises in the context of the EO4GEO project Sector Skills Alliance and its tools concerning EO*GI. Participants will be also addressed on how to use EO*GI in the agricultural domain, exploiting the opportunity to access to free training data.

CNR-IREA is partner in the EO4GEO Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project 'Innovative solutions for Earth Observation/Geoinformation training' in the Copernicus programme context.

Target group

The webinar is addressed to farmers, farmers’ organizations, and citizens interested in the development of possible future workforce in this sector and in general in Earth Observation/Geospatial applications (EO*GI).


European agriculture is facing a number of challenges such as increasing urbanization, loss of historical rural and agricultural landscapes, vulnerability by climate change effects, new competition by imported goods etc. These challenges lead to lower incomes and loss of sector attractivity, especially for younger generations.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the forthcoming new legislation is aimed at the agro-environmental sustainability.

The objectives of the CAP are to ensure a stable and affordable food supply promoting the local and EU own food production, reducing the import of primary goods, enable farmers to obtain a stable living, promote sustainable use of resources, maintain rural landscapes and the agro-environment safeguard of the countryside, supporting the rural economy.

The CAP started at the end of 1970 for the European organization of the agro-market, but since 1992 became geographical-based through the support of satellite data.

It currently consists of around 40 Billion euros of annual subsidies distributed to 8 million of European farmers and has been promoting the Remote Sensing Agricultural sector in Europe.

The in-act modernization of the CAP is successfully including the opportunities offered by the Copernicus programme, such as EO*GI solutions and each EU farmer (also through farmer associations, agencies, etc) is stimulated to improve his/her “e-governance”.

After specific analyses/controls at national and regional level, nowadays well supported by the Copernicus Programme, EU officers authorize the final funds transferring to each EU Member States and then to each single beneficiary.

In the context of a modernizing CAP where member states are encouraged to use Earth Observation and Geographic Information data in their agricultural sector, there is a need for upskilling and reskilling the current workforce to grasp the opportunities that Copernicus data offer for the sector. This need is addressed for example by the Blueprint project EO4GEO.

Webinar learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of the CAP in Europe
  • Identify which EO data/products can support the CAP and how
  • Understand how to interpret and integrate EO time series useful for agriculture
  • Understand how to derive agro-parcel layers by EO data, to be integrated with other relevant information
  • Recognize how to re-use EO data derived information for a sustainable agriculture and climate changes limitation actions
  • Become aware of the possibilities offered by the correct use of EO data through spatial and temporal resolutions.

Topics covered by the webinar

The Copernicus programme support for the new "Check by Monitoring" application on the EU territory

Overview of the EUCAP regulations vs the technical evolution used

Brief description of the EO data/products used for the PAC analysis (Sentinel, Landsat, Spot, high resolution satellite, airborne photos, Vector data, cadastre, etc. …)

The Integrated Control System at sampling level and the new Checks by Monitoring system through Copernicus data

Agro-environmental elements for a sustainable agriculture and climate changes limitations

The regional Rural Development measures

Point of strength/weakness and perspectives of technical jobs in this sector

The EO4GEO tools and the opportunity of free training resources.

EO4GEO project

EO4GEO is an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance gathering 26 partners from 13 EU countries, part of the Copernicus Academy Network. Partners (academia, public or private) are active in education and training in the field of space / geospatial analysis.

Technological progresses and globalisation offer tremendous opportunities for innovation, job creation and social growth. This requires people to acquire new skills in order to drive and support the changes.

EO4GEO aims to bridge the skills gap between the supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sectors, fostering the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in a broad range of application domains.

EO4GEO works in a multi and interdisciplinary way and apply innovative solutions for its education and training actions: use cases-and collaborative learning scenarios; learning-while-doing in a living lab environment; on-the-job training and co-creation of knowledge, skills and competencies.

The project started on January 1st, 2018 for 4 years, closely collaborating with DG DEFIS (Copernicus) and DG EMPLOYMENT to reach its strategic objectives.

Organizzato da:
EO4GEO in cooperation with e-GEOS SpA, the Italian Association of Remote Sensing (AIT), the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (CNR-IREA), EIT-Climate KIC, Epsilon Italia (EPSIT), Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) and under the auspicious of the Copernicus Programme organizes a webinar focused on 'COPERNICUS for the CAP'.

Referente organizzativo:
Mario Angelo Gomarasca
Cnr - Istituto per il rilevamento elettromagnetico dell'ambiente
Via Alfonso Corti
12, 20133 Milano

ModalitĂ  di accesso: ingresso libero
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