World Bank launches pilot project of farmland satellite monitoring in UkraineStaff Writer | January 15, 2019
The World Bank has completed the first part of a pilot project of satellite monitoring of agricultural land in Lviv, Kyiv, and Mykolaiv regions, the press service of the U.S. company EOS, which implemented this project, has said.
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According to the company, space monitoring allows to accurately assess the area under crops, monitor the condition of plants at all phases of growth, predict early harvest and control agricultural operations.
According to the expert, the World Bank is implementing the Land Transparency project with financial support of the EU, the customer of the project is the Ukrainian government. Representatives of government agencies, in particular, the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre take part in the project.
According to EOS, satellite monitoring should contribute to the development of the agricultural insurance market, whose potential in Ukraine is estimated at $50 million.
EOS (Earth Observation System) develops solutions for the application of satellite monitoring data analysis. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park (California). In Ukraine, the company has R&D centers in Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv. The staff is 200 employees. ■