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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries



In the domain of agriculture, EU policies aim to foster the development of practices that preserve the environment and sustain productivity.


Copernicus helps to assess agricultural land use and trends and their impacts on biodiversity and landscapes. Copernicus can also help assess crop conditions and yield forecasts. Additionaly, it can help public authorities and farmers improve irrigation management by monitoring agricultural pressure on water.


In the domain of forestry, Copernicus provides solutions to identify forest types, detect changes, map and monitor clear-cuts and assess forest density and health. This can in particular support users in their reporting obligations towards national and international policies (e.g. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change).


Copernicus also contributes to the sustainable management of living marine resources. Thanks to its ability to monitor phytoplankton, algae, pollutants, water temperature, etc., Copernicus can support efficient fishing operations, water pollution detection or help to identify the most favourable areas for installing fish farms.



Sudd wetland in South Sudan, Africa.

(Credits: GeoVille/ESA)

Concentration and northward spreading of the
Pancreas disease virus on the west coast of Norway

(Credits:Norwegian institute for Water Research)



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