Remote sensing data, particularly satellite imagery, is now extensively utilized in monitoring changes in land cover, as well as in the management of agriculture, forestry, and urban development. In the context of managing water and nutrient resources in agriculture, WATERAGRI partner, VULTUS has developed and put into operation a remote sensing pipeline system. This system play a crucial role in monitoring and controlling water surpluses and deficits, as well as enhancing nutrient recycling in agricultural catchment areas.
The outcomes generated by the remote sensing pipeline serve as a measure of the well-being of crops and can be seamlessly incorporated into fertilizer calculations. This integration aids farmers in enhancing yields while minimizing fertilizer usage. All products within the pipeline are adaptable for direct use or can be refined for offering guidance on agricultural methodologies, irrigation control, and landscape alterations arising from socio-economic progress. The overarching goal of the VULTUS system is to assist users in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering biodiversity in their agricultural approaches.