On the 20th and 21st of June the 20th Anniversary of the Baveno Manifesto – the birth of Copernicus program was commemorated in Baveno, Italy; dedicating the event to the official launch of Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) participates in the Anniversary as an Early Adopter of the DIAS platform ONDA. NOA, within the framework of the H2020 RECAP project, has developed a novel, fully automated, object-based crop identification application that exploits time-series of Sentinel-2 images and applies machine learning algorithms.
Potential end-users are primarily Paying Agencies in Europe with a mandate to systematically monitor the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Other potential customers are agro-consultants and the farmers themselves by reducing the unintentional error rate in their declarations.
The application is currently being validated with the participation of Paying Agencies and farmers in Spain, Greece and Lithuania.