Sentinel data is being used by the Estonian paying agency responsible for CAP subsidy payment distribution to better monitor grassland mowing activities. KappaZeta, a remote sensing company, have collaborated with the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information
Board (ARIB) to develop a system which replaces onthe-spot compliance checks of CAP grassland mowing requirements with automated, remote mowing detection.
Using this sentinel-enabled service, ARIB can accurately monitor 100% of registered grasslands, something, which would be impossible to do without satellite data.
Thanks to this working relationship, CAP regulation is enforced more efficiently and public funds are awarded to deserving, compliant farmers in a much fairer and more transparent manner.