Airbus Defence and Space has entered into a partnership with Bayer subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, in order to deliver satellite-produced imagery to farmers through Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView, an industry leading platform for digital agriculture platform.
Head of Intelligence Business at Airbus Defence and Space, François Lombard is delighted to work with The Climate Corporation to enhance FieldView and by provide them with access to updated, cloud-free images within the time frame required to efficiently monitor crops at each key growth stage.
Using satellite imagery from Airbus’ SPOT 6, SPOT 7 and Pléiades satellites, Climate FieldView will provide farmers with access to high-resolution imagery data throughout the growing season. According to Airbus, “This will give FieldView customers the ability to more precise monitor crop health and performance, helping them take action in the field before yield is impacted at the end of the season.” Airbus also added “They will also be able to visualize this satellite imagery alongside other data layers in their FieldView account, including planting and yield data, to unlock new insights about crop health.”
The large band and coverage capabilities of the SPOT satellites enable mapping at a national level down to individual farmland parcels, while the Pléiades satellites can be used to pinpoint details in specific areas, thanks to its combination of sub-meter resolution and multi-spectral bands. The complementarity between SPOT and Pléiades resolutions, swaths and revisits, is crucial for effectively monitoring crops more precisely and helps enable more informed decision-making.
According to Steven Ward, Senior Director of Geospatial and Weather Sciences at The Climate Corporation, “High-quality satellite imagery integrated into a farmer’s Climate FieldView account can bring in more consistent and invaluable field-level insights.”
Ward also adds this partnership with Airbus supports Climate’s commitment to deliver the most robust imagery ecosystem on the farm, helping farmers make important decisions tailored precisely to their individual fields.”
Airbus’ SPOT satellites will map terrain at a national level down to individual farmland parcels, while its Pléiades satellites will pinpoint details in specific areas. Climate FieldView will produce data from the combination of sub-meter resolution and multi-spectral bands.
The mission of Climate Corporation is to assist the global farming community and to increase their productivity through the use of digital means. First launched in the United States in 2015, the company’s Climate FieldView platform provides farmers a deeper perspective of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. FieldView is currently on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and will continue to expand into other global regions over the next few years.