Copernicus Sentinel Data supporting wine making in France [Mar/2021]
The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) aims to gather quantitative evidence that the usage of Copernicus Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market applications.
Over 20 case studies have been conducted to this end since March 2017 or are currently undertaken in the frame of the project “Showcasing the benefits brought by the usage of Sentinels data to society, environment and economy: a bottom-up assessment based on traceable impacts along selected value chains”. These studies were undertaken under an assignment from the European Space Agency (ESA), and is funded by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme.
The latest study “Making Wine in France” explains how Sentinel-2 EO data and imagery are increasingly used in France to support winemakers and grape-growers improve their products and monitor their crops. This process has led to the increase of the value of the wine produced to the benefit of the grape-growers, the winemakers and the local community.
It has increased their revenues, their reputation for producing quality wine and it has also impacted the rest of the value-chain. In fact, the service provider could also further develop his business and the local community experienced an increase of wealth and quality of life.
To access the case studies and more detailed information, please click here.