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Using space data, we can help farmers adapt to climate change

Interview of Katja Berger, Post-doctorate researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Season 1, episode 52
5 min / Published

The purpose of my research is to develop agricultural products from hyperspectral satellite missions such as EnMAP with the German space agency (DLR) or the European Copernicus missions. We provide applications to monitor the nutrition status of crops, the water content of the canopy, or just crop vitality. With this information farmers can decide where to put fertilizers, where to irrigate and the variable rate application of their inputs. In the context of climate change, such precision farming allows our agricultural systems to be much more efficient and sustainable while ensuring food security.

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