WatchITGrow – Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite data-based platform that supports Belgian farmers


Copernicus Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market and agriculture applications. One example how Sentinel-2 data can be used is platform WatchITgrow (WIG) that was developed by VITO, a Belgian research organisation. WIG is a geo-information platform that was developed for the Belgian potato sector with the objective of estimating and increasing potato yields in a sustainable way. Through the platform, Belgian potato farmers, agronomists, traders and processors have access to data and information on the growth of different potato varieties.

Find more about platform WatchITGrow here.

Copernicus is the World’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme. It provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. Since 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is a member and Latvia’s representative of Copernicus Relay and Academy networks. IES explains possibilities offered by the Copernicus program for national, business and public needs, organise training and information activities. Since 2015 IES in cooperation with European Space Agency is using Copernicus satellite data for assessment of different environmental and natural resources.

Find more about IES work in Copernicus network here.

Find more about IES cooperation with European Space Agency here.