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Airbus DS and Climate join forces to empower farmers with reliable satellite imagery

Via an active platform in digital agriculture

Airbus Defence and Space (DS) and The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer, have announced a new global agreement to deliver frequently updated satellite imagery from Airbus to farmers through The Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView, an industry platform of digital agriculture.

As a result, farmers who use it can access high-resolution data of their fields -from the Airbus SPOT 6, SPOT 7 and Pléiades satellites- throughout the growing season. This will give its 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. 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 swath 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 multispectral 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.

The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. First launched in the United States in 2015, the company’s Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding 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.

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