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EOS Launches Digital Agriculture Platform

By Annamarie Nyirady | September 17, 2019

      EOS Crop Monitoring platform interface. Photo: EOS Earth Observing System

      EOS Earth Observing System, a retailer for remote sensing satellite data, launched its digital agriculture platform — EOS Crop Monitoring — for the North American market. It combines Artificial Intelligence (AI), satellite vegetation images, and weather data to deliver comprehensive information on farmland. Depending on territorial layout of the landbank, the cost advantage of this technology together with the entire suite of precision agriculture can vary between 5 to 20 percent.

      The platform aggregates satellite images, processes large amounts of information through AI-driven algorithms, and presents the results via its User Interface (UI). It utilizes normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and many more including Red-Edge Chlorophyll Index (ReCl), Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDRE), Canopy Chlorophyl Content Index (CCCl), and Modified Soil-Adjusted Vegetation Index (MSAVI).

      “Agriculture has never been easy, but the farming conditions are becoming more and more complicated. The global resources are stretched while the population is growing. This is why implementing technology-based solutions is crucially important,” said EOS Crop Monitoring CSO Alexander Sakal. “We want to help agri entrepreneurs from all around the world to achieve better results by wasting less, getting more, and becoming more sustainable in general. Basically, we suggest a set of tools to benefit everyone — the user, the consumer and the planet.”