Apr. 11, 2019
Airbus Defence and Space and The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Bayer, have announced a new global agreement to deliver best-in-class, frequently updated satellite imagery from Airbus to farmers through The Climate Corp.'s Climate FieldView, a platform of digital agriculture.
As a result, farmers who use Climate FieldView 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 FieldView 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.
FieldView is currently on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe.