pan SRUC seminar by Justin Morgan-Davies, Techswift on 12th of June 2014.
World governments are now more aware than ever of the need to prioritise plans for maintaining food availability and to cope with world demand for agricultural goods. Improving crop yield assessment and forecasting at the global level is now seen as vital to this process. Coupled with the marked effects of climate change, governments are increasingly realising the benefits of remotely sensed data to provide the answers. As earth observation technology, availability and innovations throughout the industry continue to improve, organisations with an agricultural and climate focus need to be aware of how beneficial such data and processes can help in analysing and predicting the world in future years. This presentation is an overview of how recent developments in earth observation are being enlisted to solve the looming crises.