ENVISION is an H2020 36-month Research and Innovation project which started on September 1st, 2020, coordinated by DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL SA. The project aims to fulfil the need for continuous and systematic monitoring of agricultural land, shifting the focus from fragmented monitoring limited to specific fields and dates to territory-wide and all-year-round monitoring.

The successful Kick-Off Meeting took place on September 14th–15th, 2020 virtually hosted by DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL SA, with over 40 attendees representing the ENVISION consortium!

The three days of the KoM were dedicated to illustrate the objectives and expected results of the project. This important meeting represented an opportunity for the Work Packages leaders to organise and plan the work with the other partners, taking into account the important work to develop. In fact, ENVISION will fully exploit the wealth of data made available through GEOSS and Copernicus and its synergetic use with other data to develop data products such as: Cultivated crop type maps; Soil Organic Carbon; Vegetation status; Crop growth (distinction of organic – conventional farming); Grassland mowing/ploughing; Soil erosion. The ENVISION toolbox will be comprised of: a monitoring service of sustainable agricultural practices, tools that PAs & CBs can provide to farmers for adhering to environmentally friendly agricultural practices, an Add-on Development Tool.

The ENVISION consortium consists of a group of 13 partners from 8 European countries who teamed up under the lead of DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL SA (Greece). InoSens will be actively involved in the identification, collection, and exploitation of all available ancillary datasets which will assist to calibrate, validate, and feed ENVISION’s processing algorithms to attain the highest information quality possible!

The ENVISION project is funded by the European Union and the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 869366, with a total budget of € 3 162 606,25.