Supporting Latin America's agriculture and emergency response sectors through European space capabilities
13 March 2023
With the EU-Latin America-Caribbean Summit foreseen in the second half of 2023, the EU-Latin America partnership is set to take a new dimension, and cooperation on space must not be left out.
The first online activity will take place on 23 March focusing on the agriculture and emergency response sectors. The webinar will showcase with specific examples how the EU Space Programme components Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo can provide reliable space-based services in both domains.
Copernicus, EGNOS & Galileo for agriculture and emergency response
The primary sector, particularly agriculture, is a key sector in Latin America: our market report shows that its food exports represent 16% of the global value. Agriculture is also a sector that can largely benefit from synergies between Earth Observation and satellite navigation (Positioning, Navigation and Timing): whilst Copernicus can assess crop conditions and land use through satellite imagery, the EU satellite navigation systems Galileo and EGNOS can provide positioning data to tractors, optimising agricultural operations, saving time and consequently improving overall efficiency. The combination of these services plays a crucial role in precision agriculture.
Latin America is one of the most vulnerable regions of the world to natural disasters. As wildfires, floods and storms continue ravaging entire communities and reap victims, Copernicus can provide the necessary data to monitor affected areas, assess damages and even foresee possible natural hazards, while Galileo & EGNOS can prove crucial for emergency services to locate victims and conduct faster rescue operations.
The examples above offer only a glimpse of the wide range of space-based solutions that Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo offer for the agriculture and emergency response sectors. Our market report on Central & South America and the Caribbean has extensively documented the specific service demands and possible applications country-by-country.
The upcoming online day will feature representatives from both the European and Latin American industry ecosystems and will provide an opportunity for the private sector to pitch space-based solutions, network and engage into cooperation by using EU space capabilities as a booster for innovation and international expansion.
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