Today information coming from Earth Observation is widely used to forecast crop yields. This information source can also be used for the management of financial aids to farmers in case of losses due to meteorological accidents .
This project focused on the development of tools and operational services for the Federal Ministry of Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy to identify risk areas and to evaluate agricultural damages in case of disaster. The development of an application, using information resulting from remote sensing and agrometeorological data provides a more precise natural damage assessment.
In the broader context of agricultural insurances, the service will make it possible to define the requirements for the development of new insurance products which meet private sector (insurers, farmers) and public administrations' needs.