The European GNSS Agency (GSA) announced that the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Edition is open for applications from young agricultural innovators.
The aim of the prize is to encourage young people to explore the use of satellite technologies in agriculture to enable sustainable farming practices, improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.
Farming by satellite
A spokesperson for GSA stated “Innovation is crucial for the growth and sustainability of the agricultural sector in order to respond to emerging global challenges such as the rise of the global population and the impact of climate change.”
“The Farming by Satellite Prize is designed to encourage young professionals, farmers and students in Europe to create new, sustainable, and environmentally friendly solutions using Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo.”
Applicants can take part as individuals or as a team and prize money of €10,000 will be distributed between the top 4 applicants.
Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, said ““It is clear that we need to make food production much more sustainable and lessen its impact on the environment and climate.”
“Satellite data, technology and innovation can support this change, which is why partnering with this initiative aligns well with the EEA’s commitment to protecting our nature, climate and human health.”
Anyone who wishes to apply to the competition is invited to register online between March 16th, 2020 and June 15th, 2020.
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