The site selected for the project within the Czech Republic corresponds to Central Bohemia, i.e. an area of 22 700 km². The closest major cities is the country capital, Prague.
The climate over this area is temperate continental.
The main crops that can be observed on the site are winter cereals (wheat or barley), winter rapeseed, spring cereals (wheat or barley), maize, sugar beet, clover and lucerne.
The growing season lasts approximately 220 days from April to November.
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The CzechAgri project aims to demonstrate the unprecedented capabilities of the Copernicus Sentinels for EO based agriculture monitoring and management to Czech stakeholders. It represents a pilot demonstration at national scale for a variety of users, carried on in close cooperation with the MARS Unit of the Joint Research Center (JRC), the State Intervention Fund (SAIF), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other national stakeholders.
Early results were presented to the scientific community and Czech stakeholders at the Living Planet Symposium in Prague, 9-13 May 2016.