Overview of Sen4Stat

Agricultural monitoring at national scale is a prerequisite for assessing and analyzing the agricultural resources by mandated authorities, usually the agricultural National Statistical Offices (NSOs). NSO collect in general national agricultural monitoring data by farm and household surveys. Recognizing the limitations of the current agricultural data collection in developing, emerging as well as in industrialized countries, key international bodies and UN agencies aim to improve and enhance the current practices in agriculture data collection and have referred to the potential of satellite Earth Observation for agricultural statistics.

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The UCLouvain-Geomatics research group is headed by Prof. Pierre Defourny and is part of the Earth and Life Institute (ELI) of the Université Catholique de Louvain. ELI is one of the largest research institutes at the UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). It aims at understanding the functioning of our planet for the development of sustainable solutions. At the convergence between societal issues and scientific challenges, ELI has the ambition to address the complexity of the Earth related systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. ELI groups five research teams and gathers more than 300 scientists, covering a wide range of disciplines in the Earth & Life sciences.


CS RO was founded in 1991 by a group of research engineers and university professors, under the name of AEIC (Automation, Electronics, Informatics and Consulting), and joined the CS Communication & Systèmes Group in 1998, becoming an excellence center of software services for Aeronautics, Space, Energy & Industry and Transportation, as well as an outsourcing center for development and maintenance of software applications. Building on the expertise of its founders and CS Group, CS RO developed three main business lines: Development and Maintenance of Software Applications, Embedded Systems and Command & Control Systems.


SIRS is a French EO service provider now integrated in the international CLS Group specializing in geographical information production as input to geographical information systems. There are currently about 60 staff members working in CLS Lille with a turnover of 4,045 million Euros in 2016. For nearly 30 years, the company has been producing geographical data based on satellite and airborne platforms (aircraft and drones) but also based on in situ measurements. Its experience is recognized throughout the world. SIRS delivers to its clients (national and supranational institutions, local governments and corporations) a wide range of services and solutions for decision-making


UPM is the largest Spanish technological university specialized in all engineering fields and architecture. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, its outstanding research activity together with its highly-qualified professional trainings make UPM a competitive university at international level. More than 2.400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in more than 200 Research Groups, 20 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the productive sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens.

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Sen4Stat Concept Paper

Sen4Stat Concept Paper

Increasing sustainable agricultural productivity is the number one challenge of the “The Future of Food and Agriculture” report of the Food and Agriculture Organization in response to a projected increase in demand for food by 50% between 2012 and 2050.

Overview of Sen4Stat

Overview of Sen4Stat

Over the last decade, food security has become one of the world’s greatest challenges. It is ranked second among the 17 Sustainable Goals in the United National 2030 Development Agenda while other SDGs are also directly related to the agriculture impact on health, poverty, water and climate...

Sen4Stat use cases

Sen4Stat use cases

The Sen4Stat project is designed to be user-driven thanks to the guidance from a “Champion User Group” composing a Steering Group and to engagement of 5 pilot NSOs (link with the page of the 5 pilots) since the very beginning of the project...


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