UNIVERSITY OF CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (BE)
The Sen4CAP project aims at providing to the European and national stakeholders of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) validated algorithms, products and best practices for agriculture monitoring relevant for the management of the CAP. Special attention shall be given to provide evidence how Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 derived information can support the modernization and simplification of the CAP in the post 2020 timeframe. The Sen4CAP project will be developed in close collaboration with DG-Agri, DG-JRC, DG-Grow and in particular with 6 selected national Paying Agencies. Demonstrations and use cases in the shall be conducted in the context of the Paying Agency operations up to national scale addressing a range of monitoring aspects in the IACS cycle including the greening measures of the CAP. Sen4CAP has provided first evidence to Direct Payment Committee on the use of Copernicus for the new CAP monitoring approach which has been announced by DG-Agri in May 2018.