Pioneering H2020 project e-shape, strengthens the benefits for Europe of GEO - establishing ‘EuroGEO’

EuroGEO, as Europe’s contribution to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, aims at bringing together Earth Observation resources in Europe. It allows Europe to position itself as global force in Earth observation through leveraging Copernicus, making use of existing European capacities and improving user uptake of the data from GEO assets.                           

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Success story


Agriculture; Atmosphere; Climate; Land use


Agrowth empowers users with intelligent tools which generate knowledge at the parcel level. Specifically, the Agrowth platform combines Earth Observation data from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 missions, along with pertinent vegetation indices, soil and weather data. It makes use of state of the art in Artificial Intelligence in order to support smart farming using EO data. It provides a crop monitoring service which offers information and actionable advice at the parcel level. In the current version, the available services per parcel are Phenology estimation, Weather Forecast (through ResAgri affiliate service), Yield prediction and Vegetation Indices. Furthermore, there are some services for a quick overall view of the state of all available parcels on the map such as Overlay Sentinel-2 Images, Phenology Stage and Crop Classification.


The agrowth platform, which is a suite of smart farming services enabled by artificial intelligence, earth observations and numerical weather predictions. Crop phenology and crop yield estimation, the two core services of agrowth, constitute key information for agricultural management and thereby actionable knowledge for the farmer, the agricultural consultant, the insurance company and the policy maker. Using agrowth we can i) reduce the cultivation costs, ii) increase productivity and iii) protect the yield from adverse weather events. All this work is of great significance towards achieving zero hunger, as we help to make more with less

Sowing map

Customer Experience

“Several farmers went on with sowing their parcels even though the sowing maps indicated otherwise. The conditions of the short future were unfavorable and the farmers had to sow for a second time a couple of weeks later.”

Vaggelis Georgolopoulos, Agronomist | Cotton Farsala


  • It estimates the current phenology stage of crop and the fuzzy transition of them in the course of time. → Producer/Farmer knows every time in what stage his/her crop is and he/she is able to take action
  • It provides a heatmap for the sowing period of cotton which estimates daily the risk(high/medium/low) → Producer/Farmer has an indication about the right time of sowing, he/she is able to catch the possible sweet early window of April for cotton sowing
  • It predicts the yield in kg/ha, weeks earlier from the harvest. → Producer/Farmer has a good estimation of yield weeks earlier
  • It provides charts for the evolution of the vegetation indices NDVI, NDWI, PSRI and some crop specific indices. → Producer/Farmer has a good indication in order to monitor the vegetation health and the moisture of the crop
  • It visualizes the max and min ambient temperatures per parcel and it interplays with → Producer/Farmer has access to ResAgri’s detailed weather information in a 2km x 2km spatial resolution

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