SAR data have successfully been introduced for the significant improvement of mapping projects. Through an innovative Approach, the radar data complement and enhance the multispectral optical EO data analysis.
This results in higher accuracy and automation - delivering better quality at lower costs. The new approach has been developed and verified in the frame of a EEA funded Copernicus project, where the grassland all over Europe (EEA39, around 6’000’000 km²) is mapped.
The prize has been awarded on November 2nd in the category "Radical Innovation" in the frame of a ceremony at Telespazio Headquarters in Rome.