Pan-European Network of Green Deal Agriculture and Forestry Earth Observation Science (PANGEOS)


Project no.: CA22136
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Project description:

The sustainability of Europe’s green resources are threatened by climate change associated environmental changes. Agricultural systems and forests are among the ecosystems mostly interlinked with human health and wellbeing due to the socio-economic services they provide. Whether heat, drought, extreme weather, or biotic stressors, conventional agriculture and forestry today is unprepared for future climate scenarios, rising populations, changing consumption habits, and traditional management practices need re-thinking. The objectives set by PANGEOS are developed in the wake of the European Green Deal strategic goals. For agriculture, these include ensuring food security in the face of climate change, strengthening the EU food system’s resilience and reducing the environmental and climate footprint of the EU agricultural sector towards a competitive and sustainable use and management of resources. For forestry, these span the protection, restoration and enlargement of the EU’s forests to combat climate change, reversing biodiversity loss and ensuring resilient and multifunctional forest ecosystems. To support these goals, PANGEOS aims to leverage state-of-the-art remote sensing (RS) technologies to advance field phenotyping workflows, precision agriculture/forestry practices and larger-scale operational assessments for a more sustainable management of Europe’s natural resources. We propose to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art technologies and applied sciences, to directly serve and inform academics, Young Researchers and Innovators, Inclusiveness Target Countries and Near Neighbor Countries, end-users (e.g., farmers, foresters), and stakeholders in industry and policy-makers by bringing together RS experts and applications in (1) Field Phenotyping, (2) Precision and Regenerative Agriculture, (3) Sustainable Land Management of Complex European landscapes, and (4) Uncertainty Analysis and Standardization.

Project funding:

COST actions

Period of project implementation: 2023-11-06 - 2027-11-05

Project partners: Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Suomija, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Rytis Maskeliūnas

2023 - 2027

Department of Multimedia Engineering, Faculty of Informatics