DATASET

Cover Crops across Europe

Collection: ESDAC : European Soil Data Centre 

Description

Despite the growing importance given to cover crops as a sustainable agricultural practice, the availability of spatial data about them is scarce. The best information available is regionally aggregated survey data, which, although indicative, hinders the development of spatially accurate studies. Using a disaggregation model, we combined satellite data (Sentinel-1) with aggregated survey data to generate a high-resolution map of cover crops for Europe and the United Kingdom for the reference year of 2016. The map was validated with parcel-level data in France, where overall good results were found, with regional variations.

Contact

Email
ec-esdac (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2023): Cover Crops across Europe. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/d5bc28b3-e452-47db-836a-2964e5f51109

Keywords

Cover crops

Data access

Cover Crops accross Europe
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  • Despite the growing importance given to cover crops as a sustainable agricultural practice, the availability of spatial data about them is scarce. The best information available is regionally aggregated survey data, which, although indicative, hinders the development of spatially accurate studies. Using a disaggregation model, we combined satellite data (Sentinel-1) with aggregated survey data to generate a high-resolution map of cover crops for Europe and the United Kingdom for the reference year of 2016. The map was validated with parcel-level data in France, where overall good results were found, with regional variations.

Publications

Publication
Cover Crops accross Europe
Fendrich, A. N., Matthews, F., Van Eynde, E., Carozzi, M., Li, Z., d'Andrimont, R., Lugato, E., Martin, P., Ciais, P., Panagos, P., 2023. From regional to parcel scale: A high-resolution map of cover crops across Europe combining satellite data with statistical surveys. Science of the Total Environment, pp.162300
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Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2023-06-23
Modified date
2023-06-23
Issued date
2023-02-23
Landing page
https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/content/cover-crops-accross-europe 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
never
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/d5bc28b3-e452-47db-836a-2964e5f51109
Popularity
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