Project Description

DEIMOS-1 Image of the Week (acquired on 15/02/2016): Irish Agricultural Land

This image features the beautiful landscape in Mayo County, West Ireland. The varying shades of red and other colours across the entire image indicate how sensitive Deimos-1 multispectral camera is to differences in vegetation cover and chlorophyll content. For this image, brighter reds indicate more photosynthetically active vegetation. In this context, Precision farming utilising satellite data is a method of managing farms with a high degree of accuracy. Satellite observations can precisely track variations in fields and provide statistics which can be used to determine what tools, practices and decisions may be best for a farm.