Webinar and online training organized in April

Dear colleagues and Sen4CAP users,

We hope you are all doing fine, in this strange period of almost-generalized quarantine.

Following the Sen4CAP hands-on training from January in Belgium, we would like to set up online activities and interactions, through webinars and trainings.

The first webinar is planned for Tuesday 7 April, at 14h30 (CEST time). Webinars will then be organized on a regular basis, every first Tuesday of each month (5th May, 2nd June). During this webinar, we will update you on the project activities and open a question & answer session. Would you have any activity/result to report to the other participants, don't hesitate to contact the project coordinator, Sophie Bontemps.

Online training will also be organized on Tuesday 21 April, 14h30 (CEST time). This training will last around 1h and will explain how to operate the system and upload declarations and auxiliary data.

For all these activities, we will use the GoToMeeting teleconference system. The access link for the 1st Webinar is the following one: Audio connection is possible directly through your computer, but also by phone. In this latter case, the conference access code is: 911-380-533. You can already do a quick check of your teleconferencing system here. On Tuesday 7 April, the event will be open 30 minutes before the start, also if you want to test it.


Sen4CAP user forum

Sen4CAP users are invited to join the Sen4CAP forum where the technical support team will provide answer to questions on system installation and configuration, use of the Sen4CAP web interface, individual processors and visualisation tool.


After the Sen4CAP hands-on training

Sen4CAP hands-on training was hosted by the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels in Belgium. There were 44 participants from 20 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden.

The first day was dedicated to theoretical lectures on the Sen4CAP system and its processors. The second day was all about practice - the participants worked with the Sen4CAP system on Unix Virtual Machines on CREODIAS, learned about system installation and explored the Sen4CAP products. See the agenda here.

You can also download the presentations: Day 1, Day 2.

Many thanks to all of you who participated and gave your feedback regarding the Sen4CAP!


Registration to the Sen4CAP hands-on training closed

Registration for the hands-on training on the 22-23 January 2020 in Belgium has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event. Thank you for your interest!


Sen4CAP hands-on training scheduled for 22-23 January in Belgium

A hands-on training is scheduled on the 22-23 January 2020 in Belgium to introduce the Sen4CAP modules and enhance the awareness about the markers and products use for the CAP. This training is collocated with the Direct Payment Committee. A draft agenda is provided here, as well as some logistic information. To register to the training, please mail to providing your first name, name and email address.

Rooms have been pre-booked for the participants in MARTIN's hotel and IBIS hotel (fill in this form to book a room in IBIS hotel). You will find more details in the document with the logistic information (above).


Sen4CAP was presented at the 25th MARS conference in Prague, 26-28 November 2019.

Sen4CAP was presented on 28th November by Sophie Bontemps. A 45-minute seminar was held on 27th November to present in more details the Sen4CAP processing system. Pilot paying agencies also reported on their Sen4CAP lessons learned during the conference throughout oral presentations or informal discussions.

Link to presentation


Newsletter 3 - November 2019


Sen4CAP hands-on training scheduled for 20-21 January in Belgium

A hands-on training is scheduled on the 20-21 January 2020 in Belgium to introduce the Sen4CAP modules and enhance the awareness about the markers and products use for the CAP. This training is collocated with the Direct Payment Committee. To attend the training please mail to More information will be provided shortly on the exact location and agenda.


1.0 release candidate of the open-source Sen4CAP Earth Observation processing system

After the release of the Beta version of the Sen4CAP system in July this year, a new version is made available during the 25th MARS conference. This new version is accessible for the whole group of Paying Agencies but also for any other Earth Observation (EO) user interested in the system, under the GPL v3.0 license.

You can download the installation package through our website, and install it on the computing infrastructure of your choice. The Sen4CAP system source code is also hosted on GitHub repository.

For the mandated Paying Agencies, there is also the possibility to get access to a test virtual machine where the system is already installed and to test the system over a small area (contact Sophie Bontemps or send an email to


Castilla y Leon paying agency shared their experience with Sen4CAP at the NIVA (New IACS Vision in Action) stakeholder forum in Copenhagen, on 13th November 2019.


The Beta version of the Sen4CAP Earth Observation processing system is now available for the whole group of Paying Agencies.

Read more.


Newsletter 2 - July 2019


Sen4CAP was presented in the framework of a scientific seminar dedicated to the European Court of Auditors.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented to the NASA Harvest Programme.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented at the National Reference Center (NRC) on Environment and Agriculture (EEA) in Copenhagen, in May 2019.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented by CREODIAS at the Pantha Rhei conference in Copenhagen, on 22nd May 2019.



Sen4CAP was presented at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan, on 15th May 2019.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented at the ICAS workshop in Valladolid, on 10th April 2019.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented at the Learning Network Plenary Meeting in Brussels, on 18th February 2019.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP project was presented at the 24th MARS Conference, 21st November 2018, Dubrovnik.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP was presented at the Panta Rhei Conference, Andau, Austria, on 5th October 2018.

Link to presentation

Learning network meeting


Newsletter 1 - August 2018


Sen4CAP was presented during the last Learning Network Meeting (Directors of Paying Agencies and Coordinating Bodies) in Brussels, on 10th July 2018.

Learning network meeting


EU adopted a new set of rules making evolving the CAP from the on-the-spot check system to the 2020+ monitoring era.

ESA WebStory about the voting of the monitoring approach.


Sen4CAP has been presented by DG-Agri at the OECD Global Forum on Agriculture, 15th May, Paris.


The consortium was invited to present its first results about Sentinels evidence for CAP monitoring during the Direct Payment Committee that was hold on March 20 in Brussels.

Link to presentation



Benjamin Koetz (ESA) presented the current achievements and the next steps of our project at the Copernicus for Agriculture workshop organized in Brussels on the 5th February.

Link to presentation

Photo: Copernicus Support Office


Presentation of the Sen4CAP project on the 23rd MARS Conference, 28th November, Gormanston.

Link to presentation


Sen4CAP side event of the 23rd MARS conference, 27th November, Gormanston.

Link to the agenda


Discussion document on the introduction of monitoring to substitute OTSC.

Link to JRC discussion paper


Attendance to the 52nd Panta Rhei conference, 25th to 27th October 2017, El Escorial, Spain.


First User Workshop in Brussels, 20th July.


IACS conference

Sen4CAP presentation and DG-Agri announcement of the CAP monitoring approach


European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan announcing the Sen4CAP project.

Article on Irish Farmers Journal


Video on CzechAgri - Pilot for Sen4CAP