News

22.06.2020

Questions & Answers sessions, 25th June and 7th July, 14h30 (CEST)

These sessions will last around 1h and will be the opportunity for you to ask your technical questions to our team.

Session 1 (25/06): connection link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/989481301. Conference access code by phone if needed is: 989-481-301.
Session 2 (07/07): connection link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/185941317. Conference access code by phone if needed is: 185-941-317.

09.06.2020

Presentation from the 3rd Webinar

Check the presentation shown at the 3rd Webinar here.

04.06.2020

How to install / update my system?

01.06.2020

3rd Webinar on 9th June, 14h30 (CEST)

The 3rd webinar will be organised on Tuesday 9 June, 14h30 (CEST time). This webinar will last around 1h and we will update you on the project activities, with a focus on the new version 1.1 of the system, and open a question & answer session.

Connection link is https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/552397117. Audio connection is possible directly through your computer, but also by phone. In this latter case, the conference access code is: 552-397-117. You can already do a quick check of your teleconferencing system here. The event will be open 20 minutes before the start, also if you want to test it.

29.05.2020

Release of the version 1.1 of the Sen4CAP system

We are happy to announce you the availability of the new version of the Sen4CAP system. This new version includes a set of new features (e.g. download and usage of Sen2Cor L2A products configurable via database, reports and statistics for the download and pre-processing) and fixes a number of issues (in LPIS import module and L4x processors, in the installation and upgrade scripts, in the web interface, etc.).

The new system is available on our website and on GitHub. All changes are listed in the Change log file.

04.05.2020

2nd Webinar on 5th May, 14h30 (CEST)

The 2nd webinar will be organised on Tuesday 5 May, 14h30 (CEST time). This training will last around 1h and we will update you on the project activities, host presentations from DIAS representatives hosting and running Sen4CAP, and open a question & answer session. Connection link is https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/302659653. Audio connection is possible directly through your computer, but also by phone. In this latter case, the conference access code is: 302-659-653. You can already do a quick check of your teleconferencing system here. The event will be open 20 minutes before the start, also if you want to test it.

29.04.2020

Presentations and chat logs of the online trainings on 21st and 28th April

Presentations of the Sen4CAP training for beginners can be found here. There were many questions from the participants during both trainings, so we also published chat logs.

15.04.2020

Register to the waiting list for the online training

Both online trainings (on 21st and 28th April) are full. Since the interest for the training exceeded our expectations, we decided to create a waiting list. From this list, we will select the participants from institutions which were not able to register until now. Please register to the waiting list here and we will keep you informed by e-mail.

15.04.2020

Second session of the online training on 28th April - participants limit was reached

The 50 participants limit was reached for the second online training (28th of April). We are thinking about an alternative like recorded sessions available on the website or the organisation of another training. We will keep you informed through the website and via the mailing list.

14.04.2020

Second session of the online training on 28th April, 14h30 (CEST)

In order to account for your high interest in the online training (we have already more than 50 registrations), we will organise a second session the following week, on the 28st of April, at 14h30 CEST. Indeed, we would like to keep the number of participants in a reasonable limit to allow as many interactions as possible. Please register to the event here.
If the number of registration for this second session is quite low, we might decide to finally merge the 2 events and have everybody on the 21st April. We will keep you informed. The agenda of the training will be exactly the same for the two sessions.

Connection link will be sent to the registered participants by email.

09.04.2020

Online training on 21st April, 14h30 (CEST)

The 1st online training will be organized on Tuesday 21 April, 14h30 (CEST time). This training will last around 1h30 and will explain how to operate the system and upload declarations and auxiliary data. Agenda is available here. Connection link will be sent to the registered participants by email. Audio connection is possible directly through your computer, but also by phone. You can already do a quick check of your teleconferencing system here. The event will be open 30 minutes before the start, also if you want to test it.

As there were more than 150 participants at the last webinar, we will have to limit the audience of the online training to make interactions easier. Please register to the event here.

25.03.2020

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: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/911380533. 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.

06.03.2020

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.

27.01.2020

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!

20.01.2019

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!

22.12.2019

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 info@esa-sen4cap.org 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).

2.12.2019

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

28.11.2019

Newsletter 3 - November 2019

28.11.2019

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 info@esa-sen4cap.org. More information will be provided shortly on the exact location and agenda.

25.11.2019

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 info@esa-sen4cap.org).

15.11.2019

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.

2.7.2019

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

Read more.

1.7.2019

Newsletter 2 - July 2019

4.6.2019

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

Link to presentation

3.6.2019

Sen4CAP was presented to the NASA Harvest Programme.

Link to presentation

30.5.2019

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

Link to presentation

23.5.2019

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

 

17.5.2019

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

Link to presentation

12.4.2019

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

Link to presentation

20.2.2019

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

Link to presentation

23.11.2018

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

Link to presentation

10.10.2018

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

Link to presentation

Learning network meeting

21.8.2018

Newsletter 1 - August 2018

10.7.2018

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

22.5.2018

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.
 

17.5.2018

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

22.3.2018

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

 

9.2.2018

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

30.11.2017

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

Link to presentation

23.11.2017

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

Link to the agenda

30.10.2017

Discussion document on the introduction of monitoring to substitute OTSC.

Link to JRC discussion paper

25.10.2017

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

20.7.2017

First User Workshop in Brussels, 20th July.

31.5.2017

IACS conference

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

17.5.2017

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan announcing the Sen4CAP project.

Article on Irish Farmers Journal

28.2.2017

Video on CzechAgri - Pilot for Sen4CAP