Upscaling agricultural sensor data for improved monitoring of agri-environmental conditions

A sustainable, data-driven agriculture in Europe

The EU's Green Deal sets clear targets for a more competitive and sustainable agriculture.

This requires data-driven decision making for farmers, governments and other policy makers.

The Horizon Europe ScaleAgData project aims to bridge the data gap of observations at the local level by unlocking, integrating and upscaling the data from in-situ sensors on farms.

7 Innovation areas

  • Innovative sensor technology

  • Edge processing

  • Data sharing architecture and data governance

  • Satellite data augmentation

  • From data assimilation to service development

  • Privacy-preserving technology

  • Data integration methodologies

Our main objectives

ScaleAgData is about

  • insights in governance of complex data streams
  • upscaling agri-data
  • innovation in sensor technology, data analytics & EO products
    for a European-wide monitoring of agri-environmental conditions.

It will contribute to the overall competitiveness and sustainability performance of the European agricultural sector:

  • enabling the assessment of the innovations and data governance frameworks
  • demonstrating added values of improved monitoring capabilities for a range of users

6 Research and Innovation Labs (RILabs)

6 Research and Innovation Labs will develop, test and showcase how integrating near real-time (NRT) sensor data can provide improved monitoring capabilities.

These RILabs will drive innovation, covering

  • the 4 dimensions of environment: soil, water, air, living organisms (crops & livestock)
  • different biogeographical zones of Europe
  • available sensor data & products 




With VITO as the prime, the ScaleAgData consortium further consists of 26 partners from 14 different countries!

The consortium respresents research institutes and infrastructure providers, technology and agri-tech SMEs, machinery producers and EO service providers, agri-food professional organizations, think tanks, insurance companies and data integration companies from across Europe.

Upcoming events

07 July 2024
12 July 2024

IGARSS 2024 is a leading meeting of more than 2500 esteemed scientist and professionals in Remote Sensing field worldwide. It will take place in Athens, Greece.

03 June 2024
05 June 2024

2024 AgroInsurance International Conference will take place on June 3-5, 2024 in Belgrade, Serbia, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. 
The Conference goal is to enhance the dialogue between agricultural insurance market players.


04 June 2024
07 June 2024

The XX Congress of the Spanish Remote Sensing Association will be held in Cádiz, from June 4 to 7, 2024, under the motto: Remote Sensing and Global Change: challenges and opportunities for blue growth.