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24th MARS Conference

Nov 21 2018
Nov 22 2018

The JRC, in collaboration with DG AGRI and the Croatian Paying Agency for Agriculture Fisheries and Rural Development (APPRRR), organised the 24th MARS Conference in Dubrovnik on 21 and 22 November

The annual conference provides a platform to present and discuss Member States’ experiences and general observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management.


Wednesday 21/11/2018


  • Welcome from Croatian Paying Agency (Ms Matilda COPIC)
  • Welcome fromm JRC (Alan BELWARD)
  • Welcome from DG AGRI (Owen JONES)

Session 1 - Anticipating the new CAP

/jrc/en/file/document/1770261-CAP post 2020:towards a performance-based model (Pierre BASCOU, DG AGRI)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770272-IACS post-2020 (Ana BRNCIC, DG AGRI)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770283-CAP2020+:possible technical consequences and challenges (Alan BELWARD, JRC)

Session 2 - 2018-2019 in a nutshell

/jrc/en/file/document/1770324-Activity Report 2018,2019 Work Program (Paer ASTRAND, Philippe LOUDJANI,JRC)

Session 3 - Checks by monitoring: everything is there

/jrc/en/file/document/1770335-To go for monitoring? Lessons learnt in DK (Henrik BERG, DK)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770346-Pilot project on monitoring over ESCN (Toledo) CwRS site (Maria ALONSO GARCIA, ES)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770357-CAP monitoring sytem under art.40a of EU R,809/2014 - operational in Italy 2018 (Francesco SOFIA, Salvatore CARFI, IT)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770368-SEN4CAP: Sentinels for CAP monitoring approach (Benjamin KOETZ, ESA)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770379-Check by monitoring: preparing 2019 - lessons learnt (Wim DEVOS, JRC)

/jrc/en/file/document/17703810-Analisys of the suitability of the LPIS for CAP monitoring in Bulgaria (Georgi PRAMATAROV, BG)

/jrc/en/file/document/17703911-Addressing the small parcel issue (Dominique FASBENDER, Blanka VAJSOVA, JRC)

Session 4 - Not-only monitoring Sentinel use

/jrc/en/file/document/17704012-CAP monitoring in Romania using Copernicus data: challenges and perspectives (Florian SERBAN, RO)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704113-Use of Sentinel data  for LPIS update (Natasa LUKETIC,JRC)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704214-Parametrisation of markers using machine learning (Pavel MILENOV, JRC)

Thursday 22/11/2018

Session 4 - Good also to know

/jrc/en/file/document/17704315-Irish pro-rata pilot project (Philip BLACKWELL,IE)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704416-Performance assessment of the geospatial aid application (GSAA)  (Bruno SCHECKENBACH, ECA)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704517-CAP related activities at GSA: EGNSS and the geo-tagged photo application (Joaquin REYES GONZALES, GSA)

Session 5 - Data sharing set-up and benefits

/jrc/en/file/document/17704618-IACS spatial data sharing: state of play (Piotr WOJDA, DG AGRI)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704719-IACS LPIS data sharing:reasons and technical solutions (Katalin TOTH, JRC)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704820-Sharing the agricultural data in Slovenia (Alenka ROTTER, SI)

/jrc/en/file/document/17704921-LPIS Data sharing in Czech Republic (Jiri BUKOVSKY,CZ)

6 - Technical Session on Copernicus experience

(6 minutes time allocated for each presenter: presentations are short and focussed aiming at providing technical solutions /or reporting on practical experiences)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770511-Leica Geosystems - Bring Your Own Device or Fit for Purpose  (Sepp ENGLBERGER, LEICA, CH)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770522-Going deeper: Classical Machine Learning vs Deep Learning for crop classification (George EFSTATIOU, NEO, NL)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770533-DIAS - Sobloo: Beyond the Data Creative grounds (Marie Cristine DELUCQ, Franziska DIESING, AIRBUS,FR)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770544-DIAS - Mundi: Sentinel 2 time series for automated monitoring (Edgarth LARS, Spacemetric AB, SE)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770555-Mowing identification: some lessons learnt (Karlis ZALITE, Kappazeta,EE)

/jrc/en/file/document/1772406- Impact analysis of FOI for agricultural monitoring (Wiggers TIMS, NEO,NL)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770567-Monitoring agricultural activity and voluntary coupled schemes within the IACS in Malta (Corrado CORRADI, ABACO,IT-Victor VELLA, P.A. MT)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770578-Soil tillage change identification by using temporal series of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 (Giuseppe SATALINO, CNR,IT)

/jrc/en/file/document/1770589-DIANA: Detection and Integrated Assessment of Non-Authorised water abstractions using  EO (Dimitra PERPERIDOU, AgroApps PC, GR)

/jrc/en/file/document/17705910-Towards Prototypes  for Future Agricultural Copernicus Products - the Ecolass project (Jean-Paul GACHELIN,SIRS,FR)

7 - Technical Session on IACS supporting tools

(6 minutes time allocated for each presenter: presentations are short and focussed aiming at providing technical solutions /or reporting on practical experiences)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706011-Survey on the use of Geotagged Photos in 2018 (Laura Ruana PAVON, P.A. Catalunya,ES)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706112-Testing UAV for field controls in working processes of the Croatian Paying Agency (Miro MIRT, APPRRR)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706213-GBDX : Unlocking insights from geospatial data at speed and scale (Iain MACINNES, Digitalglobe,UK)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706314-BlackSky constellation:very high resolution optical data for multi-daily revisit (Livio ROSSI,e-Geos,IT)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706415-Monitoring for CAP with daily fresh images and platform for analytics (Rene GRIESBACH,

/jrc/en/file/document/177064 Planetlabs,DE)

/jrc/en/file/document/17706516-Performance is a partnership  (Tamme VAN DER WAL,WUR, NL)

Session 8 - Take home lessons on technology (out of App survey)

  • Wrap-up & conference closure


This year we had 9 company participating: European Space Imaging, Airbus/Sobloo, Leica, GDV, ABACO, E-GEOS/AGEA,NEO.


The session was populated by 11 posters.They are:

  1. NEO: Phasing in of monitoring in progress
  2. Effects on crop classification of size and ahape of FOI: case study in Aragon (S.Esteban Rocriguez)
  3. Impact analysis of FOI for agricultural monitoring (Wiggers Timms et al.)
  4. Blacksky constellation: VHR optical data for multi-days revisit (Axel Oddone.Riccardo Nasini)
  5. Boosting agricultural control using advanced machine learning:an example from the Nordics (G.Efstatiou et al.)
  6. Going deeper:classical machine learning vs deep learning for crop classification (G.Efstatiou
  7. EUSI:HD tecnolgy
  8. EUSI: control campaign 2018 acquisitions results
  9. AIRBUS: cntrol campaign 2018 acquisitions results
  10. AIRBUS: SoCAP platform.
  11. Soil tillage change identification by using temporal series of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 (Satalino

Award as Best Poster was granted to poster n.6


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