Global EO data for global vegetation monitoring

PROBA-V, ESA’s miniature satellite, assists us in monitoring and predicting the evolution of our planet’s vegetation by monitoring our planet at spatial resolutions of 1 km, 300 m, and even 100 m.

PROBA-V was designed and built by a Belgian consortium as the successor of the SPOT4/5-VEGETATION missions which have been observing the Earth’s vegetation since 1998 without one single day of interruption. Launched in May 2013 PROBA-V continues this valuable time series.

Using a constellation of 3 cameras, PROBA-V covers the entire Earth every two days and provides useful reflectance measurements for:

  • climate impact assessment
  • surface water resource management
  • agricultural monitoring
  • food security purposes