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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
MARS conference

MARS Conference is the annual forum where Member State agencies in charge of the Common Agricultural Policy management meet to share the outcomes and benefits of the new technologies used and to listen to the leading directions posed by EU bodies, DG AGRI and JRC.

This year it was highlighted the change of paradigm in CAP monitoring, as thanks to Copernicus it will be possible to move to a “performance-based” policy.

GNSS will still play a role in this process: EGNOS will be still used as the OTSC (on the spot checks) are needed -until the transition phase to a fully monitoring system finishes by 2020+-, while Galileo will start to gain more role in the geo-tagged photos as pilot projects demonstrate its feasibility.