Title: New sensors benchmark report on Sentinel-2B - Geometric benchmarking test for CAP purposes
Authors: VAJSOVÁ BLANKAAASTRAND PAER
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC107674
ISBN: 978-92-79-73186-0
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28760 EN
OP KJ-NA-28760-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC107674
DOI: 10.2760/419553
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The main objective of the report is to assess whether images produced by Sentinel-2B sensor are suitable for usage in Control with Remote Sensing programme, specifically in the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). The benchmarking presented herein aims at evaluating the usability of Sentinel-2B images for the CAP checks through an estimation of its geometric (positional) accuracy. Tests have been performed on Sentinel-2B data from the first pre-operational phase (June 2017), subsequently on data from the pre-operational hub (July 2017). For that purpose, the External Quality Control of Sentinel-2B orthoimagery conforms to the standard method developed by JRC and follows a procedure already adopted in the validation of previous high and very-high resolution products.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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