Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd (RSAC) specialises in agricultural and forestry applications of remote sensing.


RSAC produces CEH Land Cover® plus Crop Map, the first ever detailed annual crop map of the whole of the UK. We have provided services to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) since 1996 and to the Welsh Government since 2006 for the Remote Sensing Control of European Area-based Agricultural Subsidies. Over the last 30 years the company has been involved in a large number of research and application development projects on agricultural, forestry and environmental topics with UK agencies, the European Space Agency and the European Commission.

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This Livestock and Pasture study is part of the wider UKRI STFC-funded EO4Agroclimate programme.  

Many technologies now to monitor land at a range from scales, from hand-held sensors and simple cameras, through tractor mounted sensors, drones, aeroplanes through to satellites.


Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Map of crop type for every field in the UK since 2016, produced by CEH & RSAC.