Le site navipedia de l’agence spatiale européenne reprend les chiffres publiés par l’agence BIS (Buisness intelligenc Service) sur l’évolution de l’agriculture de précision de 2015 à 2022 (http://www.navipedia.net/index.php/Precision_Agriculture#cite_ref-0)
The agricultural community will face great challenges in a worldwide scale during the next years. Farmers will have to compete with quality products, while respecting the environment and earning profits at the same time. Meanwhile, the world population will continue to increase, creating a constant demand and pushing for a production increasing.
Satellite navigation is being used in agricultural applications for crop and soil monitoring as well as surveying the fertility of agricultural fields in order to control the distribution of chemicals and fertilizers. The global market size for precision farming has been estimated to grow over $6.34 billion by 2022 at an estimated CAGR of 13.09% from 2015 to 2022 .
The needs of the fishing sector have also grown, ranging from day-to-day operational support to the navigation and positioning of fishing vessels. Strict international rules governing intrusion into national waters demand that vessels are monitored to check they work only in designated areas.