The image shows a number of circles depicting large irrigated agricultural fields in Spain. Satellites are powerful tools for efficient management of irrigation systems where water resources are scarce. For instance, information derived from satellites can measure the acreage of irrigable land or the state of soil moisture and provide valuable input for improved irrigation management.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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