'Using satellite data, you can make that 100%, without leaving your office,' says De Jeu. 'You can see if a particular lot is flooded, how long it has been so, or if there are post-harvest crops growing.' He is now working with the Dutch government to create an app that can make this easy. Since this concerns European regulations on agriculture and nature, the app can be used in other European countries as well
A prototype of said app should be finished early next year. Shortly afterwards De Jeu hopes for a government decision to roll it out for the Netherlands.