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Area Monitoring System (AMS)

Rationale of use

Recommended by the European Commission, AMS assists in monitoring and controlling activities on supported agricultural lands using satellite imagery.


The system utilises digital photos from satellites Sentinel 1 and 2 to observe and manage the activities conducted on supported agricultural lands, providing a near-real-time view of the land and operations.

Types of outputs

Digital photos, satellite imagery, land activity reports, and compliance documents.

Relevant CAP objective

Mainly SO5 and SO6

Tool name

Area Monitoring System (AMS)


Monitoring and data collection tools


Compliance monitoring



Author or owner

Owner: European Commission

Implemented by

Relevant tasks

CSP Monitoring: Beneficiaries' Compliance

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