Andalusia will launch its own nanosatellite into space this year in a bid to collect more data on sustainability and agriculture.
The Junta de Andalucía will launch the nanosatellite, which weighs less than 10 kg, at the end of the year as part of a European project called Smartfood.
The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), with money earmarked for Andalusia, and focuses on monitoring the impact of agricultural and fishing systems on biodiversity and ecosystems.
The project aims to achieve greater food safety and quality through sustainable agricultural production and maritime research.
The nanosatellite will also help analyze the impact of climate change and will focus on monitoring data related to environmental quality.
The regional government allocated about five million euros to the project.