MARS-OP is a crop-yield prediction service we deliver to the European Commission. Mars-op provides European and national authorities with reliable and independent information about the anticipated yields of the main crops in Europe and worldwide, including grains, oil seeds, sugar beet, potatoes, rice and grasslands.
Partner MeteoConsult collects meteorological data daily from over 2,000 weather stations in Europe and global weather forecast models. Wageningen Environmental Research monitors the conditions for crop growth and then combines the data with crop growth models and soil type to calculate the impact of weather on the growth of various crops. Finally, the outcomes of the crop growth models are combined with historical yield data to produce statistical predictions of yields at regional and national level.