In the sector of forestry and agriculture, "air support" by drone usage is getting more and more common in many countries, especially in the USA.
As a follow-up process, the number of drone operations in Europe will also increase.
The advantages for farmers range from up to date vegetation index imagery to exact and spontaneous on-the-spot fertilization or targeted pest control.
Forestries can make use of more up to date nadir imagery, e.g. after heavy storms or snow fall in order to determine where immediate action must be taken. Animal populations and their impact on forest resources can also be monitored.