Free elevation model for Ireland

The EEA site is always good to keep an eye on for free data:


A new pan European DEM (including Ireland) has just been released- at 25m xy resolution its ideal for students and landscape researchers:



Farming by satellite competition

With cash prizes totalling EUR 13 000 and a wider geographical scope for entries, the second edition of the Farming by Satellite Competition is now open for submissions. The aim of the competition is to promote the use of satellite technologies in agriculture and their benefits to end users. The competition, an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), is supported by agricultural machinery manufacturers CLAAS and crop science experts Bayer.

Farming by Satellite Prize Winners
The EUR 13 000 ‘Farming by Satellite Prize’ is open to European students and young farmers with innovative ideas for using satellite technology to improve agricultural production, efficiency and profit, or to reduce the environmental impact of the sector.
Those interested in participating in the 2014 prize competition must register before 10 February 2014, with entries due 14 April 2014.
All details are here: