The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Morbihan, a French department in southern Brittany.
Brittany is an important cultural region in northwestern France and is divided into four departments: Ille-et-Vilaine to the east, Côtes d’Armor to the north, Finistère to the west and Morbihan South.
Morbihan takes its name from “Mor-Bihan” which means “small sea” in Breton. The Gulf of Morbihan, visible in the center of the image, is one of the best-known features of the coast with many islands and islets. The gulf is about 20 km long from east to west and about 15 km wide from north to south. It opens onto the bay of Quiberon through a narrow passage between Locmariaquer and Port-Navalo.
Many ships and ships can be seen in the bay. Several islands are visible in the image, including the small islands of Houat and Hœdic and the large Belle Île, visible at the bottom left of the image. Belle-Île is known for the sharp cliff edges visible on the southwest side, but also for its beaches and its famous opera festival.
The town and seaport of Lorient are visible at the top left of the image. The town is located on the right bank of the Scorff river at its confluence with the Blavet on the Bay of Biscay. The island of Groix is located a few kilometers off Lorient. The island has high cliffs on its north coast and sandy beaches in secluded coves on the south coast.
Morbihan is also known for its “Alignements de Carnac” which consist of rows of around 3000 menhirs and megalithic tombs. The stones were said to have been erected during the Neolithic period, around 4500 BC. Most of the stones are in the Breton village of Carnac, but some in the east are in Trinité-sur-Mer.
Fields dominate the French countryside as seen in this image captured on September 13, 2020. Brittany is known for its rich and varied agriculture including meats and dairy products, but also provides a variety of high quality fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, strawberries, peas and green vegetables. Beans.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission is designed to provide images that can be used to distinguish between different crop types as well as data on many plant indices, such as leaf area, leaf chlorophyll and leaf water – all essential to monitor plant growth accurately.