Allianz Re's agriculture team is developing remote sensing technology augmented with radar to help it better assess risk for crop insurance.

The technology, developed in conjunction with Swiss mapping firm Sarmap, can convert satellite images into data material of considerable informational value, irrespective of weather conditions and the time of day, Allianz says. The company says the innovation will provide much more granular data than remote sensing technology that is based on purely optical sensors and will help to solve key problems associated with crop insurance.

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