Nitrogen Fertilization, Irrigation and Crop Growth Monitoring using Earth Observation Systems
Start Date: 06/07/2018
Duration: 6 months
NITREOS aims to develop and deliver a platform that utilizes high-resolution satellite imagery aiming to optimize inputs for the organic sector. One of the key issues for the organic sector is the high production costs, which lead to high prices for the consumers. On top of that, farmers are challenged to develop strategies for a sustainable way of managing their soil and land resources. Sustainable crop production is the key topic for the agricultural sector. In this context, organic agriculture is often assumed to deliver the adequate management to maintain the soil functions (food, feed, fiber and fuel production; water regulation, purification, storage, transformation; carbon sequestration and climate regulation; nutrient cycling and provision and water quality and quantity). NITREOS aims to offer specific management practices under Organic Farming mainly focusing into using innovative digital techniques combined with Earth Observation (EO) data. The goal is to offer a holistic management plan for the organic grower through restoring the water and mineral cycles on-the-farm level and optimize the application of all farm care.
Detection and Integrated Assessment of Non-authorised water Abstractions using EO
Start Date: 01/01/2017
Duration: 36 months
DIANA is aimed at co-designing and openly demonstrating a commercial service platform that will empower water managers and authorities to optimise the identification and inspection of non-authorised water abstractions for irrigation as well as improve their water management policies and practices, especially in extreme conditions such as drought. DIANA will leverage EO data provided by Copernicus and other data sources as well as state-of-the-art models for the identification of (illegally) irrigated areas and the estimation of abstracted water volumes in order to offer a value added suite of data products and services, that will be affordable and cost-effective. The value propositions of DIANA will be co-created and defined along with users and stakeholders so as to be shaped according to their needs and requirements. Three pilots will be deployed in order to put them to the test in real operational environments of Spain, Italy and Romania. All pilots will be integrated with the work flows of the users and their results will be co-evaluated and validated with them through a multi-layer methodology, fostering the acceptance of DIANA as a marketable solution. In order to ensure the demand-driven design of the DIANA service platform as well as set the stage for its market launch and uptake following the end of the project, a customer-driven business modelling process will be followed during the project, validating its business case and producing an effective business plan to serve as the roadmap for its post-project commercialization. Finally, DIANA is implemented by a transnational and well-balanced consortium, consisting of innovative SMEs and pioneering authorities, all of which possess the complementary expertise as well as the motivation and commitment required to ensure not only the creation of meaningful project outcomes but also their successful commercial exploitation and sustainability.
- AGROAPPS PC
- AGRISAT IBERIA SL
- ARIESPACE SRL
- ROMANIAN SPACE AGENCY
- NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIONAPELE ROMANE
- CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DEL SANNIO ALIFANO
- ASOCIACION FERAGUA DE COMUNIDADES DE REGANTES DE ANDALUCIA
- WHITE RESEARCH SPRL
- DOISECO UNIPESSOAL LDA
Emerging industries as key enablers for the adoption of advanced technologies in the agrifood sector
Start Date: 01/06/2016
Duration: 30 months
“KATANA – Emerging industries as key enablers for the adoption of advanced technologies in the agrifood sector” supports European SMEs in the agrifood value chain to simultaneously access knowledge, technology, capital and markets in order to respond to the global competitive environment. KATANA aims to provide this access to companies by leveraging upon the multiplier potential of cross-border/cross-sectoral collaboration and the systemic approach which homogenizes services towards the overall aim to place new products/ services in the market.
KATANA proposes a systemic approach by combining (i) an innovative selection and funding scheme based on peer to peer evaluation and crowdfunding; (ii) a holistic portfolio of support services covering the entire KATANA lifecycle and (iii) three large scale demonstrators capitalizing upon emerging industries (eco-industries, mobile services and personalized health).
KATANA is a cluster-driven project, bringing together 7 active clusters of SMEs from all over Europe (from Scandinavia to Mediterranean and Balkans) covering the entire ecosystem, namely agriculture, food production and ICT/ emerging industries. At the same time a diverse and strong presence of five SMEs – technology providers within the consortium will guarantee that the technological infrastructure for the large scale demonstrators will be delivered by actors who understand the needs of the community. The innovative selection method and the corresponding algorithms will be provided by an RTD organization with long experience in organizing and running Open Calls and competitions for SMEs.
- BWCON GMBH
- AGRO BUSINESS PARK AS
- STICHTING EFFOST
- ASOCIACION CLUSTER FOOD+I
- POSLOVNO UDRUZENJE VOJVODJANSKI IKT KLASTER
- DIKTIO BIOLOPKON PROIONTON
- POLO TECNOLOGICO DI PORDENONE SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
- BIOSENSE INSTITUTE – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
- PARNASSE S.A.
- KPAD LTD
- INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
- DIGITAL WORX GMBH
- SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION MONOPROSOPI EPE
- AGROAPPS PC