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USER FORUM Meeting in Vienna

On 21-APR-2015 UNIFARM co-organises a workshop on precision farming. The workshop will make an inventory of the current precision agriculture solutions that have been proven to work, and of the needs and constraints of their users, in order to pave the way for a more extensive use of effective satellite services, whether based on EO or GNSS.




Introduction

Information on soil parameters (humidity, fertilizer content, crop maturity or disease) derived from Earth Observation satellites has already been used successfully by farmers to reduce water consumption and fertilizer use, with no reduction in yield. Furthermore, using satellite navigation systems to guide farming machinery has become almost standard practice in some countries (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands).

However, while the technology has been proved to work, the innovative services related to the technology are currently emerging, and not yet in use on a sufficiently large scale, given their added value. The development of GNSS applications relative to EO applications is often treated separately, even though the technologies have more impact together than separately, when applied to the same problems.

This workshop will make an inventory of the current precision agriculture solutions that have been proven to work, and of the needs and constraints of their users, in order to pave the way for a more extensive use of effective satellite services, whether based on EO or GNSS.

Audience


  • Agriculture stakeholders: representatives of farms, farming associations, networks and interest groups, agriculture machinery companies etc.;
  • Satellite services and ICT stakeholders: satellite services providers and specialists;
  • Institutes and academia.

More information

See more at: Eurisy Website

The workshop is hosted by BOKU University and is organised by EURISY, UNIFARM, BOKU with the support of FFG.



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UNIFARM is carried out in the context of the Galileo FP7 R&D programme supervised by the GSA (Nr. 287206)