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Use of Sensors and Communication Devices in Agriculture

Precision farming is based on data gathering, processing and analysis to help farmers and food growers improve productivity and reduce waste. The data is gathered by in-field sensors, and telecommunication devices are used to transfer the data to the internet. Data analytics tools are then used to enhance yields and reduce the environmental impact of farming.
Precision farming is based on data gathering, processing and analysis to help farmers and food growers improve productivity and reduce waste. The data is gathered by in-field sensors, and telecommunication devices are used to transfer the data to the internet. Data analytics tools are then used to enhance yields and reduce the environmental impact of farming.

The Satellite Applications Catapult, along with Agrimetrics, CENSIS, and Agri-EPI Centre, held a workshop to present the current farming practices which involve data gathering and processing. It also covered communications technologies used to transfer in-field data to the Internet.

For further information, please contact: events@agrimetrics.co.uk


Programme (download as pdf)

10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:30 Introduction – Keynote Speakers and Setting the Scene
IoT in Precision Agriculture (download pdf)
Professor Ivan Andonović, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
The challenge of meta data in animal health sensing (download pdf)
Professor Toby Mottram FREng, Milkalyser
11:10 Commercial Organisations
Wireless farms (WiFarm) connecting agriculture (download pdf)
Clive Blacker, Director, Precision Decisions
Use of wireless IoT networks for precision agriculture (download pdf)
Mark Begbie, Business Development Director, CENSIS
Converting Big Data into actionable insights (download pdf)
Teresa Shutter, KE Manager and Sybrand van Beijma, Earth Observation Data Scientist, Agrimetrics
Precision Agriculture – The Rise of IoT in Agriculture (download pdf)
Karina Maksimiuk, Business Development – LoRa, Stream Technologies Ltd
11:50 Coffee break

12:15 Commercial Organisations
Sheep tracking and monitoring (download pdf)
Shiv Kodam, Founder, Hoofprints
Autonomous Remote Sensors in Agriculture (download pdf)
Simon Breese, Director, Ground Data Limited
Overcoming The Barriers To Smart Sensing in Agriculture (download pdf)
Antony Yousefian, Director UK, 30 MHZ
Enabling the connected world (download pdf)
Guru Chana, Head of Solutions, Industry, Inmarsat
Smart Crop Protection and Big Data Research at IBM Research UK (download pdf)
Lan Hoang, Research Scientist, IBM
13:00 Lunch Break and Demonstrations
Soil Essentials
Hoofprints
Inmarsat
Stream
14:00 Challenges Workshops
Arable
Livestock
Aquaculture
14:30 Workshops Summaries

14:50 Coffee Break

15:00 Funding Bodies

nabling Research and Innovation in Precision Agriculture (download pdf)
James Phillips, Senior Business Interaction Manager, BBSRC
Innovate UK funding opportunities (download pdf)
David Telford, Knowledge Transfer Manager Agrifood, KTN
Innovate UK – supporting the application of Internet of Agri-Things (download pdf)
Ian Cox, Innovation Lead Agri-Tech Centres, Agri-Food, Innovate UK
ESA Business Applications – Funding Opportunities (download pdf)
Ian Downey, Business Applications – UK Ambassador Platform
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