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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
10:00
Arrival and Registration
10:30
Introduction – Keynote Speakers and Setting the Scene
IoT in Precision Agriculture
Professor Ivan Andonović, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
The challenge of meta data in animal health sensing
Professor Toby Mottram FREng, Milkalyser
11:10
Commercial Organisations
Wireless farms (WiFarm) connecting agriculture
Clive Blacker, Director, Precision Decisions
Use of wireless IoT networks for precision agriculture
Mark Begbie, Business Development Director, CENSIS
Converting Big Data into actionable insights
Teresa Shutter, KE Manager and Sybrand van Beijma, Earth Observation Data Scientist, Agrimetrics
Precision Agriculture – The Rise of IoT in Agriculture
Karina Maksimiuk, Business Development – LoRa, Stream Technologies Ltd
11:50
Coffee break
12:15
Commercial Organisations
Sheep tracking and monitoring
Shiv Kodam, Founder, Hoofprints
Autonomous Remote Sensors in Agriculture
Simon Breese, Director, Ground Data Limited
Overcoming The Barriers To Smart Sensing in Agriculture
Antony Yousefian, Director UK, 30 MHZ
Enabling the connected world
Guru Chana, Head of Solutions, Industry, Inmarsat
Smart Crop Protection and Big Data Research at IBM Research UK
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
Enabling Research and Innovation in Precision Agriculture
James Phillips, Senior Business Interaction Manager, BBSRC
Innovate UK funding opportunities
David Telford, Knowledge Transfer Manager Agrifood, KTN
Innovate UK – supporting the application of Internet of Agri-Things
Ian Cox, Innovation Lead Agri-Tech Centres, Agri-Food, Innovate UK
ESA Business Applications – Funding Opportunities
Ian Downey, Business Applications – UK Ambassador Platform
15:40
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