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User needs for environment-smart farming

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Smart Farming is a management style that uses technology to reduce environmental impact of agricultural practices. Satellite Navigation is a major enabler for smart farming. The slides supported a presentation given at the Space Solutions conference in Munich, November 2013.

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User needs for environment-smart farming

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION User needstowardsGalileo and Copernicus to reduceenvironmental impact of farming. Tamme van der Wal (AeroVision BV)
  2. 2. Environmental Challenge How to feed the world while preserving the planet? SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION How can GALILEO and COPERNICUS improve farming? 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 2
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  4. 4. Smart Farming 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 4 Image courtesy of sbg.nl
  5. 5. Driver guidance 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 5
  6. 6. Machine guidance 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 6
  7. 7. Why is GNSS a successful application in agriculture? Because it … • Earns money: – Fuel savings 10-15% – Higher productivity (per farmer) – Efficient use of resources • Improves cultivation practices: – Day and Night (peak times) – Less fatigue – Less driving skills needed • Is simple: – ‘Embodied’ knowledge – Fast learning 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 7
  8. 8. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 8 What do we do with GNSS? Image courtesy of Sytze de Bruin / Leo Klompe PLANNING MONITORING GUIDANCE TRACKING
  9. 9. GNSS based applications Position Position, Time Position, Time and Navigation Production Efficiency Mapping; Variable Rate Application; Field work optimisation; sampling; Harvest monitoring; animal tracking; Machine Guidance; Robotics; UASs Farm Management Mapping; Crop Rotation; Daily Planning; contracting. Farm machine movement; Registration of field work; animal tracking; virtual fencing; Logistics Unique parcel ID; Track&Trace (produce, livestock, manure, etc.) Harvest pick-up; Transport. License to Operate Mapping; CAP declaration; Area Measurement; Control; Eco Focus Livestock Welfare in Transport; Spraying logbook; 6-NOV-2013 9SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013
  10. 10. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 10 10-2 m. 10-1 m. 100 m. 101 m. RTK Commercial Global augmentation EGNOS Unaugmented GNSS Planting, Weeding, Revisiting, harvesting machine Guidance. Spraying, spreading Harvesting bulk crops; Area measurement; Field mapping; Geofencing. Tracking & Tracing. Rob Lorimer quote. GALILEO COMMERCIAL SERVICE
  11. 11. Survey Denmark 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 11 18% of farmers use Some kind of GNSS; 41% RTK 29% EGNOS
  12. 12. Foto’s: Peter Paree (ZLTO) 6-NOV-2013 12SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013
  13. 13. Foto’s: Peter Paree (ZLTO) 6-NOV-2013 13SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013
  14. 14. Variable Rate Application 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 14
  15. 15. Taskmap 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 15
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  17. 17. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 17 Satellite 15-08-2011
  18. 18. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 18 WDVI 15-08-2011 Worldview2
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  20. 20. 6-NOV-2013 21SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013
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  22. 22. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 23 Unsuitable for solar power …
  23. 23. 4 SOLUTIONS FOR CLOUDS RADAR MORE SATELLITES UAVs CLOSE SENSING 6-NOV-2013 24SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013
  24. 24. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 25 WDVI 19-08-2011 UAV WDVI 15-08-2011 Satellite
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  26. 26. GNSS and UAVs • EGNOS enhanced autopilot; • GNSS based flight box; • Better location of UAV; • Improved mosaicing; • Deliver taskmaps in ‘digestible’ way; • UAVs are a SERVICE EXTENSION for satellite imagery. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 27
  27. 27. Simplify 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 29
  28. 28. Uptake of VRA is still very low - It is complicated; - It is expensive; - It requires skills, investments, etc. It requires to change the way farmers work! 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 30
  29. 29. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 31 So what???? I need a reliable service (embodied please)
  30. 30. FOCUS on BUSINESS 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 32
  31. 31. FOCUS on BUSINESS • Building a reliable service • Measure relevant indicators • Translate into valuable advice • Deliver in ‘digestible’ way 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 33
  32. 32. To conclude 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 34 • Legislate use GNSS/RS? Precision agriculture greening measure; • Open signal/data improvesadoption; • Create incentives: Think benefits, benefits, benefits • Simplify complexity: Make it easy-to-use
  33. 33. UNIFARM is carried out in the context of the Galileo FP7 R&D programme supervised by the GSA. (nr. 287026). For more information please check http://www.project-unifarm.eu Thankyouforyour attention. 6-NOV-2013 SPACE SOLUTIONS 2013 35 Tamme van derWal AeroVision BV tamme.vanderwal@aerovision.nl

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