EUSPA Presentation

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 21:15

During the EUSPA meeting convened by the Research and Innovation Foundation (IDEK) of Cyprus on October 20, 2023, Mr. Andreas Angeli, the Managing Director of Omnia, presented the organization's space-related services and solutions.

As the inaugural recipient of funding from EUSPA, Omnia outlined the trajectory of its ongoing research and development efforts that culminated in the successful grant acquisition - Space4Green.

The succesful project

In the farming sector, when working in synergy, EGNSS and Copernicus contribute to smart and sustainable farming techniques. Using ground sensors and satellite imagery from Copernicus, farmers can generate maps with soil moisture and fertility information. Pairing this data with precise guidance by the Galileo and EGNOS satellites, EU farmers can steer their tractors precisely and, for example, fertilise exactly where needed. Thanks to the cooperation between the EU Space assets, it is estimated that EU farmers can save up to 20% of pesticides and fertilisers. 

There’s more! Landscape watering consumes great amount of urban water usage and water conservation is a vital part of environmental protection. The use Earth Observation (EO) and positioning data can help reduce its overconsumption and therefore turn the agribusiness sector both digital and greener. Copernicus can generate calibrated rainfall data that can be used for the development of smart irrigation solutions. Knowing the amount of rain accumulated on the ground through forecasts, autonomous sprinklers can spray water in an optimized way. A great example of a smart irrigation system was developed by Proxima Systems. Its products, utilise information from space to enable the automation and remote control of irrigation systems, allowing farmers to enhance their yields while saving costs.

 

Technologies behind the Space4Green project

 

For more information about the project visit the ProjectsSection.

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