Henry David Thoreau
Albert Szent Gyorgyi
First set of sensors ready for the installation at the beginning of action B6
First set of nodes and gateways for the preliminary functioning of the WSN.
Geo-database with the main soil, climate, watertable, water salinity, water flow parameters.
Initial spatial evaluation of soil salinity, watertable level, crops, watr flow and salinity in irrigation and drainage channels within each sector of the pilot area.
Model of soil and water salinity for irrigation recommendation (first version).
Spatial delimitation of sectors for water management.
Preliminary version of web control system available.
Definition of spatial localization of sensors within the sectors.
Model of soil and water salinity for irrigation recommendation (second version) checked at small scale in crops cultivated in pots.
Fully integrated heterogeneous WSN is ready for the installation in the Agrisfera agro-wetland.
Agrowetland web- platform (web-control system and user interface for irrigation management) final version up and running.
Start of the AGROWETLAND system operation.
Model of soil and water salinity for irrigation recommendation (final version) checked at field scale in pilot area.
Wireless sensors network and weather station fully installed.
Full AGROWETLANDS system operating in the pilot area (after adaptation and validation).
Reference: Prof. Maria Speranza (Project Coordinator)
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering department (DICAM) and Agricultural Sciences department (DipSA) participate to AGROWETLANDS II project.
Reference: Marino Tarozzi (President)
Agrisfera is the biggest cooperative farm in the province of Ravenna (Italy); it counts nearly 400 members. Agrisfera manages and cultivates an area of more than 4,000 ha and also operates in various agricultural sector such as the production of high quality milk, the production and marketing of ornamental woody plants, the production of biogas, through two units of 1MW each. Today Agrisfera adopts the precision farming techniques for nearly all the herbaceous crops of its farms, using monitor and autoguidance systems for the tractors, the fertilizer spreaders and for the combines. Agrisfera will assist the experimental field activities of AGROWETLAND that will take place in five of its farms, providing its wideexpertise on the precision agriculture.
Reference: Cristina Bombarda (Administrator)
OSV is a highly qualified agricultural manufacturing engineering company. It was founded more than 40 years ago as a commercial department for a group of agricultural machinery manufacturing companies. Since its origins its activity has been focussed in the agriculture sector, and they now have built up extensive commercial networks and contacts across the EC embracing dealers, farmers, wholesalers, etc. For this project in particular OSV will act as a specialized SME supplier of the technology required. The company will share its technical expertise in the field of existing irrigation equipment and management systems and will assist the University of Bologna and IRIS in the technological developments required to adapt the environmental monitoring instrument.
Reference: Colm Digby (Administrator)
IRIS was established in Spain in 2007 as an advanced engineering and R&D solutions provider, specialising in the area of process engineering. IRIS has knowledge, capacity and infrastructure. In the field of Smart Systems, IRIS has broad expertise designing and developing Wireless Sensor Networks for environmental monitoring and will provide this project with fully equipped Smart Systems laboratory and mechanical workshop plus a project management structure.