The FarmTech Society (FTS) Becomes Partner of Smart Farming Conference

The FarmTech Society (FTS)

The FarmTech Society (FTS) ASBL is an international non-profit association that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future-proof methods and technologies for indoor growing.

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Water quality monitoring using RGB cameras

indy magnus

Indy Magnus: In this presentation, we will explain how a ‘Water-Quality Early Alert System’, enabling the remote, continuous and real-time monitoring of water using RGB cameras is being developed. Generally, the idea is to correlate the RGB camera images to a variety of physicochemical parameters and biological parameters without direct contact or the need of water samples. By doing a spectroscopic study of water with different parameters, using both a spectroradiometer and hyperspectral camera, the RGB camera outlook (filters, lenses) can be optimized. Machine learning techniques are employed to process the high-dimensional data and push the sensing performance even further.

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Deep Tech and Water quality Early Alert

Pablo Perez

Pablo Perez: Deep Tech: A game changing solution aiming the intersection of three disciplines: software combined with hardware and spectroscopy. A Water-quality Early Alert System (WEAS) based on water pictures analysis to remotely (in-situ) and real time evaluate water parameters (Color, Turbidity, pH, Conductivity, DO, COD, BOD, SS, Amonia) at any sampling point using water images, in a easy to use and cost effective way.

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Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session

Lien Smeesters

Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, Vrije Universiteit Brussels is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.

Lien Smeesters is a post-doctoral researcher within the B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She focuses on multidisciplinary and applied-oriented research in the field of optical spectroscopy and optical design.

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Earth Observation data benefits in the Agricultural sector

Francesca Piatto

by Francesca Piatto, EARSC

Earth Observation data and information play an essential role in supporting agriculture industry, farmers, technology suppliers, as well as governmental bodies at local, regional, and national level, and giving policymakers access to the best information possible to make informed decisions.

To this end, EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing companies, a participating organization of the Group of Earth Observation (GEO), promotes the use of Earth Observation technology and represents the European providers of geo-information services, creating a network between industry, decision makers and users.

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User-centric approach to facilitate a widespread uptake of satellite-based solutions for agri-food sector

Annalisa Donati

by Annalisa Donati, Eurisy

The European agricultural sector is one of the world leading producers of food, guarantor of food security and quality and provider of millions of jobs. Yet it faces many challenges from environmental pressures, mostly related to climate change and loss of biodiversity, to the need for sustainable and efficient management of resources such as water, soil and energy.

Data-based technologies, including satellite positioning systems like GPS, remote sensing, and the Internet have the potential to increase farm efficiency and improve production, and also to contribute to making farming systems more sustainable from an economic, social and environmental point of view.

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