The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging

The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging  at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Drones have the potential to change the way we look at agriculture forever. The birds eye view, combined with infrared sensors allows us to see the invisible. Value of using such technology however does not lie in the technology, but in the analysis which it enables. Combining agronomy, remote sensing and data science with integrated sensing will enable the future of farming.

About Bert Rijk
Growing up on a farm, Bert learned to harvest the result of hard work. During his study in Wageningen, he learned to combine agriculture with technology on the balance of practice and science. Currently developing a worldwide drone service network for agriculture and building advanced analytics.

About Aurea Imaging
Aurea has been actively involved in the drone sector since 2008. A deep understanding of agriculture allows Aurea to be effective in this booming sector. Currently developing a network of service providers in Europe and Latin America to enable global, standardized data acquisition for our corporate clients.

Smart FarmingAbout Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also  to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • Precision agriculture
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing and many more…

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