Precision agriculture: the added value of geo-information and LBS

Vienna, Austria


9:30-10:00        Welcome and introductions: 

Clement Atzberger, Institute Head, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Thomas Geist, FFG, Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Johannes Ortner, Vice-President, Eurisy

Copernicus Masters AnnouncementDominik Fahrner, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen 

10:00-11:00      The new tools of precision agriculture: panorama of services

Moderator: Francesco Vuolo, BOKU

Satellite navigation services for precision agriculture, Tamme van der Wal, UNIFARM

Satellite information services for agriculture, Guido D’Urso, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

European Innovation Partnership – Agriculture focus Group’s conclusions on measures for mainstreaming precision agriculture in Europe, Corné Kempenaar, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-14:30      Use cases of geo-technologies for precision agriculture

Moderator: Teodora Secara, Eurisy

Current status and developments of weather data and forecast for precision agriculture
Schneider Stefan, ZAMG, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics

Satellite and GIS technologies for agricultural water management: the experience with users in MarchfeldAustria
Francesco Vuolo and Laura Essl, BOKU


On the experience with drones for precision agriculture in Austria
Christoph Metzker, Claudia Mittermayr, Michael Glösmann, RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Farming open data in Europe
Tomáš Řezník, WIRELESSINFO/Masaryk University

Intelligent farming machinery
Bernhard Peschak, PAS – Peschak Autonome Systeme GmbH

Crop water consumption forecasts for farms using satellite imagery
Alfonso Calera, Central Irrigation Board of la Mancha Oriental/University of Castilla La Mancha

14:30-15:30       Round table: good practice transfer

Stakeholders discuss the usefulness of precision agriculture services, and the ways in which they could be implemented relying on regional assets and capabilities.