Development of a vineyard innovative tool based on the integration of Earth Observation services and in-field sensors.
The VitiGEOSS project, coordinated by Eurecat, integrates and improves existing solutions coupling satellite imagery with in-field sensors with the aim to increase resolution and reliability of satellite information applied to viticulture.
Currently, the European Union is the world biggest wine producer, being winemaking the main economic activity of many regions in Southern Europe. Therefore, the wine sector invests heavily in state-of-the-art technology in order to develop innovative solutions and technologies to achieve the most maintain the quality and sustainability requirements.
The innovation promoted by the project aims to respond to future challenges of the worldwide food and wine industry, which requires to intensify the production in a sustainable way, mitigating the effects of climate change, reducing negative environmental externalities and promoting local economic growth.
The Smart Management Systems of Eurecat is in charge of the application of artificial intelligence techniques for the analysis and integration of multiple data sources allowing to develop novel disease management and resource optimization services, obtaining improvements on productivity and sustainability in winegrowers exploitations.
The consortium of the VitiGEOSS project is formed by 9 partners from Spain, Italy, Portugal and The Netherlands.