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Advisory platform for small farms based on earth observation

Objective

The overall objective of APOLLO is to develop a commercial platform that will provide a suite of farm management advisory services specifically designed to address the needs of small farmers. APOLLO will use state-of-the-art methodologies for the calculation of agricultural parameters based on EO data, taking advantage of the improved spatial and temporal coverage of the new Sentinels.
APOLLO will produce data on agricultural parameters through available EO, meteorological, and auxiliary data. Especially for the calculation of soil moisture, SAR images will be used for the first time with Sentinel-1, making it possible to obtain maps with a spatial and temporal resolution not achievable before. Based on the agricultural parameters calculated, a suite of farm management services (tillage scheduling, irrigation scheduling, crop growth monitoring, and crop yield estimation) will be developed, and will be delivered through a web and mobile interface. The service requirements will be elaborated in close collaboration with end users.
APOLLO services will be cost-effective and affordable, thanks to access to free and open Copernicus data, an automated processing chain for the delivery of agricultural variables, independence from the need for ground-based sensors, and the pioneering use of Sentinel-1 data for estimating soil moisture information.
The APOLLO platform and business case will be validated through pilot testing in Spain, Greece, and Serbia, with the participation of small farmers, agricultural consultants, farmers’ associations, and SMEs providing farm management services.
A business strategy for the take-up of APOLLO will be developed, assessing the operational sustainability of the platform based on market revenues. According to the preliminary business plan developed, APOLLO has the potential for a Return On Investment (ROI) of 18% - 51% in 3 years (for the low and high uptake scenario, respectively).

Coordinator

DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL SA
Net EU contribution
€ 398 500,00
Address
Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 170 785,71

Participants (8)

STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 140 437,50
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 60 187,50
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 205 812,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 192 750,00
Address
Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73
11000 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EVENFLOW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 158 462,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 26, Boite 7
1040 Etterbeek

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 67 912,50
AGRISAT IBERIA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 226 843,75
Address
Avenida Primera 18
02007 Albacete

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Castilla-La Mancha Albacete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 97 218,75
UDRUZENJE POLJOPRIVREDNIKA OPSTINE RUMA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 76 875,00
Address
Vase Rajcevica 34
22404 Putinci

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Сремска област
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS PELLAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 76 125,00
Address
9 D&m Papadopoulou Str
58100 Giannitsa

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Region
Πέλλα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 32 625,00