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Wireless Sensor Networks and Remote Sensing - Foundation of a Modern Agricultural Infrastructure in the Region

Objective

Current trends in agricultural production are based on advanced technologies, including the extensive application of information technologies. In particular, the usage of wireless sensor networks (WSN) and remote sensing (RS) ensure timely in-field access to data and enable prompt reactions. Measures can be administered with more precision and effectiveness, thus providing higher food quality, environmental protection and considerable savings. In addition, a better understanding of underlying processes, and validation and adjustments of the used models can be achieved. Agriculture is one of the principal business affairs in WBC region. This especially holds for the Province of Vojvodina, a regional leader in which agriculture represents 40% of GDP. However, the use of IT support is missing, and its introduction in the regional agricultural infrastructure is of the highest importance. Networking and exchange of know-how within this project will lead to the reinforcement of the research potential and provide a substantial support for further development of modern agriculture in the region. Coordinating institution for the project is the Centre for Measurement Technologies in Precision Agriculture (MeTeP@), founded at the University of Novi Sad, the leading academic institution in Vojvodina. The consortium members for this project have been carefully chosen to initiate the coordination of research activities in the fields of WSN and RS applied to the precision agriculture. Through this project MeTeP@ will improve its research potential and human resources by networking with EU partners, which will lead to a long-term cooperation. MeTeP@ expects to broaden both its knowledge and technical basis regarding WSN and RS, and offer new employment possibilities for researchers in the future. As a final point, both the research community and the WBC agricultural system will benefit from the results of this cooperation.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-REGPOT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 511 647,90
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Crnojevic (Prof.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 593,60
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Romano Fantacci (Prof.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 159 069,60
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 27 659,50
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 8
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Branko Marinkovic (Prof.)
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 95 230
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Goran Dimic (Dr.)
PROVINCIAL SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER ECONOMY AND FORESTRY, VOJVODINA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 7 693,30
Address
Bul.mihajla Pupina 16
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borislav Brunet (Mr.)