As part of the EcoProMIS project, several IoT data collection systems will be placed in the fields. These systems will collect real time data related to weather, greenhouse gas emissions (CH4 and CO2), soil humidity, etc.
On the left, EcoProMIS partners learning how to fly drones (on the right) to collect crop UAV images.
The combination of data coming from different sources as weather stations, EC flux towers, satellites (Sentinels 1 and 2), drones and IT devices, will facilitate to create an IT platform that will support growers to take informed decisions and provide also knowledge about the current state of their crop.
EcoProMIS partners installing the first Flux tower to track the gas emissions from the field.
EcoProMIS partners from the UK and Colombia met in Bogota to agree the tasks and timeline for the next milestones to be delivered before the end of August 2018 in order to be approved by the UKSA. Partners are: CIAT, Fedearroz, Cenipalma, Solidaridad from Colombia and Elastacloud, Agricompas, Rothamsted and Pixalytics from the UK.
EcoProMIS partners visit rice and palm fields in Colombia. On carefully selected fields comprehensive crop data will be collected.
From the 11th to 15th June, they worked intensively not only to agree dates and next steps, but also to visit the rice and palm fields in Los Llanos (Meta and Casanare) on 13th June. As part of EcoProMIS project, several IoT data collection systems will be placed in the fields and it is of the paramount importance to locate them in the right place to get the best and reliable data.
This visit was crucial to achieve the first goals of the project: Creation of a prototype of the IT infrastructure, definition of phenotype data sets and installation of the measurement systems.