at a glance...
Taking into consideration that agriculture is a high volume, huge business with low operational efficiency, CYBELE aspires at demonstrating how the convergence of HPC, Big Data, Cloud Computing (services) and the IoT can revolutionise farming, reduce scarcity and increase our nation’s food supply in a dramatic fashion, bringing enormous social, economic, and environmental benefits.
The vision of CYBELE is to generate innovation and create value in the domain of agri-food in general, and several of its verticals in the sub-domains of PA and PLF in specific, as demonstrated by the real-life industrial cases to be supported, empowering capacity building within the industrial (mainly) but also the research community associated with these domains.
Precision Agriculture (PA) and Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) come to assist in optimising agricultural and livestock production and minimising the wastes and costs. Sensors on fields and crops are starting to provide literally granular data points on soil conditions. Satellites can be at the service of precision agriculture. GPS units on tractors can help determine optimal usage of heavy equipment. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can patrol fields and alert farmers to crop ripeness or potential problems