About one third of food produced is lost or wasted every year, while the need for more and better-quality food increases. Inefficiencies in planting, harvesting, water use, reduced animal contributions, as well as uncertainty about weather, pests, consumer demand and other intangibles contribute to the loss. Global food waste and loss cost $940 billion a year, have a carbon footprint of 4.4 Gt CO2-equivalent (more than 8% of global greenhouse-gas emissions), and a blue-water footprint of about 250 km3 (3.6 times the annual consumption of the US).
CYBELE seeks to change that!
CYBELE’s aim is to generate innovation and create value in the domains of agri-food by implementing Precision Agriculture (PA) and Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) methods, and to empower capacity building within the industrial and research communities associated with these domains.
01 / INNOVATE
To accelerate the pace of digitisation and the innovation potential in the European agri-food sector by designing and proving their applicability
02 / INTEGRATE
To successfully integrate existing middleware, software components, tools and libraries that could contribute to the project’s aim
04 / BOOST INTEROPERABILITY
To facilitate and boost data interoperability and data sharing in the agri-food sector
05 / FACILITATE
To design and deliver a secure data analytics and visualisation platform to enable and facilitate decision-making
03 / DESIGN SOLUTIONS
To design and deliver a set of industrial, large-scale High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions to support the processing of very large datasets
In order to achieve its goal, CYBELE will capitalise on:
the computing capacity and efficiency potential delivered by HPC e-infrastructure and HPC-empowered services.
technological advancements in big data technologies and related services.
the potential of cloud services for delivering simple and secure service provisioning, thus providing a bouquet of domain specific and generic services on top of the CYBELE virtual, industrial experimentation environment.
CYBELE aspires to mitigate a number of barriers hindering the adoption of digital technologies in the agri-food sector, focusing on HPC, Big Data, Cloud Computing (services) and the IoT, thus accelerating the pace of digitation and clearly demonstrating the innovation potential and usefulness of the abovementioned technologies through concrete steps and measurable results.
CYBELE’s innovative farm management solutions will help address today’s farming reality and the challenges perceived by the majority of farmers.
01 / digital
CYBELE is expected to contribute to the core Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy pillars: Digitisation of industry, Cultivation of Digital skills, and Development of a European Open Science Cloud, High Performance Computing and a European Data Infrastructure. CYBELE aims at inducing the digital transformation of the agri-food domain in a tangible manner through advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures intrinsically linked to its integrated platform and large-scale pilot test-beds.
02 / market-oriented
The CYBELE scope lies within the core of strengthening innovation capacity by rolling out innovations in a digital agriculture (PA, PLF) context that meet the needs of European and Global markets, with regard to the HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services in agri-food.
03 / societal
CYBELE will raise awareness, cultivate skills, and promote knowledge of the possibilities and benefits of data-driven applications for agriculture while allowing for better understanding of the global trends and the human mentality in order to deliver more effective, personalised ICT services that are attuned to the actual stakeholders’ needs (esp. farmers’ needs).
04 / integrated
CYBELE will put major emphasis on contributing to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) semantic interoperability structure as a key enabler for interoperability in Big Data and High-Performance Computing environments.
05 / european
CYBELE contributes to the Europe 2020 Strategy setting out a vision for the 21st century of a Europe in which smart growth (developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation), sustainable growth (promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy) and inclusive growth (fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion) prevail.