PROJECT GOALS:The aim of the project is to demonstrate a total irrigation management system which is intelligent, flexible, easy-to-use but accurate irrigation scheduling system at an affordable cost that takes advantage of recent technological advances in wireless networking, environmental sensors and improvements in crop modelling.
To provide WaterBee as a reliable full-service solution for Irrigation Management, that enables Farmers, Growers and Landscape Managers to gain greater control over their irrigation needs resulting in higher quality plants, greater yields and lower operating costs. In particular Waterbee enables Growers make better real-time crop irrigation decisions and realize more profit per hectare, through the efficient use of water and other farm inputs using reliable, real-time information on current field conditions, and software tools on easy-to-use Smartphone and Web Apps that support informed decision making.
The scale-up and hardening of all major components of the WaterBee system, including its architecture, database, communications, sensor nodes, management website and soil-moisture model software is complete, and the operational WaterBee system is now running. The system was successfully installed and is operational in one of the demonstration sites to facilitate early field testing and evaluation prior to deployment across all 6 demonstration sites.
Further demonstration sites will be rolled out in Estonia, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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- Waterbee Da D2.5 Scaled Up System Operational V1.0 Feb121 (1 MB)
- Waterbee Da D5.3 Part 1 Interim Dissemination Event Nov121 (2 MB)
- Waterbee Da D5.3 Part 2 Interim Dissemination Event Nov121 (2 MB)
- Waterbee Da D5.4 Part 1 Final Dissemination Workshop Mar131 (3 MB)
- Waterbee Da D5.4 Part 2 Final Dissemination Workshop Mar13 (2 MB)
This innovation is the result of the project
Title: WaterBee Smart Irrigation Systems Demonstration Action
Organisations and people involved in this eco-innovation.
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THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD
Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Dr. O'FLAHERTY John
Phone: +353-61 334699
CHADWICK MUSHROOM FARM LTD
Contact person: Mr. GAUCI Saviour
Role in project: Implementation
Contact person: ELLIS Martin
INNOVACIO I RECERCA INDUSTRIAL I SOSTENIBLE SL
Contact person: Mr. DIGBY Colm
INTERCROP IBERICA SL
Contact person: Mr. GOLNABI Jafar
LAQUA TREATMENT AB
Contact person: Mr. ROSENQUIST Dahn
MC BURNEY SCIENTIFIC LTD
Contact person: Dr. MCBURNEY Terence
Contact person: Dr. BOMBARDA Cristina
SEEDRI PUUKOOL OU
Contact person: Ms. LAANSOO Grete
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Contact person: Dr. PANAYIOTOU Christos