VitiGEOSS final event

Precision vineyard management tools based on the integration of Earth Observations and in-field sensors

16 of February 2024

Climate change is posing important current and future challenges for viticulture and wine production. There is an urgent need for innovative tools to improve vineyard management and sustainability. The VitiGEOSS platform is a vineyard management solution aiming to help wine producers and viticulturists improve their operations and make better informed decisions.

In this event, VitiGEOSS project partners will provide an overview of the services integrated into the VitiGEOSS platform, offering information on climate predictions, crop phenology, irrigation, fertilisation, disease, and business and sustainability management, and present success stories of how the platform can be used by wine producers for better informed decision-making.

Target audience:

  • Technology providers
  • Viticulture and agriculture stakeholders
  • Earth Observation and climate services providers
  • Scientific community (in particular climate services, climate predictions, EO, satellite data)
  • Other European projects

About VitiGEOSS

 

The European VitiGEOSS project integrates and improves existing solutions coupling satellite imagery with in-field sensors to increase resolution and reliability of satellite information applied to all aspects of viticulture and specific wine-business operations. In the framework of the project innovative solutions are being developed to support agronomic management aimed at vine cultivation that integrate and improve existing solutions in the field of weather and climate forecasting, phenology, disease prediction and resource optimization.

Agenda

9.15 – 9.45 – OPENING PLENARY: Welcome, keynote and VitiGEOSS project overview

Chair: Laia Garriga, Technology Transfer Manager at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat
9.15 – Welcome and introduction to VitiGEOSS final conference

Montse Torres, Viticulture R&D Manager, Familia Torres

9.30 – VitiGEOSS project and results overview

Rosa M Araujo, European Programme Manager, Eurecat

9.45 – 10.15 – Keynote: Use and challenges of remote sensing data for vineyard management

Fran Garcia, Researcher at the Unit of Agricultural Mechanization (UMA), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

10.15 – 10.45 – COFFEE BREAK

 

10.45 – 12.05 – SESSION 1: Smart services for vineyard management

Chair: Josep Pijuan, Researcher at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat
10.45 – Co-development of operational climate forecast services for vineyards management

Núria Pérez-Zanón, Postdoctoral researcher at the Earth System Services group, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

10.55 – AI based vineyard monitoring and phenogy stage prediction

Tommaso Monopoli, AI applied researcher, LINKS Foundation
Federico Oldani, AI applied researcher, LINKS Foundation

11.10 – Mildew and Powdery mildew prediction and treatment recommendations

Alex Pujol, Researcher at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat

11.20 – Weekly crop status indicators

Jessica Snoek, Project Manager Agriculture, eLEAF

11.30 – Task scheduling applied to vineyard management and sustainability

Alex Pujol, Researcher at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat

11.40 – VitiGEOSS platform overview

Jessica Snoek, Project Manager Agriculture, eLEAF

11.55 – Q&A

Josep Pijuan, Researcher at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat

12.05 – 12.15 – BREAK

 

12.15 – 13.00 – SESSION 2: Applications on precision viticulture and vineyard management digitalisation across Europe

Chair: Eloi Montcada, Cluster Manager, INNOVI
12.15 – In-field calibration and validation of Intelligent Services

Boris Basile, Professor, University of Naples Federico II

12.30 – Success stories

Montse Torres, Viticulture R&D Manager, Familia Torres

Antonio Dente, Viticulture Manager, Mastroberardino

Fernando Alves, Head of R&D, Symington

13.00 – 13.30 – SESSION 3: Deploying VitiGEOSS platform

Chair: Laia Garriga, Technology Transfer Manager at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, Eurecat
13.00 – Deployment of VitiGEOSS platform

Marta Alves Carvalho, Director of Strategy Services, PwC Portugal

13.20 – Final remarks and closure

Laia Garriga, Technology Transfer Manager, Eurecat

13.30 – Networking lunch for on site attendees

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Familia Torres

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