Special Interest Group – Sensing for Economic & Production Gains in Agriculture
10th April 2019
10:15 – 13:10
Operating with the current digital landscape requires attention to all aspects of digital intervention and support in order to remain competitive and realise sensible margins. That digital landscape is the source of exponentially rising quantities of data, requiring appropriate digital technologies and engineering solutions to exploit them effectively and ensure meaningful production and economic gains.
This event, on ‘sensing’, is the first in a series of Digital Precision for Agriculture SIG ‘springboard’ events and activities dealing with the different aspects of digital precision intervention in agricultural and associated disciplines and the financial incentives that may be seen for adopting them. While the theme is ‘Sensors’, and increasingly ‘digital sensors’, the event will seek to place them into context with other digital technologies and issues, and to provide pointers to follow-through SIG activities.
All attendees are welcome to attend the Steering Group Meeting which will take place after the event.
The event is open to anyone who has an interest, commercial, research or otherwise in the advancement of agriculture and associated disciplines and their roles in meeting the significant challenges presented by primary food production, food security demands and implications concerning the environment. A diverse set of audience interests and representation will add to potential that the SIG has to offer, so farmers, suppliers, product developers, food providers, policy makers, researchers, ….and politicians are included in the myriad of stakeholders, of all ages, that would be welcome. As a ‘springboard’ event, the intention is to stimulate on-going interest and activities, in what the topics have to offer. The event outcomes and the members of the SIG will essentially decide what comes next.
10:15 – 10:45 Arrival, Registration Tea and Coffee
10:45 – 11:00 Start of the event and Welcome by Prof Anthony Furness
11:00 – 11:30 Presentation by Anthony Furness (Visiting Professor, Harper Adams University) “Process Evaluation for Sensing and Profit”
11:30 – 12.00 Presentation by Steve Keyworth (Environment Systems) “Data from Earth Observation Centres”
12:00 – 12.15 Presentation by Colm Watling (Catapult) “Introducing the Compound semiconductor applications catapult: A new centre of Excellence for Photonics and Sensors”
12:15 – 12:30 Funding Opportunities – Dr Richard Green (NCPF)
12:30 – 12:40 AOB and Close the Event – Dr Richard Green (NCPF)
12:40 Lunch and Networking
13:10 Steering Meeting Starts