opportunities for market players in Agricultural Informatics
Dr. Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp, HUNAGI
In agriculture the innovative solutions using advanced information
technology tools including remote sensing, GI and spatial data management
became inevitable to achieve higher competitiveness on the European (including
domestic) market.Recently a proposal of
the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information to launch a
Copernicus Market Pull Pack has been accepted by the European Space Agency. The Hungarian GI Association HUNAGI (member of EUROGI) won the opportunity
to arrange and host the Copernicus 1st Country Survey and Workshop.
(former Global Monitoring for Environment and Security - GMES) is a joint
programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission. It is
the European contribution to GEOSS, the Global Earth Observation system of
systems, a harmonized worldwide activity in the GEO framework.
There is a
trend to strengthen the industry involvement in Earth Observation from global (GEO)
to local (Copernicus MPP). To motivate and mobilize the SMEs in the field of
Agricultural Informatics, information will be given on the Copernicus and
Sentinel part of the European Operational Earth Observation Program where to
get a clear picture on the fitness for purpose of Sentinel data and related
services utilization will be the major aim of the Country Survey – an
ESA/EUROGI questionnaire to be completed first in Hungary among the member
Main target group of the survey will be the SMEs (GI service providers and Earth monitoring value
adders) but due to the
importance of the potentials of the industry-academia collaboration in this
field, university workshops and relevant information service providers are also
invited to the survey.
survey by ESA/EUROGI and HUNAGI will be presented at a dedicated workshop hosted
by the Ministry of Rural Development on 12th December 2013 where
all the SMEs, service providers using or apply in Earth
Observation/Geographic Information are welcomed to attend and contribute.
Finally, announcement will be made for the Europa
Challenge 2014 of NASA World Wind, a universal, high-end open source apps
development platform applicable for EO/spatial information management, analysis
and visualization. This Call for Opportunity will focus on university student
teams and young professionals working for SMEs.