Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation commences strategic cooperation with the Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in the field of research work for precise agriculture and intelligent rural development. The launched project will be based, among others, on remote sensing technologies that will equip farmers with innovative solutions increasing competitiveness on the agricultural market.
The project “Implementation of the Smart Villages concept in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship” will be implemented in the years 2021 – 2023 by a nationwide consortium consisting of eight scientific partners. All works worth PLN 3.6 million are financed from the budget of the Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation received funding in the amount of PLN 460,000, under which the concept and functionality of a mobile application aggregating spatial and remote sensing data for farmers will be developed. The app will provide information on soil quality, environmental and crop parameters and the natural variability of a given area. In addition, key environmental parameters necessary for the granting of a new organic certificate for agricultural produce will be identified and selected.
This is the first pilot project in the field of modern remote sensing implemented by scientists from Łukasiewicz with the Marshal’s Office, aimed at supporting the community and rural development of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The project is a research and development project, and its implementation is to contribute to the development of the Smart Villages concept for the region and to strengthen cooperation between local government and scientific units.
The Smart Villages project at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation will be implemented by scientists from the Remote Sensing Department, who also specialize in other solutions for modern agriculture. The Institute runs i.a. research work with the use of modern remote sensing technologies in the process of sustainable production of healthy food (see: FITOEXPORT project).
The consortium consists of:
- Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography – Project Leader,
- Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw,
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW,
- Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute,
- Institute of Geodesy and Cartography,
- Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute
- Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation,
- Mazowiecki Science and Technology Park – Cooperative Park in Płońsk.
The Project Manager is Professor Katarzyna Sobolewska-Mikulska (Warsaw University of Technology).
Task No. 7 of the project is coordinated by Hubert Skoneczny, M.Sc. Eng. (Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation).
Consortium Leader: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography
Project Manager: Professor Katarzyna Sobolewska-Mikulska
Coordinator of the Project Task No 7 at Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation: Hubert Skoneczny, MSc. Eng.
Phone: (+ 48) 22 846 00 11 ext. 835
Project duration: 1.02.2021 – 30.06.2023
Funding institution: Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship
Consortium: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography – Project Leader, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Mazowiecki Science and Technology Park – Cooperative Park in Płońsk.
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