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Innovations and Capacity building in Agricultural Environmental and Rural Uav Services

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 458 276
EU Contribution
€5 458 276
Project website
Project Acronym
ICAERUS
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Transport mode
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Transport policies
Other specified

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

There is a great variety of sectors that can benefit from drone applications today. The EU-funded ICAERUS project will explore the multi-purpose application potential of drones in agricultural production, forestry and rural communities through five specific drone applications. The selected drone applications represent the most important sectoral and societal uses of drones in Europe and cover multiple applications that are interconnected within Europe's complex rural landscape. The project will identify the associated risks and added values and provide a more complete and interconnected account of the potential and impact of drones as multi-purpose vehicles. ICAERUS will further develop existing software technology, platform components and knowledge about drones either as positioning systems for visual observation and recording or as instruments for spraying and delivering goods.

Objectives

ICAERUS proposes an “application-oriented” approach, through the selection of five (5) specific drone applications, to explore the multi-purpose application potential of drones in agricultural production, forestry and rural communities. The selected drone applications represent the most important sectoral and societal drone usage purposes in Europe and cover multiple applications that are interconnected within the complex rural European landscape.
The ICAERUS vision is to explore opportunities and provide a more complete and interconnected account of the potential and impact of drones as multi-purpose vehicles in EU agriculture, forestry and rural areas. The aim is to showcase and support, through application, the effective, efficient and safe deployment of drones as well as, identify the risks and added values associated with their use.

Methodology

“Taking off” from the current state-of-the-art in the drone ecosystem, ICAERUS will “rise up” by advancing existing software technology, platform components and knowledge in regard to drones, to exploit the potential of drones and strengthen capacities to reduce their risks, achieve better informed decision-making, enhance sustainability performance and competitiveness in agriculture, forestry and rural areas. This will be showcased in two directions: fundamental applications representing an “eye-in-the-sky”, using the drone as a positioning system for optical observation and recording, and a “hand-in-the-sky” applications, for spraying and goods delivery. 
ICAERUS plans to scale-up through research, technology optimisation, demonstration and education about drones to create an efficient, trusted and safe enabling environment for the EU drone services market to achieve the EU’s decarbonisation, digitalisation and resilience ambitions. ICAERUS consists of a balanced, multi-actor, cross sectoral and well-experienced consortium, including research organisations, SME technology providers, associations and non-profit organisations.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.6 - Food, Bioeconomy Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
HORIZON.2.6.3 - Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Areas
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-21 Potential of drones as multi-purpose vehicle – risks and added values

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Address
IERA ODOS 75, 11855 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€745 875
Partner Organisations
Organisation
ECOLOGICAL INTERACTION OU
Address
HARJU MAAKOND LASNAMAE LINNAOSA, SEPAPAJA TN 6, 15551 Tallinn, Estonia
EU Contribution
€118 250
Organisation
NOOSWARE BV
Address
HIGH TECH CAMPUS 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€447 625
Organisation
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
Address
RUE DE BERCY 149, 75012 Paris, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€442 188
Organisation
NOUMENA DESIGN RESEARCH EDUCATION SL
Address
CALLE PERE IV 29 PLANTA 4 PTA 1, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
EU Contribution
€321 813
Organisation
UAB ART21
Address
DRAUGYSTES STR. 20-3, 89167 Mazeikiai, Lithuania
EU Contribution
€327 625
Organisation
FOODSCALE HUB GREECE ASSOCIATION FOR ENTREPREUNERSHIP AND INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Address
LEONTOS SOFOU 20, 570 01 THERMI THESSALONIKI, Greece
EU Contribution
€1 694 625
Organisation
Wageningen University
Address
DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4, 6708 PB WAGENINGEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€521 214
Organisation
AG FUTURA TECHNOLOGII DOOEL SKOPJE
Address
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT 6/2-33, SKOPJE-CENTAR, North Macedonia
EU Contribution
€139 438
Organisation
ELLINIKOS SYNDESMOS FYTOPROSTASIAS
Address
PATISION 53, 10433 ATHENS, Greece
EU Contribution
€114 000
Organisation
GEOSENSE IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
Address
TERMA PROEKTASIS MAIANDROU STR, 570 13 THESSALONIKI, Greece
EU Contribution
€471 750
Organisation
AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Address
MOKSLININKU G. 2A, LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania
EU Contribution
€113 875

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sensor technologies
Technology
UAV with integrated laser scanning system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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