Prototype 2018 Hub on show at BP2017 Harrogate

News & Announcements

Harwell we have a problem

The Economist 1st September 2018

Grounddata received a mention in an article in The Economist covering the use of space technolgy in agriculture.  Apart from using their positioning technolgy, Groundadata will be providing ‘ground truth’ data to Earth Observation satellites, and we hope soon to be introducing techniques to greatly increase the accuracy of data received from Copernicus and other satellites. This is also another example of the support we receive from the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Programme.

Cereals

Duxford 13th & 14th June 2018

Visiting Cereals was excellent for Grounddata.  We renewed existing contacts and met a lot of new people interested in what we are doing to deliver orderly environmental data from both above and below ground via our cloud platform. As a new Agritech venture we subscribe to Farmers Weekly; visitors to our office often remark on the heavy agricultural equipment shown on the front cover each week.  Our business is mainly based around rather small but very effective sensors, the only thing big about them is that they will contribute to Big Data. In the meantime for those who enjoy big hardware, we saw a REALLY BIG TRACTOR at the show. The size was truly impressive, with up to 670 horsepower, an in cab refrigerator and optional leather seats. Just like our sensors it comes in a variety of configurations according to need, but the list price of the John Deere 9620RX is over $500,000!

BP2017 – new hub and wireless sensors on show

Harrogate 22nd & 23rd November We put our new protoype on show on the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Stand at BP2017 in Harrogate.  This event is held once every two years and the “whole of the Potato Industry comes together”. Our new Hub complete with camera communicates wirelessly both with our cloud-based data warehouse and an array of soil and other sensors such as rain gauges.  The feedback was very positive from growers, agronomists and irrigation specialists.  We look forward to supplying the system later in 2018.

Agri-EPI Centre, Harper Adams University – Internet of Agri-things

28 th  November 2017 We pitched our concept to the most daunting audience yet: a mixture of technology specialists and agricultural academics.  As Simon Breese opened ‘this is dangerous … very dangerous’.  Nonetheless we received a positive reception and had plenty of conversations which will lead to useful partnerships and alliances.

Satellite Catapult, Harwell

8th November 2017 We explored the potential for using our hubs and sensors for ground truthing.  We also met people who can work with us to deliver cost-effective satellite imagery as our systems mature.

Sensor City Liverpool – Sensors and Space

14 th  September 2017 We presented the results of our findings from an exercise in a trials field of a well known potato producer during May-September 2017.  We identified a number of improvements to the design including the need for more accurate ambient light sensors which will be included in the Mk2 hub.
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News & Announcements

Harwell we have a problem

The Economist 1st September 2018

Grounddata received a mention in an article in The Economist covering the use of space technolgy in agriculture.  Apart from using their positioning technolgy, Groundadata will be providing ‘ground truth’ data to Earth Observation satellites, and we hope soon to be introducing techniques to greatly increase the accuracy of data received from Copernicus and other satellites. This is also another example of the support we receive from the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Programme.

Cereals

Duxford 13th & 14th June 2018

Visiting Cereals was excellent for Grounddata.  We renewed existing contacts and met a lot of new people interested in what we are doing to deliver orderly environmental data from both above and below ground via our cloud platform. As a new Agritech venture we subscribe to Farmers Weekly; visitors to our office often remark on the heavy agricultural equipment shown on the front cover each week.  Our business is mainly based around rather small but very effective sensors, the only thing big about them is that they will contribute to Big Data. In the meantime for those who enjoy big hardware, we saw a REALLY BIG TRACTOR at the show. The size was truly impressive, with up to 670 horsepower, an in cab refrigerator and optional leather seats. Just like our sensors it comes in a variety of configurations according to need, but the list price of the John Deere 9620RX is over $500,000!

BP2017 – new hub and wireless sensors on show

Harrogate 22nd & 23rd November We put our new protoype on show on the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Stand at BP2017 in Harrogate.  This event is held once every two years and the “whole of the Potato Industry comes together”. Our new Hub complete with camera communicates wirelessly both with our cloud-based data warehouse and an array of soil and other sensors such as rain gauges.  The feedback was very positive from growers, agronomists and irrigation specialists.  We look forward to supplying the system later in 2018.

Agri-EPI Centre, Harper Adams University – Internet of

Agri-things

28 th  November 2017 We pitched our concept to the most daunting audience yet: a mixture of technology specialists and agricultural academics.  As Simon Breese opened ‘this is dangerous … very dangerous’.  Nonetheless we received a positive reception and had plenty of conversations which will lead to useful partnerships and alliances.

Satellite Catapult, Harwell

8th November 2017 We explored the potential for using our hubs and sensors for ground truthing.  We also met people who can work with us to deliver cost- effective satellite imagery as our systems mature.

Sensor City Liverpool – Sensors and Space

14 th  September 2017 We presented the results of our findings from an exercise in a trials field of a well known potato producer during May-September 2017.  We identified a number of improvements to the design including the need for more accurate ambient light sensors which will be included in the Mk2 hub.