ESPA 2014-2020
Grant agreement no. Τ1ΕΔΚ-00459
Integration of GNSS capabilities into field telemetry stations to offer high-quality navigation and precision farming services.

In General

The SymbIoT project aims to provide precision farming services, accessible to the average Greek farmer that are characterized by the very high precision in positioning agricultural machinery, vehicles and measuring instruments, a positioning precision that can even reach a level less than 10-centimeters. It will introduce advanced positioning capabilities, enabling the development of new applications in the field of precision farming that support, among others, spatial mapping, route planning and automatic navigation of unmanned vehicles in the field. It will also contribute to the improvement of the productivity and the decrease of the environmental impact.

More Information

Through SymbIoT project many of the major challenges in precision agriculture will be solved. It is based on a combination of complementary technologies and systems comprising of advanced GNSS positioning systems, the Internet of Things – IoT, communication protocols, unmanned vehicles, earth observation systems which will be integrated into a unified platform. More specifically there will be an augmentation of a network of telemetry agro-climate stations, called GAIAtrons, which can also function as GNSS base stations, supporting real-time communication with rovers. These stations will be combined with precision farming services that will solve key challenges in the field offering spatial mapping, auto-navigation and route planning capabilities. In order to achieve accuracy, SymbIoT will develop an affordable and easy to use precision farming service for precision positioning of agricultural machinery with accuracy level to be less than 10 cm. To combine all these services and systems SymbIoT will be based on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, a combination of complementary technologies and systems comprising of advanced GNSS positioning systems, IoT communication protocols, unmanned vehicles, earth observation systems, unified into a market ready platform.

AGENSO Contribution

AGENSO is WP3 leader (“Field Application Development”). Main aim of the WP is the Implementation of Android applications that will act as a guidance system for unmanned vehicles and agricultural machinery. This system allows them to travel safely, efficiently and autonomously to perform complex tasks on different crops.

SymbIoT Basics

Spatial mapping
understanding of topology and conserve inputs & costs
Route planning
20%-50% decrease in fuel consumption and 10-30% decrease in CO₂ emissions
high accuracy and less soil damage through GNSS data
Precision agriculture services
offering an integrated service for precision farming

Project Funding

  • Starting date : 08/05/2018
  • Duration : 24 Months
  • Status : Running
  • AGENSO participation type: Direct Beneficiary
Estimated Cost: €405,450.00 100%
National Contribution: €309,162.50 76%
AGENSO grant amount: €81,200.00 20%
  • Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE - INNOVATE (project code: Τ1ΕΔΚ-00459)
Precision Agriculture Services
Innovative Agro-Climate Station
% decrease in water consumption
% increase in farm productivity

AGENSO Main Tasks

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