SMART-HYDRO “intelligent system to optimise the use of water in agriculture” proposes a new research approach based on information technologies and sensors. Smart-Hydro is a real-time, decision making support system that enables the water needs of each crop to be determined and optimises water resource use and management.
Historically, monitoring of crop status and needs has been based on traditional techniques associated with direct observation of crops, the land and experience. In the same way that the digital revolution has transformed our everyday lives and the way we interact with our environment, the arrival of new information and communication technologies (ICT) to sectors like agriculture represents a breakthrough in terms of productivity and a reduction in environmental impact. The introduction of ICT into the equation opens up a wide range of possibilities in agriculture and forms the basis for raising awareness of environmental issues and the importance of reasonable use of water.
SMART-HYDRO is an experimental project in which know-how and techniques from different areas are combined from a scientific and technological perspective.