Topic: Environmentally optimized irrigation (ENORASIS) with istSOS: project overview and next challanges
Presenter : Massimiliano Cannata
ENORASIS is an FP7-ENV Project which is developing a server based system that gathers data from satellite observations and remote sensing field equipment and exploits meteorological forecasting models to provide high spatial accuracy estimations for irrigation water needs, by taking into account information on specific crops and other factors affecting the irrigation process. These estimations are transformed in optimal irrigation rules (using also FAO56 model) that are communicated to ENORASIS system end users (farmers) via web or mobile.
Information about each land zone is managed by the Land Management Subsystem. In the fields, sensors and water valves are deployed. The sensors collect raw data about various parameters affecting irrigation management (soil moisture, air temperature and humidity, solar radiation, wind speed, rain gage) and send their measurements to the ENORASIS server, where are managed through a istSOS 2.1 service. The water valves which also send their status to the SOS service are controlled by the ENORASIS application server. Sites specific meteorological models, which run over satellite images, daily provide the next 72 hours forecasts.