AgriSat is an SME based in Albacete (Spain) and operating globally. It was founded in May 2014 as a spin-off of a series of EU and national projects. These projects have all been dedicated to the development and demonstration of the operational use of Earth observation (EO) and webGIS for water management and farm advisory.
AgriSat’s founding partners are an interdisciplinary group of scientists of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, ICT developers, agronomists, farm consultants, and farmers. As such, it draws on 20 years of experience in leading-edge technology, rigorously tested and applied as decision support tools in operational irrigation and farm management in a wide range of environments. Some of its founding partners have been among the world-wide pioneers of the technology as well as of its integration in a holistic perspective and innovative participatory development and validation approaches.
The mission of AgriSat is to make this knowledge and the corresponding easy-to-use tools widely available to the water and agriculture sectors and thus, to help farmers save water, energy, and inputs while maintaining or increasing yields and ultimately increase farm profitability in an overall context of sustainable agriculture. Thanks to a technology transfer and collaboration agreement with the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Remote Sensing and GIS Unit), AgriSat has access to continuous innovation in leading-edge technology and research capacities. Moreover, it has the advantage of presence on the ground in many countries by means of a network of experienced local collaborators.
Leveraging its strong international network of collaborators on the ground and its experience in testing and applying innovative solutions, AgriSat will lead WP7 (Policies and impact) and the pilot activities in Spain. In this context, AgriSat will also be in charge of collaborating with stakeholders to identify and analyse their requirements for sustainable farming. Finally, AgriSat will be actively involved in the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.