GeoImaging participated at the REACT FP7 Conference that took place in Serbia, Belgrade the 16th and 17th of May, a conference that confirmed the increased interest of the European and international research community on the need to shape future direction of research in climate friendly transport. The 2 days conference that was hosted at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce with the support of the University of Belgrade was welcomed by the Serbian national and local authorities and media, members of the European parliament and important academic and industry stakeholders.
More information on the REACT Conference in Belgrade can be obtained here
GeoImaging participated succesfully at the negotiations of the FP7 SMEs DE-MONTES project (Deformation Monitoring by High Resolution Terrestrial Long Range Sensing) DE-MONTES project provides an efficient, highly automated, high-resolution, terrestrial, long range sensing measurement andanalysis system which is able to monitor geo-risk objects and areas by means of non-signalized natural target points – which is a key to such systems due to the lack of accessibility and the required distance-to-the-object.
It combines image assisted total stations (IATS), terrestrial laser scanning and digital photogrammetry together with related data processing chains and long-term monitoring strategies into a modular prototype monitoring system DE-MONTES is the first system to cover long range applications. Three SMEs providing services in the area of survey, and one SME providing Hardware and mechatronics solutions in the highly related computer vision domain have focused the target to establish the DE-MONTES solution. With the help of three research Partners, the DE-MONTES Project will build and test a productive prototype system for short-term exploitation by the SMEs involved in the Project, such that after project termination they can immediately identify and quantify its potential for enhancing their service portfolio, and gaining new business fields by exporting the system and its components to related application areas such as tunneling and construction, documentation & monitoring of cultural heritage objects, industrial inspection, or geo-monitoring. The project integrates methods and techniques from standard surveying, computer vision, photogrammetry, mechatronics, software engineering, and geosciences, well covered by the R&D partners. The main step beyond currently available techniques lies in the introduction of a novel modular suite of terrestrial visual survey sensors, namely Image Assisted Total Stations (IATS, used to perform long-range high-resolution measurements on single points) in combination with Terrestrial long-range Laser Scanners (TLS, used to survey large areas).
- Project number: 285839
- Project title: DE-MONTES—Deformation Monitoring by High Resolution Terrestrial Long Range
- Call (part) identifier: FP7-SME-2011
- Funding scheme: Research for the benefit of specific groups
GeoImagingLtd, entered the negotiation process for the laucnh of the FP7-SME-2011 project Nutri-Stat that were held in Brussels on April 27, 2011.
Nutri-Stat addresses the need of SMEPs with a cost-effective and real-time soil nutrient sensing system using ISEs integrated in an LTCC based micro Total Analysis System. The technological device will be composed of a complex soil probe combined with a data-logger for the measurement and recording of the concentration of the macronutrients Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) present in the soil. Nutri- Stat will also read electrical conductivity and pH levels in soil.
REACT project organized a workshop in Milan, February the 8th , 2011 at the Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
The workshop's main thematic areas on which invited experts were asked to contribute and elaborate on different issues were:
- the articulation of a long term vision and a Strategic Future Research Agenda on climate-friendly transport that will contribute to the development of a European strategy on the issue as well as
- the definition of a set of indicators to illustrate the climate impact of transport technologies and mobility approaches. This set of indicators will be a calculation tool to identify the carbon reduction potential of measures in the transport sector.
The Kick-Off meeting of FP7-SME Champi-ON project (Fully automatic system for picking and handling mushrooms for the fresh market) took place in Malta, in Chadwick Mushroom Farm on February 2, 2011. GeoImaging is participating in Champi-ON project.
Objectives of Champi-ON
The overall goal of this project is to develop a new fully-automatic system for picking mushrooms for the fresh market sector. The system will be comprised of three sub-systems:
- Automatic Picker: This picker will roll over the shelves, detecting the ready-to-picK mushrooms by image analysis and picking them with a robotic arm/s. The stem will be cut, if desired, by the client.
- External trolley: Once picked, mushrooms will be unloaded onto an external trolley that will accompany the picker throughout the shelves. The mushrooms will be placed into boxes and, when full, the trolley will automatically bring the boxes to the storeroom where mushrooms are conserved within the proper temperature conditions.
- Lift: The picker will automatically move from one shelf to another.
The first meeting of OBSERVE consortium took place in Thessaloniki, December 13-14 and was hosted by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the Kick-off meeting, the OBSERVE partners had the opportunity to evaluate the project’s time plan and set specific targets for a successful implementation of all project objectives. Mr. Kostas Smagas of Geoimaging as Work Package 5 Leader, presented a holistic strategy regarding the implementation of WP5 elements and especially of the Cooperative Information Platform (CIP) and project website. The kick-off meeting in Thessaloniki signaled the start of OBSERVE project and confirmed the excellent collaboration relationships among its partners.