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4th European Turfgrass Society Conference

4th European Turfgrass Society Conference

The 4th European Turfgrass Society Conference took place in Osnabrueck (Germany) on 6-9 July 2014. This conference was a very important objective for the dissemination of the SodSat project, as ETS is one of the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of professionals who study, manage, support and purchase within the turfgrass industry in Europe. In fact, the ETS conference brings together researchers, technical experts, consultants, high level turfgrass managers, top level industry delegates and government officials. The focus of this...

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Seminar – University of Pisa

Seminar – University of Pisa

RTD partner TURFE was invited by the University of Pisa in a seminar dedicated to Spin-off companies. During this seminar Dr Claudia de Bertoldi took the opportunity to share information on the SodSat project by giving a presentation, explaining the objectives of the project and the benefits that it will offer to turfgrass producers. The event took place on the 3rd June...

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M3 meeting

M3 meeting

The consortium met for the M3 technical meeting on the 30th of April 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in St. Julians’s in Malta. The meeting was organised by the project coordinators, ATEKNEA, and several issues such as exploitation and IPR were discussed, and the technical and functional specifications of the system were...

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Seminar at “Parcs et Sports”

Seminar at “Parcs et Sports”

An advancement seminar was held at Parcs et Sports in Lyon (France) on the 10-11 March 2014. The seminar was attended by “Parcs et Sports” personnel (gardeners, sod farm operators and stadium pitch managers). “Parcs et Sports” is a landscaping company in France and are currently studying for solutions for the watering of green spaces. Approximately 20 attendants participated in these seminars, and Dr Filippo Lulli from TURFE RTD partner gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on the SodSat project to the attendees.

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Seminar at Turin Olympic Stadium

Seminar at Turin Olympic Stadium

A Seminar at Turin Olympic Stadium took place between the 16-17 February 2014. This was a seminar on turfgrass management organized by SME partner BOTTOS. RTD partner TURFE was invited to give a brief presentation on the SodSat project. In this seminar there were around 50 participants from turfgrass maintenance companies, sod farmers and gardeners. This dissemination activity served as an opportunity for BOTTOS and TURFE to present the SodSat project and further discuss the SodSat characteristics and benefits with potential customers. Contact...

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Kick-off meeting

Kick-off meeting

The project partners met in the city of Pisa, Italy, on the 12th of February 2014 for the kick-off meeting of the SodSat project. This project received a €1.27 Million Grant from the EC’s Seveth Framework Programme (FP7) to develop a web based expert system, multi spectral satellite imaging analysis and on-site sensing and portable devices software to aid decision making in sod farms, in order to decrease chemical and agronomical inputs, while maintaining or increasing turf grass quality. The system will provide expert agronomical...

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