ENORASIS: Environmental Optimization of Irrigation Management with the combined use and integration of high precision satellite data, advanced modelling, process control and business innovation


image003The overall aim of ENORASIS is to develop an intelligent, integrated Decision Support System (ENORASIS Service Platform and Components) for environmentally optimised and, thus, sustainable irrigation management by farmers and water management organisations. ENORASIS system will actually target to motivate irrigation farmers to optimize the use of water, whereas it will also provide to (irrigation) water management organizations intelligent tools and services to effectively forecast and manage irrigation water resources, cover irrigation demand and charge customers (farmers) on the basis of an intelligent system of motives and incentives that exploits irrigation demand side fluctuations.
To achieve so, ENORASIS will develop and integrate a bouquet of advanced technologies, methodologies and models in the fields of: (i) weather prediction systems that exploit satellite observations and advanced hydrology models; (ii) irrigation optimization techniques and (iii) smart card irrigation systems in order to arrive at a solution that will be easy to use for farmers and that will be flexible and robust enough for its use by irrigation water management organizations; and (iv) wireless sensor networks (functioning with solar energy) as key enabling technology for field measurements and monitoring conditions. The project work breakdown structure is as follows:

WP1 Technical Analysis and Requirements
WP2 Business modelling and Use Case Scenarios Definition
WP3 ENORASIS Platform Development
WP4 Sustainable Agriculture Components Development
WP5 System Integration and Testing
WP6 Pilot Implementation and Further Improvements
WP7 Dissemination, Exploitation and Policy-related Strategy and Activities
WP8 Project Management and Coordination

Such an intelligent irrigation management and charging system is expected to have a major impact towards the adoption of more sustainable irrigation water management practices in agriculture and thus, increased environmental protection and costs savings for all stakeholders involved in agricultural economy.
Finally, the ENORASIS project will be implemented over a period of 36 months by a multi-disciplinary and well-balanced consortium of 13 partners, including academic partners, research centres & institutes, SMEs as well as end-users (water management organisation).

BioSense Center leads the state-of-the-art analysis and contributes to the definition of the ENORASIS platform architecture as well as to the development of the use case scenarios and user requirements. In addition, BioSense contributes to the development of the ENORASIS core platform and its components, the development of the project wireless sensors network, as well as its integration to the ENORASIS platform and initial testing. BioSense is the overall responsible for the implementation of the pilot in Serbia and assist its assessment and validation. Finally, BioSense contributes to the dissemination of the project findings through its international scientific network.

Project Website: www.enorasis.eu