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Agriculture GUF Workshop

Programme of Agriculture GUF Workshop

  • International GUF workshop (Galileo User Forum – Czech initiative) dedicated to using satellite systems inagriculture
  • ½ day workshop, time for questions and discussion, coffee breaks + evening cocktail
  • Official conference language: English
  • Date: 15th of July 2009
  • Venue: Delegation of Prague to the EU in Brussels

13:00 Registration
Welcome speech
Dr. Pavel Škvára, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic

14:15 Session 1: Potential of Satellite Systems in Agriculture (moderator: Václav Kobera – Czech Ministry of Transport)
14:15  Gian Gherado Calini, Fiammetta Diani – European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA): „EGNOS becoming the preferred GNSS technology in European Agriculture
14:30 Gonzalo Martín-de-Mercado – European Space Agency (ESA): Navigation and Integrated Space-based Services for Precision Farming
14:45 Prof. Frantisek Vejražka Czech Technical University (CZ): „Galileo as a tool for precise farming: Experience with reception of GIOVE signals
15:00 Dr. Franz Jaskolla – Infoterra (DE): „Status and potentials of Earth observation and navigation space based services for agriculture
15:15 Discussion
15:30         Coffee break

15:45 Session 2: SatNav for transport of animals (moderator: Martin Pichl – Czech Ministry of Transport)
15:45 Dr. Bert Lambooij Wageningen University and Research Centre (NL): „Long distance transport: numbers, motives and welfare
16:00 Laura Perez Alvarez European Commision (EC): Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport: benefits of navigation systems
16:15 Dr. Simona Ninčáková – State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic (CZ): „Application of navigation systems in monitoring of transport of animals – experience of the Czech Republic with the implementation of EC requirements
16:30 Discussion
16:45 Coffee Break

17:00 Session 3: Using of GNSS for precise farming (moderator: Pavel Gnip – MJM Litovel)
17:00 Dr. Erik Borg – German Aerospace Center (DE): „DEMMIN – A Test Site for Demonstration, Validation, and Calibration of Value Added Products for the Agriculture“ (Borg, E.; Maass, H.; Zabel, E.)
17:15 Pavel Gnip – MJM Litovel (CZ): „Variable rate application of fertilizer in Czech farm
17:30 Pavel Milata Leading Farmers (CZ): „GPS Autoguidance as a Tool for Field Operations Automation
17:45 Discussion

18:00 Conclusion
Evening cocktail


Registration and downloads

Official invitation letter: download here (0,5 MB)

Registration form: download here(0,1 MB)

Official Program: download here (2,0 MB)


Contact /Location

The Prague House is located near EU institutions:
5 min walk from the main European Committee building (Berlaymont)
5 min walk from the building of the European Union Council  (Justus Lipsius)
15 min walk from the building of the European Parliament
15 min walk from the building of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee

Public transport connection:
Metro Schuman or Maelbeek (5 minutes)
Bus nos. 60, 63, 64, Palmerston stop or Ambiorix stop (1 minute)
Airport bus no. 12, Schuman stop (5 minutes)



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