The AIRS project, led by TeroMovigo in collaboration with UBI (University of Beira Interior) and Food4Sustainability, aims to develop a cutting-edge AI and remote sensing-based solution for precise monitoring of grapevine health in Portuguese vineyards. By combining high-resolution images from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with freely available data from the Sentinel-2 satellite, the project will create super-resolved imagery to closely track key crop metrics and assess the condition of grape leaves.
State-of-the-art AI techniques, such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), will be employed to enable the automatic extraction of phytosanitary metrics, providing valuable insights into the plants' water needs. This information will be used to optimize irrigation practices, enhance the resilience of the crops to climate change, and promote sustainable agricultural practices.
The project is set to be implemented in the vineyards of Adega Cooperativa de Pinhel and will run for a period of three years, starting in September 2022. The results and insights generated by the project will be made accessible to Portuguese winegrowers through a dedicated web portal, ensuring that the benefits of the project extend throughout the agricultural community.