We are proud of our involvement in the following international projects and partnerships! Below, a brief summary of projects in line with our 4 core themes:
Digging & Design
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Research & Education
Aerial Footage & Mapping
Precizien is our new project with a simple goal: precision farming 0.1. In the next 2 years, we will explore drone innovations alongside farmers from Limburg (NL) and our partners. Together, we will test drone applications to improve food production, biodiversity, and sustainable soil & water management.
More information on the project website (in Dutch).
Together with multiple partners in Suriname and the 'green' Universities of Applied sciences in The Netherlands we are developing a tool to integrate drone data in forest management in Suriname. Our activities include (co)developing the tool and integrating it in education by means of a living lab.
Biondi-Santi - one of the most historic producer of the premium Brunello di Montalcino wine - invited Cambisol for mapping their vineyards. Using drones and advanced modelling techniques, we provided them with detailed maps of erosion, runoff, and possible interventions for sustainable soil & water management.
Together, we also explored rainwater harvesting techniques to design a climate-proof vineyard.
We initiated a feasibility study towards testing and developing the Ecosystem Kickstarter: an innovative, low-tech, and accessible solution for restoring degraded landscapes by erosion prevention. After multiple tests, Ecosystem Kickstarter has become a separate entity and social enterprise under the supervision of the Foundation Ecokick.
Intensive UAV and field analysis and mapping of 15 ha of strongly degraded land. The resulting soil, texture, nutrient, slope and aspect maps have been translated into a detailed micro-intervention map to combat future erosion, forming a plan for regreening the area into a lush place.
Mapping Agro Ecological Zones (AEZ’s) in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad & Tobago, St.Kitts & Nevis, Barbados and Belize, while identifying climate change impacts on drought, salinization and flooding. The maps were validated with field observation, measuring soil properties and interviewing actors in the zones.
3D scan of the company workshop and its surroundings, resulting in a neat map showing the design of climate change adaptation measures, and the design and visualisation of a to-be-developed mini forest to improve biodiversity in the city.
The Peek app is the app that makes excursions fun and effective again, for both teachers and students. It is focussed on improving reading skills and facilitating active dialogue about landscapes and surroundings. It is the substitute of old-fashioned paper field work or excursion and has been implemented widely at different universities globally. Cambisol has been involved as Teun is the co-founder of the current seperated spin-off Peek.
A Peek demo can be freely obtained at the website.
5-year European Commission funded project called PHITO (Platform for Helping small and medium farmers to Incorporate digital Technology for equal Opportunities).
This project brings digital innovation to any farmer, by making smart use of geodata and downgrading this into actionable advice. Read more in our PHITO blog!
In this World Bank project in Chad we explore technologies for ecosystems, wildlife, water and land degradation monitoring. Together with a qualified team of experts and key actors in the Chadian wildlife sector we identify their wants and needs. We then organise training sessions for capacity building in using technological innovation, such as remote sensing.
This assignment is embedded in the larger PROGREEN program for the Sahel G5 countries, and specifically the ALBIA – Chad Local Development and Adaptation project.
See the one-pager for more background of the project.
Along the Gambian coast, the mining of sand and gravel has taken place on a large scale, causing an open landscape vulnerable towards wind and water erosion. We got involved in a landscape restoration initiative near Gunjur for baseline drone mapping, and for providing consultancy on restoration plans.
We kickstarted Map My Vineyard to assist vineyard owners in sustainable management of soil, water, and plants. This drone-based mapping service offers tailored and affordable insights in processes of soil conservation and vine health.
Facilitating multiple workshops and field visits on the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis and Antigua, defining the current issues related to food safety / sovereignty and climate change. This work was to set a base-line for a larger research project with these partners.
In EAFRD project Soilution System, we are involved as spatial data providers and consultants. This project aims at improving environmental and economic sustainability in the vineyard cultural landscapes of Soave (Italy). We provided detailed drone-based spatial quantifications, 3D visualisations, and scientific analysis, as can be seen in the animated video below.
Scientific outcomes are published in Catena.