To encourage more people to participate in an initiative of the European GNSS Agency, organisers have extended the deadline to register for the €13,000 Farming by Satellite Prize to 28 February 2014.
The initiative is a great opportunity for students or young farmers in Europe or Africa with the ideas for using satellite technology in agriculture to improve production and efficiency and reduce environmental impact. The prize is aimed at promoting the use of satellite navigation in agriculture and its benefits to end users.
Entries must include case studies of trials or new ideas and innovations, with a particular interest in those that rely on European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and the forthcoming Galileo system. Shortlisted entries will be invited to present their ideas in Prague (location of the European GNSS Agency), with the winners being announced during the International Space Solutions Conference in June.
All those who plan to participate must register their intent by 28 February 2014. Registration and details on entry requirements can be found at www.farmingbysatellite.eu.