Spin-offs from crop cultivation in the Antarctica experiment
The EU-EDEN-ISS project is about fresh vegetable production for the crew of future space missions. Antarctica was selected as the best possible "space simulator", and plenty of vegetables were produced during a 12-months mission there in 2018. The aim of the mission was to test and evaluate the technologies and monitoring systems that enabled safe and healthy production by an un-experienced grower in such a hostile environment.
Purpose of the workshop is to discuss potential spin-offs for advanced commercial [greenhouse and/or plant factory] vegetable production and the adaptations that may be necessary for such an application.
|13:15||Welcome with coffee|
|13:30||Introduction to the workshop|
|The EDEN-ISS project||Daniel Schubert, Project coordinator, German Aerospace Center|
|Challenges and rewards of the mission||Paul Zabel "the Antarctica Grower", German Aerospace Center|
|The lighting system: challenges and choices||Grazyna Bochenek, Heliospectra|
|The remote monitoring system||Frank Kempkes, Wageningen University & Research, Greenhouse Horticulture|
|Commercial greenhouse production in the near future: what is needed||Ted Duijvestijn, Duijvestijn tomaten (Dutch grower)|
|Enabling technologies for the success of vertical farms||Martin Veenstra, Certhon (indoor farm producer)|
|Artificial Intelligence: the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge||Silke Hemming, Wageningen University & Research, Greenhouse Horticulture|
|"Vision" in the greenhouses of tomorrow||Erik Pekkeriet, Wageningen University & Research, group Vision and Robotics|
|Discussion: what has a real potential in commercial vegetable production? What is needed to realise that potential?|
|16:45||Cocktail and networking|
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