“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple
The first DIONE Business webinar was an event organised on December 3rd – designed to gather various actors and representatives from Paying Agencies of all EU Member States and candidate Member States as well as other interested stakeholders. The event was divided into 4 sessions; all sessions had started with an opening welcome speech by Maja Budimir from InoSens, business consulting company. The introduction was followed by a session where Valantis Tsiakos from ICCS, Project Coordinator, provided an overview of the DIONE Project and its activities to all the webinar participants.
Next in the line was a presentation by Sinergise, specialised in the development of high-quality geographic information systems for complex applications and demanding customers. Namely, Nejc Vejcel from Sinergise presented machine learning techniques for improved agricultural monitoring that will be implemented in the DIONE Toolbox and how Copernicus DIAS will be practiced in the application.
Representing the important part of the DIONE Toolbox, geotagged photos app together with soil measurements, are presented by Konstantinos Karyotis from i-BEC. To establish a complete ecosystem of low-cost and easy to use smart tools for the farmers for the accumulation of the in-situ information is the ultimate goal of this work package and development. Further, as a part of future DIONE offering, the Green Accountability tool is developing by three DIONE partners: ICCS, Core Innovation and GILab. Based on such, Ioannis Livieris from Core Innovation held the following presentation: Implementing a Green Accountability toolbox to automatically assess farmers’ compliance as well as the environmental impacts of the green direct payments scheme. Within this session, he emphasized that such tool would encompass an environmental performance with interactive visualization dashboard which will dynamically provide insights to
• Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) policymakers,
• paying agencies,
• environmental organizations and
• the public
on a regional and national basis based on DIONE’s dataset frequent updates.
Finally, during the Q&A sessions, participants of the webinar had an opportunity to ask questions about project and services that are developing. This is one of the key aspects of the webinar since it provided all participants, especially representatives of EU (and wider – Candidate Countries as well) Paying Agencies, with an opportunity to get to know more about the DIONE Toolbox, its useful functionalities that are developing as well as to hear about new business deals.