MHG Systems -Using Big Data for sustainable agriculture, forestry and fishery

As part of an international consortium, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new solutions for the responsible and sustainable use of the resources of agriculture, forestry and fishery. The main goal is to use Big Data particularly in the raw material production for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials. In forestry, MHG Systems leads pilots that develop services enabled by forest data.

Senop‘s hyperspectral camera attached to a drone, ready for vegetation and forest monitoring flight in DataBio – forestry pilot in Mikkelin. Image: MHG Systems.

The Data-Driven Bioeconomy project (DataBio), co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, deals with massive flows of information collected through sensors placed in the soil and air as well as from aerial and satellite imagery. The aim is to improve the decision-making of farmers, foresters and fishermen.

The 26 agriculture, forestry and fishery pilots of the project are developing common software tools for analysing and refining information flows. The pilot results and new solutions are also expected to create new business opportunities and increase the use of Big Data technologies in the primary production for the bioeconomy industry.

DataBio’s website:

Further information:

Caj Södergård, Research Professor
Tel. +35850 553 9356

MHG Systems Ltd
Seppo Huurinainen, CEO
Tel. +358 44 581 4950