Division of Food Production and Society

Animal Sense - A competence center for animal sensor technology

Photo: Svein Morten Eilertsen
Finished Last updated: 05.03.2018
End: may 2018
Start: sep 2015
Start - end date 01.09.2015 - 31.05.2018
Project manager Johannes Karlsson
Project manager at Nibio Grete H. M. Jørgensen
Division Division of Food Production and Society
Department Grassland and Livestock

By establishing a competence center in the area of farming technology and connecting researchers from both animal science, technical research, farmers, reindeer herders and companies from the ICT sector to this competence center the project can provide new tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the farming and reindeer herding sector within the Botnia-Atlantica region.

The competence center will work on three specific cases during the project period where strong collaboration can be built on. These cases are positioning and activity monitoring technology for cattle in loose houses, positioning and monitoring system for grazing animals, and reindeer warning system to reduce number of reindeer killed on road and railway.