Main research questionHow can the ecosystem services of open space, such as food production and biodiversity, be successfully safeguarded? How can the attractiveness of a region - its natural heritage - be strengthened?
PROmoting Sustainable development and regional attractiveness through PERi-urban Areas
Main research questionIn this research by design, ILVO aims to support the elaboration of a strategy for the development of peri-urban areas. This strategy should address the numerous design challenges of these areas, of which climate adaptation is an important example.
Research and design for climate adaptation in peri-urban territories.
Based on the 'Farmers of the future' report, an exploratory study of agriculture in Europe that outlines 12 different farmer profiles in 2040, the LABO RUIMTE Boerenland [Lab space for farmer country] explores the spatial dimension of (future) agricultural developments in two case areas: the Leie river valley and the North Kempen.
A lab for agricultural space: 'LABO RUIMTE Boerenland' [Lab space for farmer country]
Save the date: Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture
ESA with the support of DLR and BLE - the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, is pleased to invite you to this event which will bring together private and public representatives of the space and agri-food sector.
Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector.
That is the key question in the AgriDataSpace project. Huge amounts of data from multiple sources in agri-food, as well as data generated in the context of policy implementations, have the potential to create additional services for farmers by assisting them in their decision-making processes and help to benchmark against their competitors.
Smart Farm and Agri-environmental Big Data Space (AgriDataSpace)
We combine state-of-the-art big data and data-space technologies (BDVA/IDSA/GAIA-X) with agricultural knowledge, new business models and agri-environment policies. We leverage existing platforms and edge computing. We introduce novel concepts, methods, tools, pilots and engagement campaigns to go beyond today’s state of the art.
Smart Farm and Agri-environmental Big Data Space (AgriDataValue)
News | 08/12/2022
Towards a true European data space and data-driven innovations in agri-food: ILVO participates in international project AgriDataSpace
ILVO, one of the 15 partners in this consortium, will map the current European data landscape and systematically analyze all experiences in consultation with stakeholders.
News | 22/12/2022
Handy new online GIS tool can measure social value of public space.
ILVO performs a range of analyses on animal and feed components, and the ILVO experimental farm has sections for research on small livestock, pigs and dairy cattle, including compartmentalization possibilities and extensive measuring equipment (e.g., to quantify methane or ammonia). A new experimental poultry house will be built in 2021.
News | 18/06/2020
In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time.