Wireless sensors deployed along the River Lee in Cork
Wireless sensors deployed along the River Lee in Cork

(Sustainable Agriculture, Food and the Environment)

The future growth of Ireland’s agri-food and marine industry, our largest indigenous industry, is based on a strategy of ensuring the highest possible returns are secured for the high-quality food produced through traceable, sustainable and information-driven production practices.

Meanwhile, the Internet of Things (IoT), through new, smart, connected products and systems with embedded IoT sensors, are creating new manufacturing efficiencies, products and services that redefine the customer value proposition.

The interface between ICT and agri-food represents an ideal opportunity for Ireland to achieve the ambitious goals set forth under the innovation agenda in Ireland’s Harvest 2020 strategy.

During the Tyndall Technology Days in November 2014, Tyndall formally launched a strategic programme in the area of ICT for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and the Environment (SAFE). It brings together 10 research teams across the institute who have been working in this space for more than a decade.

Key areas of research include:

  • Microsystem technology for food and beverage.
  • Nano-chemical sensors for in-the-field animal health diagnostics.
  • Chemical instrumentation for water quality monitoring in harbours.
  • Environmental sensors.
  • Photonic sensors for water quality monitoring in fishery and fish production


Dr. Eric Moore

Environmental Programme Coordinator, Life Science Interface Group, Tyndall National Institute

Tel: +353 21 4904451


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