Cloud Integration to Learning and Research
At Olds College in the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology, We have a few courses that teach students about Water, Soil and Plant from an agronomy standpoint. We use Cloud enable Remote Monitoring and Data Gathering to visualize trends in the Growth patterns, and Do advanced data analysis. We do that by using our cloud based platform called OCRAE.
OCRAE enables us to grow the plants ( Canola, Barley, Peas, and wheat) in small pots that contain soils from different zones. We then monitor the plant using Cameras, Soil sensors, Ambient Light sensors, Humidity and temperature sensors. We also capture an image of a plant growing every 15 minutes, and compile them into videos. After overlaying the video with the Sensor data trends for over 3 months, we are able to visualize some interesting trends in plant growth.