Exploring each pixel of Italy's land cover
At AlmavivA we have supported the large-scale digitization of the Italian agricultural sector and deliver ongoing support to the modernization effort under way in this field, by providing cutting-edge System Integration skills and offering innovative technological solutions.
A key element of AlmavivA’s offering for Agriculture are our monitoring and control services for farm enterprises, for which we have developed products and methods recognized as EU-wide best practices.
The operation and development of the SIAN National Information System for Agriculture is provided by SIN S.p.A. a public-private partnership (51% public and 49% private). AlmavivA, as the agent of a Temporary Joint Venture, has won the European public procurement contract as private-sector partner of SIN S.p.A. for the period 2008 – 2016, under which AlmavivA (in the above mentioned capacity) is responsible for the operational management of the SIAN until 2016.
Key elements of the SIA project are the ongoing monitoring of Italy's land cover, based on the integration of land registry maps and very high-resolution aerial / satellite imaging, and land use mapping, by means of field surveys and remote sensing.
For the SIAN we provide an extensive array of services, including the development and management of the Holding File, which is a uniform, aggregated and certified container of information about the over 1,600,000 farm enterprises, and the Italian Fishery System set up by the Ministry of Agriculture, which comprises the management of the fishing licenses for the Italian fishing fleet of approx. 14,000 vessels. For this system we have also developed a Traceability System for the fishing supply chain, a complex highly informatized system based on the acquisition of information directly on board the fishing vessels, in order to trace the position of a vessel in real time, collect information on the fish catch and therefore trace and follow the fish product from when it is caught to when it is marketed.
The system also manages a set of highly critical services for the Corpo Forestale dello Stato – Forestry Police, including the service for reporting wildfires to the Nationwide Operations Center (emergency number 1515) and surveying wildfire-affected areas, the Meteomat avalanche forecasting service, and the National Inventory of Woodland and Forest Carbon Sinks, as part of the national woodland surveying program.
- 1,600,000 Farm Enterprises managed through the “Holding File”.
- 8 bn euros of EU farm subsidies monitored and paid out each year.
- 180,000 land surveys carried out by specialized staff.
- 14,000 fishing vessels managed through the Traceability System for the fishing supply chain.
- 5,000 local Internet-linked offices.
- 3,000 public info points
- geographical data relating to 5,000 forest fires each year, posted online for consultation by about 2,000 local authorities