The SWAMP project will develop a high-precision smart irrigation system concept for agriculture depicted in Figure 1. The main idea is to enable the optimisations of irrigation, water distribution and consumption based on a holistic analysis that collects information from all aspects of the system including even the natural water cycle and the cumulated knowledge related to growing particular plants. It results to savings to all parties as it detects all the leakages and losses and guarantees better the availability of water in situations where water supply is limited.
The SWAMP platform will provide mechanisms for data acquisition from heterogeneous sensors, decision making using a variety of different techniques and changing system behaviour by sending commands to actuators. For Water Consumption (W3) the SWAMP platform will provide real time responses for adapting irrigation as the environment conditions changes. On the other hand, as changes in water distribution are performed in a different timescale, the management loop for W2 will be longer. Also, and not less important, is the integration of W2 and W3 management systems, as water usage triggers water distribution.