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Satellite and Drone Data for Agriculture

Internship Den Haag, NL
Posted 19 Nov 2020

Degree level

Master

Job function

IT

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 4 years

Salary

€300 per month

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Ever thought your knack for technology could change the way we feed the world? At VanBoven, we make agriculture more data-driven by developing predictive solutions using drone imagery and AI. We currently have an internship position open, so grab your chance and join us on our  mission.

Job Description

At VanBoven we have developed algorithms to determine plant traits from drone images. We determine the size of crops to tell growers when to harvest, or count all the individual plants to make a yield prediction. Using a drone, however, is relatively expensive, as we need a local operator at the field. Therefore, we are interested to learn what opportunities satellite data has to offer given our application.

In this assignment you will show us the possible ways we could adopt satellite technology in our solution. You will do this partly by research and conceptual thinking, but also by building a proof of concept and demonstrating that your approach works in historical data. This will require gathering and handling satellite data, as well as performing analysis on the dataset. Our drone data can be used as ground truth.

What will you do?

  • Explore the availability of different satellite data sources and their potential applications in agriculture
  • Investigate the possibilities for satellite data to complement or replace drone data for harvest predictions
  • Design a proof-of-concept approach to demonstrate the feasibility of your suggestion Implement and demonstrate your solution
  • Provide us with your vision for future development

What do we expect from you?

  • Msc. level thinking with analytical focus and hands-on mentality
  • Experience working with satellite data
  • Experience with Python
  • Interest in data science and machine learning Interest in computer vision
  • Available for at least 5 month.
  • Fluency in English. Dutch is a bonus.

 What we offer

  • €300/month full-time  internship reimbursement
  • Hands-on learning about satellite applications in industry
  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Travel allowance
  • Experienced team in machine learning, software development and GIS
  • Intern in an awesome startup vibe
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Bij VanBoven werk je aan een duurzame toekomst voor de land- en tuinbouw waarin data, drones en machine learning een belangrijke rol spelen. VanBoven analyseert agrarische drone-opnamen en past machine learning algoritmen toe om de oogst per individuele plant te voorspellen. De inzichten die hieruit volgen worden overzichtelijk aan de boer én zijn afnemers getoond waarmee de gehele waardeketen, van 'farm to fork', wordt geoptimaliseerd.

Engineering
Den Haag
Active in 1 country
8 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 25 years

What employees are saying

Juliette

Data Analysis Intern

Juliette

Tijdens mijn stage wilde ik graag leren werken met Python. Ik kreeg de ruimte om, samen met medeoprichter Eric, een opdracht vast te stellen waarin ik mezelf kon ontwikkelen op dat gebied. Zo heb ik geleerd wat ik wilde én een leuke tijd gehad.

Martijn

Thesis Student

Martijn

Bij VanBoven wordt er naar je geluisterd. Het team staat open open voor een andere invalshoek of nieuwe aanpak. Zo krijg ik de ruimte zelf te bepalen welke oplossing het best is en die ook uit te voeren.