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Sensonomic: secured major UN contract

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Date: March 12, 2019

  • Company: Sensonomic develops software to make global agriculture more profitable in a sustainable manner. By utilising advanced simulation methods, the software can find optimal strategies for adaptation to a changing world.

Sensonomic secured a major contract of NOK 11 million to improve food security on the Pacific islands of Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The islands states in the Pacific Ocean are among the most climate-exposed countries in the world, which experience failure of crops, and degraded soil that for generations have provided food and income.

Our methodology of millions of daily computer simulations, will provide farmers, authorities and buyers the opportunity to quickly adapt to new situations, says Anders Gundersen, CEO at Sensonomic. We will ensure that the supply chain does not break down when the frequency and severity of climate events such as cyclones, droughts, floods, landslides and pests increase, Gundersen explains.

Sensonomic continuously updates the model with data from satellites, sensors and auxiliary sources to reflect the state of the area or site’s condition, and then run computer simulations to test the outcome of different decisions before implementation or to identify optimal solutions to specific problems, Gundersen concludes.