The research at the CPA relies on the multi-disciplinary knowledge of our staff. We are a team of researchers and research technicians with background in a variety of disciplines, especially agronomy, soil science, weed science, geoinformatics and robotics.
Audun KorsæthAudun is the center’s leader and a researcher with a broad background in agriculture. He has worked with research question linked to precision agriculture since 2001, and has led many large projects in this research area. He has a quite extensive national and international network, and works primarily with project development and innovations.
Krzysztof KusnierekKrzysztof is a researcher who is specialized on the development and testing of different camera and sensor systems. He largely utilizes multivariate statistics and works amongst others with early fungi detection in wheat and combined detection of stressors that affect the crop simultaneously. His research area also comprises precision fertilization, web-based decision support systems, web programming, and the development of robotic systems.
Therese With BergeTherese is a researcher who is specialized on site-specific weed detection as well as chemical and mechanical weeding technology. She works in the interface of sensing and agronomy, including the development of decision algorithms for weed control based on sensor and image data. She predominantly works with wheat cropping systems.
Jakob GeipelJakob is a researcher and expert for utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for sensor measurements in agriculture. He focuses amongst others on hyperspectral remote sensing, photogrammetry, image processing, geo-information, programming, prototyping, and multivariate statistics. His field of research comprises both grain and forage production.
Maximilian PircherMax is an engineer and a passionate pilot of any remotely controllable vehicle. He is specialized on building UAVs and UGVs. He is an expert in planning and performing remote sensing campaigns, which include multispectral imaging and LIDAR measurements. He has a strong background in electronics and steering systems.
El Houssein Chouaib HarikChouaib is a researcher who is specialized in the development of robotic solutions going from hardware architecture to the establishment of control laws and their integration on real platforms. He is specialized in mobile robots navigation, Human Machine Interfaces, embedded systems, and heterogeneous multi-robot cooperation. He is working on the development of new robotic approaches for precision agriculture.
Håvard Johansen LindgaardHåvard is the center’s mechanical engineer and technician. He is also a farmer and has a wide experience from his family’s farm with dairy production. He has a 3- year agronomic education in two different agronomic areas, followed by a bachelor degree in Norway’s only college for agricultural engineering. Based on this he completes the center’s agronomic and theoretical knowledge with practical angles from a farmer’s side.
Kristian is a technician of the Center. He has Agricultural experience from his family farm with Cattle breeding and sheep production. His education consists of a Bachelor in agriculture along with a Bachelor in Marketing and Leadership of Tourism Organisations. This enables Kristian to contribute with a first-hand experience and practical approaches with a theoretical competence as a basis.