ILVO stands for multidisciplinary, independent research and specialized service provision in all fields related to agriculture, fisheries and food in Flanders. The Flanders Research Institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas. ILVO, an internationally recognized scientific institute, is part of the Government of Flanders.
ROLE IN MILKEY
ILVO will deliver input on the inter model comparison (WP1). ILVO will develop, calibrate, validate, implement and demonstrate an Online Tool for monitoring Indoor barn Climate, animal stress and Emission levels of air pollutants (OTICE) (WP2). OTICE should be able to give real time information on the temporal and spatial distribution of indoor air quality parameters (including visualisation), the level of animal activity (e.g. individual stress monitoring via respiration rate), the emission levels of air pollutants. ILVO will equip case study farms with the OTICE measurement framework (WP3). Data measured and recorded in the barns will be made available in real time and centralised in the OTICE. ILVO will share its expertise on emission measurement and emission reduction techniques (WP4). ILVO will contribute in the construction of the MILKEY website and the MILKEY platform (WP5).