About Ceres Imaging
Ceres Imaging works at the intersection of data, agriculture, and water. They are working to make the use of water in agriculture more targeted and more efficient by helping farmers reduce water waste by 5-10%, while also increasing crop yields. They do this by utilizing aerial spectral imagery that helps growers optimize their water and fertilizer use. With third-party validated data, Ceres Imaging is seen as a trusted source and already has customer traction resulting in hundreds of acres serviced through their business model: imaging-as-a-service.
As part of Elemental Excelerator’s Demonstration Track, Ceres is working to deploy their imaging-as-a-service beginning on Oahu, Hawaii Island, and Kauai with over 6,000 acres of coffee and macadamia nut trees, and other farms. The goal is to reduce water use and cost for the farms, contributing to the Hawaii Freshwater Initiative’s goal of reducing Hawaii’s freshwater use from 400 million gallons per day to 360 million gallons per day through water conservation measures.