A supervisor is assigned to another system user, by the user himself, in order to utilize the system in his account.
Every user is able to declare himself as a supervisor, in his/hers Account menu, but in our perspective a supervisor is considered to be either:
An irrigation guru, which is a scientist in the field of Irrigation and Drainage
A certified professional, that can supervise a number of irrigators as generic consultant or in the framework of an applied quality cultivation system (i.e. organic farming, integrated management etc)
A user with great experience regarding irrigation and drainage issues
Through a list, available in his/hers Account menu, the user is able to choose one from the already declared supervisors and provide access to his fields to him.
A supervisor has no access to any other information apart form the registered fields in the system.
The user, at his will, removes or changes the supervisor from his/hers Account menu also.
In this context, potential supervisors and certified professionals are encouraged to post their work contact details, along with their usernames, in order for the users to easily contact them.
Nikolaos Malamos is Senior Lecturer in Irrigation and Drainage, at the Department Of Agricultural Technology, of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece