During the Dutch state visit to Ireland, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander, Wageningen University and Centric presented an augmented reality (AR) solution that shows the impact of changes in the landscape in real time.
“This was a dry tree planting ceremony,” King Willem-Alexander quipped to journalists after he had just planted a virtual tree. The day before, during the welcome ceremony on the first day of the state visit, he planted another, real tree in the garden of the Irish President. On that occasion it rained.
The AR presentation and the tree planting were part of the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to Ireland between 12 and 14 June. The royal couple’s entourage included Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok.
In addition to strengthening economic ties, a tour of various technological innovations was also on the programme. Wageningen University has been working in this field for some time with researchers from Irish company Devenish Nutrition.