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2017/09/18

­Supporting the Common Agricultural Policy through Earth Observation-based services

CAP effectiveness is crucial for at least 22 million farmers and agricultural workers in EU; however, it is limited by administrative burdens, high complexity and implementation costs. The identification of best practices that lead to the reduction of delivery costs without affecting the effectiveness is a key priority not only for the National Payment Agencies but also for the EU as a whole Earth Observation (EO) has been frequently suggested as the best possible tool for the effective and efficient implementation of the CAP. However, until now, EO has been limited to performing “Controls with Remote Sensing” (CwRS) for the purposes of the annual verification of subsidies claims. The EC and the JRC have jointly stressed the need for EO-based agricultural monitoring with the ability to support not only the assessment checks but in total the CAP implementation and its instruments such as the Good agricultural and Environmental Monitoring (GAECs) or the Farm Advisory System (FAS). Recent technological improvements in terms of big data handling, available computing power as well as the Copernicus Sentinel data and imagery allows the continuous and automated provision of agri-environmental information for objects being monitored such as the agricultural parcels. Precision and/or Smart Farming is a sector that relies for many of its key business process on the EO technology. In the upcoming Common Agricultural and Food Policy, which is currently being designed, Precision and/or Smart Farming and EO are the most valuable tools because their combined use leads to an optimal and sustainable production and allows the provision of advisory services based on facts.

NEUROPUBLIC and GAIA EPICHEIREIN have launched a highly ambitious pilot in Northern Greece, under the umbrella of the H2020 Big Data Lighthouse project DataBio, targeting towards the evaluation of a set of EO-based services designed appropriately to support specific needs of the CAP value chain stakeholders. The pilot activities will focus on two (2) high-value open crop types, namely dry beans and peaches. The services to be tested will rely on innovative tools and complementary technologies that will sustain the interconnection with IoT infrastructures and EO platforms, the collection and ingestion of spatiotemporal data, the multidimensional deep data exploration and modelling and the provision of meaningful insights, thus, supporting the simplification and improving the effectiveness of CAP.

In order to support the aforementioned activities, NEUROPUBLIC already collects and stores field-sensing data through its network of telemetric IoT stations, called GAIAtrons. GAIAtrons offer configurable data collection and transmission rates. Until now, over 1M samples have been collected and stored to NEUROPUBLIC’s private cloud infrastructure that refer to atmospheric and soil measurements (soil temperature, humidity (multi-depth), ambient temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, leaf wetness, rainfall volume, wind speed and direction) from various agricultural areas of Greece. Moreover, within the same cloud infrastructure, remote sensing data from the new Sentinel 2 optical products (13 spectral bands) are also being extracted and stored. The latter, comprise both raw and processed (corrected products, vegetation indices) data represented in raster formats that are being handled using optimal big data management methodologies.

Motivation View of the launched pilot activities under the H2020 DataBio project

Motivation View of the launched pilot activities under the H2020 DataBio project

In the context of the pilot activities, NP has also developed a set of web services to facilitate data sharing and file distribution. Moreover, Sentinel-2 data have been exploited for the multitemporal extraction of vegetation indices at parcel level. Following an object-based methodology (where each agricultural parcel is considered as an object) allows the creation of data-driven crop type models (following classification methods) and the analysis of crop growth patterns.

The convergence of high computing power, machine learning, IoT based data streams, geospatial data analysis and satellite imagery is “a perfect storm that’s just beginning to peak” and as such the ambition of the current pilot is to exploit the “produced power” for dealing effectively with CAP demands for agricultural crop type identification, parcel monitoring, collaboration, transparency and analytics. This way the value chain stakeholders (GAIA EPICHEIREIN, farmers, farming cooperations, OPEKEPE etc.) will benefit from the EO-based products and services in key business process, including:

  • The farmer decision-making actions during the submission of aid application (proactive control). More specifically, for each agricultural parcel, the developed services will allow the a) automated validation of the declared crop, b) accurate definition of the eligibility area, c) monitoring of the good agricultural and environmental conditions. Each year, farmers as the beneficiaries, must provide evidence to document their eligibility. Their choices during the one-off submission process have great financing impact and may lead to losses or, even worse, trigger penalties. The offered services will boost the farmers’ decision-making power and help them maximize the benefits and minimize the financial risks in relation to the agricultural land for which direct support is requested.
  • The Farmer transition towards Smart Farming, i.e. the provision of tools that support not only the compliance with CAP but also assist the adoption and implementation of Smart Farming practices. The proposed services for agricultural and environmental monitoring at parcel level, provide streams of data and facts that can be used for automated irrigation, crop protection, actual crop status and crop variability identification.

The pilot activities deal with the current and upcoming CAP demands for fewer controls, facilitates and expands the adoption of technology to the farmer communities, promotes the penetration of EO deeper into the CAP line of business, provides tools for analytic governance and delivers actionable smart farming content to the information consumers. Moreover, they will raise the awareness of the farmers, agronomists, agricultural advisors, farmer cooperatives and organizations (e.g. groups of producers), national paying agencies (e.g. OPEKEPE) on how new technological tools could facilitate the crop declaration process. In fact, the effectiveness of the pilot will be assessed by measuring specific measurable benefits:

  • Decrease in false crop type declarations following the supporting services vs what would be expected based on historical data (information correctness measured as inconsistencies ratio).
  • Accuracy in crop type identification.

What is getting more and more obvious is that the aforementioned pilot activities can be considered as a stepping-stone towards dealing with more CAP challenges in the near future. As CAP continues to evolve, there is a broad acceptance that recent technological trends will play a critical role in shaping the main pillars of the agricultural policy, namely: market measures, direct payments and rural development. Based on the lessons learnt from the pilot activities and the the objectives that formulate the future of CAP new tools could tackle additional CAP barriers and cope with:

  • the Paying Agencies actions that are related with the automated remote sensing controls. A set of services could allow full scale automatic compliance cross checks (post-declaration control) by the estimation of the crop type for a specific parcel and the identification of “outlier’s”, i.e. parcels that show inconsistencies regarding their declared crop type.
  • the performing of analytical governance. Spatial analytics services specially designed for the Paying Agencies can be used for a) monitoring the CAP efficiency and b) the collaboration with other stakeholders such as the national ministries and the EC Policy Makers.

2017/09/07

INSPIRE Conference workshop: News Ways to Tackle Agriculture Challenges

DataBio organised a 3 hour workshop in the frame of the INSPIRE Conference 2017. Here you can find a summary of the key findings and all the presentations from this event.

The three main findings of the workshop are as follows:

  1. Standardisation in agriculture is a vital tool necessary to help farmers, food associations and other actors involved in agriculture to communicate, to optimise processes and to make agriculture sustainable.

Standardisation in agriculture as one of the main challenges that needs much more attention. There is no need of further standards. The current standards (e.g. INSPIRE, GEOSS, W3C, OGC and ISO) need to become interoperable and unambiguous in implementation. This will help to combine information from sensors, agriculture machinery and other sources in order to help the actors to make decisions such as how much fertiliser to use, when to irrigate and what crops to plant.

  1. It is necessary to secure the return of investment in Copernicus and other Earth observation (EO) programmes resulting in societal and economic benefits.

The Copernicus World Alliance is testing a multi-cloud solution that can handle the enormous amount of data coming from EO.

The Belgian research institute VITO exploits large number of time series of earth observation data in support of agriculture and provides free access to EO data, services and tools for research purposes.

Open Geospatial Consortium does a lot of standardisation efforts leading to better and easier development of apps for agriculture by using OGC web services, e.g. forest change detection.

  1. More cooperation between European research projects is needed.

There are too many projects and initiatives dealing with the same or very closely related things. More cooperation across the different projects and initiatives is necessary. Otherwise, vast majority of developed solutions and acquired data will not be used by larger audiences.

An example of collaborative work is the FOODIE data model for agriculture based on the INSPIRE data specifications. The data model and supporting data were created by cooperation between FOODIE, SDI4Apps and OpenTransportNet projects and the results are currently maintained by Plan4all and other currently running projects including DataBio, NextGEOSS and SKIN.

Another example of collaborative work is the winning project from the INSPIRE Hack 2017. The resulting application shows open land use map in 3D. This visualisation can combine data from other data sources. The application helps to visually analyse agriculture processes and yield potential in the field.

2017/09/07

INSPIRE Hack 2017 Results

The INSPIRE Hack 2017 was finalised on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at the INSPIRE Conference 2017. We had in total 11 teams working on interesting projects using open data, volunteered geographic information and citizen observatories.

All 11 teams presented their results to the audience and to the jury.  The jury members included:

  • Karen Fullerton, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Digital Economy Unit, Italy
  • Jitka Faugnerová, Czech Environmental Information Agency, Czech Republic
  • Marie-Francoise Voidrot, Open Geospatial Consortium, France

Each team was evaluated by the jury based on the following criteria:

  1. INSPIRE, COPERNICUS and GEOSS relevance
  2. Innovation
  3. Environmental/societal value
  4. Interoperability

As a result the jury announced the three best teams/applications of the INSPIRE Hack 2017:

  1. TEAM 4 – 3D Open Land Use (Leader:Karel Jedlicka/University of West Bohemia)
  2. TEAM 8 – Geospatial User Feedback (Leader: Joan Masó/CREAF-UAB)
  3. TEAM 5 – Linked Data Generation (Leader: Raul Palma/PSNC)

These videos show the winning application demo:

This is an interview of the organisers and the INSPIRE Hack 2017 winner:

The winner obtained a possibility to write a joint article that will be submitted to the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research (http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu/), free webinar from BLB (http://blb.as/) and propagation of the application through Plan4all, DataBio, NextGEOSS and SKIN websites and social media.

The results and presentations of all the 11 teams can be accessed at http://www.plan4all.eu/inspire-hack-2017/.

2017/08/30

INSPIRE Hack – Find Your Farm Producer

A database was created in the form of an excel spreadsheet where you can add data – farm name, coordinates, description, contacts, products and other activities
The table for filling in the data is at the following address:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14wNsA-NWfZydRj5ulFtfrbXPmlXvQDczXzl8p6vjeSY/edit?usp=sharing

WirelessInfo, as one of the partners of the SKIN project (www.shortfoodchain.eu), has completed testing data from the Czech Republic – 18 farms that sell products from the farm yard or have some added value.
Using principle of the SPOI (http://sdi4apps.eu/spoi) a sample application was created by West Bohemian University in the form of a map where the data inserted into a table is visualized on the map.
Link to test map here:

http://gis.zcu.cz/spoi/viz/farmy/index.html

Next goals:

Find other partners and get more farm data

The application will be accompanied by a search window

We are looking for partners!!!
Do you want to join this team?

Do you have farms with interesting products in your country or area?
It’s simple to join us, just add farm data to a spreadsheet or contact the Team leader horakova@wirelessinfo.com for more information
The application will be introduced at INSPIRE Hack 2017

More about INSPIRE Hack: http://www.plan4all.eu/updates/inspire-hack-2017-progress-stories/

2017/08/29

INSPIRE Conference – New Ways to Tackle Agriculture Challenges

The workshop aims to present the latest technologies and standardisation efforts in the agricultural domain in relation to the INSPIRE directive,  Agriculture Domain Working Group, Interest Group on Agricultural Data  and beyond. The aim is to provide new insights in data collected in agriculture through various technologies including big data techniques and advanced visualisations.

In addition to that, the main focus will be on standardisation efforts that enable to tackle some of the challenges in data exchange and sharing. The workshop content is not limited to technology. The floor will be given to initiatives involved in tackling agriculture challenges, such as the Copernicus World Alliance.

The workshop will have a limited number of presentations that will be followed by moderated discussions aiming at sharing experience between workshop participants and getting ideas for new solutions to face agriculture challenges.

The workshop is organised by the DataBio project.

When: 5th September 2017, 2pm

Where: INSPIRE Conference, Kinzigallee 1, 77694 Kehl, Germany, Room C http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/conference2017/kehl

Preliminary agenda:

  • Workshop Introduction, introduction to DataBio – Tomas Mildorf/University of West Bohemia
  • Agriculture Challenges, Existing Standardisation Efforts and DataBio Agriculture Pilots – Karel Charvat/Lesprojekt
  • Copernicus World Alliance and Agriculture Activities – Emmanuel Mondon/Copernicus World Alliance
  • Standardisation in Agriculture – the FOODIE Example – Tomas Reznik/Lesprojekt
  • Exploitation Platforms in support of Agriculture Monitoring – Erwin Goor/VITO Remote Sensing
  • Provisioning Arbitrary Algorithms in the Cloud in an Interoperable Way – Marie-Francoise Voidrot, Ingo Simonis/Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Web based perspective visualization of Open Land Use and other agriculture related layers on top of a terrain model – Karel Jedlicka/University of West Bohemia
  • Discussion led by Karel Charvat/Lesprojekt

2017/08/28

INSPIRE Hack – (Geo)DCAT Metadata Update

DataBio developers support the INSPIRE conference through organizing the Open Data, VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack. One of the latest achievements is a connection of three worlds through metadata: INSPIRE world, world of semantics and citizen world.

Lesprojekt, Spacebel and Sintef prepared a demo that shows the following story. Earth Observation data stored at Spacebel applications are described by INSPIRE metadata as requested by legislation. Such metadata are also online converted into the GeoDCAT format in order to support tasks related to semantisation. Moreover, Lesprojekt developed a convertor allowing to transform on-line GeoDCAT into KML and/or GeoJSON. Metadata may then be visualized through Google Earth and/or any GIS platform respecting KML/GeoJSON.

We would like to present through this demo the ideas of opening INSPIRE to IT as well as “wipe off” the border between metadata and data.

2017/08/21

14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture

The abstract submission for the 14th ICPA is now open at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.

Important Dates

  • 01 JUL 2017 – First Call for Abstracts
  • 01 SEP 2017 – Online Registration opens
  • 30 NOV 2017 – Deadline for Abstract Submissions
  • 01 JAN 2018 – Call for ISPA Award Nominations (Students and Researchers)
  • 01 FEB 2018 – Abstracts reviewed and acceptance letters sent
  • 01 MAY 2018
    • Deadline for Award Nominations
    • Deadline for full paper submissions
  • 01 JUN 2018
    • Early registration discount ends. Register by this date for lower price.
    • Deadline for ISPA Board Nominations
    • Deadline for authors to register

Program Topics

  • Precision Agriculture and Global Food Security
  • Proximal and Remote Sensing of Soil and Crop (including Phenotyping)
  • Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Robotics, Guidance and Automation
  • Precision Dairy and Livestock Management
  • Farm Animals Health and Welfare Monitoring
  • Geospatial Data
  • Big Data, Data Mining and Deep Learning
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Smart Weather for Precision Agriculture
  • Site-Speci c Nutrient, Lime and Seed Management
  • In-Season Nitrogen Management
  • Precision Crop Protection
  • Drainage Optimization and Variable Rate Irrigation
  • Land Improvement and Conservation Practices
  • Site-Speci c Pasture Management
  • Precision Horticulture
  • Pro tability and Success Stories in Precision Agriculture
  • Education and Outreach in Precision Agriculture

2017/08/20

Webinar – INSPIRE Hack 2017 – Update & Last Invite

It is NOT too late! You can still join the INSPIRE Hack 2017. LEARN HOW you can contribute with your hacking skills to improve our use of Earth observations and VGI to better management of the ENVIRONMENT! Get updates from the team leaders.

Webinar: Thursday, Aug 24th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm CEST

Sign up at  https://blbgroup.lpages.co/inspire-hack-2017/.

We offer a unique opportunity to hack together with international teams. The INSPIRE Hack 2017 supports your contribution to solving environmental and social challenges through science and technology.

  • What is the INSPIRE Hack 2017? Learn about the history of this hackathon, the second of its kind. The topics of this year will be explained so you can see if it is a good match with your motivations and skills.
  • Open data: The INSPIRE Hack 2017 is all about making use of free and open data resources. Learn about the treasures of data made easily available for you in this hackathon.
  • The tools: The INSPIRE Hack 2017 make use of several tools developed in European and other projects.
  • Environmental challenges boiled down to hacking topics: Since July 2017 several specific topics that need be solved to make better use of Earth observations, VGI, and citizen science data, have been identified. 9 team leaders will present these topics for you to choose freely from.
  • What is in it for you? In addition to the opportunity to work in inspirational teams, there are immaterial rewards. Learn what we offer you in return for your engagement.
  • Last chance to participate: It is not too late! Work intensively the last days of August and deliver within 1. September.
    Become a member of the INSPIRE hackathon community and enjoy future hacks for the environment: The more the merrier. This European initiative is open to citizens of the world sharing the same interest for use of open data for solving environmental and societal challenges. You are the future!

If any of these issues and topics are of interest to you, then this live webinar is for you. Save your seat now.

2017/08/17

First DataBio Public Workshop

DataBio organises the first public workshop in Rome (Via Alibert, 5/a, 00187 Roma RM), 25th September 2017.

During the workshop the DataBio project and its objectives will be presented including the pilot scenarios. The workshop includes an interactive session where your input and feedback will be appreciated and should lead to a fruitful discussion.

The workshop includes a networking dinner aiming to find potential service providers, partners and customers for developing project ideas and businesses.

The event will be held in Rome in a beautiful location near Piazza di Spagna, inside the historical centre, and will represent an excellent opportunity to enjoy a beautiful European city while establishing business relationships and joining in a big EU funded project aimed to support your own business development.

For registration, please fill in the for below or click on the  following link: https://goo.gl/forms/tja1RGIKwIqUGRuE2.

2017/08/16

INSPIRE Hack 2017 – update by the 3D Open Land Use Team

This is an update from the 3D Open Land Use project.

Integration of Cesium plugin to HS Layers NG

The project was divided into three phases. Firstly, an integration of Cesium into HS Layers NG was realized – this can be tracked on Github See folders examples/3d-olu and components/cesium at https://github.com/hslayers/hslayers-ng repository. There was also created a local copy of Cesium server (http://cesium.cenia.cz/) for better performance.

Visualization of Open Land Use on top of EU-DEM

The second phase consisted of visualization of Open Land Use in a perspective view, to allow a 3D exploration of the dataset. When exploring the  default cesium terrain source, the team realized that the 30 meter resolution EU-DEM is already incorporated.Therefore the terrain source issue was off the table, as the team is not aware of any other more detailed but open source terrain source available at the moment. The “only” remaining issue to solve was then to visualize the Open Land Use WMS on top of the EU-DEM terrain. As using just one WMS leads to slow response times, the two following optimizations were made:

  • The land use is rendered from CORINE data for less detailed zooms. Talking technically: till WMS tiles of smaller scale than 1:200 000 are requested by Cesium. The detailed Open Land Use Map is displayed just in closer zooms.
  • For the closer zooms, land use polygons of just visible LAU2 municipalities are shown. The technical realization is as follows:
    • Bounding boxes of LAU2 municipalities are confronted with an observer’s line of sight. ID’s of positive matches are retrieved.
    • Only Open Land Use polygons of selected LAU2 municipalities are displayed.

The resultant application is depicted on following figure and is accessible at the address http://ng.hslayers.org/examples/3d-olu:

Visualization of yield potential on top of detailed terrain

Third phase of 3D Open Land Use hack activity was focused on visualization in higher detail. Therefore a visualization of yield potential from a particular farm was chosen as a use case. A data about yield potential was calculated for Rostěnice farm (a DataBio project agriculture pilot area). This data was then placed on top of digital terrain and digital surface models produced as services by ČÚZK and a web application showing the data on digital surface model was created. Due to licensing issues there is no public link to the application, but we hope in successful agreement with data provider. Meanwhile, you can see the results at least in following video:

Future development and further ideas

The majority of the initial ideas have been achieved, but there are new ideas coming, such e.g. as:

  • Displaying detailed information about the OLU categories on click.
  • Exploring information about the correlation of yield potential value, local slope and aspect.
  • Displaying machinery paths on field.
  • Calculation of (at least rough) yield potential or fruit type detection from satellite data.

Thus, our team is still open to new developers wanting to join.

2017/08/15

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DataBio in the Programme of the INSPIRE Conference 2017

DataBio has got three entries at the INSPIRE Conference 2017.

The first one is the INSPIRE Hack 2017, which is scheduled as a two session workshop on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 9am (Session I) and 11am (Session II).

The second one is a two session workshop – New Ways to Tackle Agriculture Challenges. This is scheduled for Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 2pm (Session I) and 4pm (Session II).

The third one is a poster presentation. The DataBio poster will be displayed during the main part of the INSPIRE Conference, from Wednesday 6th until Friday 8th September 2017.

2017/08/15

The registration for the ISAF&Geomatics in Projects&Plan4all is open

The registration for the 21th International Conference on Information Systems for Agriculture and Forestry (ISAF) & 10th Geomatics in Projects 2017 & 2nd annual conference of Plan4All is open.

For registration, please go to https://kgm.zcu.cz/geomatics-in-projects/participation/.

2017/07/21

CREA’s agricultural pilots were launched in Mirandola (ITALY)

Mirandola is a municipality in the province of Modena; here agriculture is highly developed.
The pilots in Mirandola are part of a total of 25 pilots ongoing in the Emilia Romagna region; they are managed in collaboration between CREA and CAMA Mirandola. These pilots were designed to be a powerful technological transfer tool in support of big data technologies as implemented in precision biomass sorghum cropping.

CAMA Mirandola, a cooperative made up of more than 800 agricultural companies, adhered to the DataBio project actions, and has dedicated to DataBio project five piloting sites with total of 10.5 hectares averaging nearly 2 hectares per farm. Each piloting site corresponds to individual farm belonging to individual agricultural company.

The fields were sown in the first week of May 2017, with biomass sorghum for several purposes including but not limited to biogas bioconversion.
The pilots are being monitored for crop growth and development using sentinel-2 satellite in collaboration with VITO.

Currently, the characters being monitored include several indices such as fAPAR. The fAPAR data are used to draw phenology graphs allowing the farmer and CREA scientists to follow “real-time” the crop grow and develop. It becomes possible for the farmer to easily identify the timing for harvest, bypassing the necessity to physically visit the fields, as he used to before. Therefore economies are made particularly in terms of saving on fuels and human resource costs.

CREA scientists together with the manager of CAMA Mirandola visited the pilotes on the 26th of May 2017 shortly after sowing; herein are shown the fields and Google Earth synoptic.

2017/07/14

The registration for the INSPIRE Hack 2017 is open

DataBio is a co-organiser of the INSPIRE Hack 2017 which is a hackathon organised in the frame of the INSPIRE Conference 2017.

The registration for the INSPIRE Hack 2017 is open. You can find the details about participation at: www.plan4all.eu

First registered projects for INSPIRE hack are here www.plan4all.eu

Will be good, if some additional partners will add new projects, we have unique chance to start some test of connecting different components or will join already available initiative.

2017/07/14

ISAF & Geomatics in Projects & Plan4all Joint Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 21st International Conference on Information Systems for Agriculture and Forestry (ISAF) & 10th Geomatics in Projects 2017 & 2nd annual conference of Plan4All that will be held on 4th and 5th October 2017 as the Kozel Chateau, Šťáhlavy u Plzně, Czech Republic.

The conference is bilingual. The first day will be held in Czech, the second day in English.

The conference topics include:

  • Agriculture
  • Cultural heritage
  • Geodesy
  • Forestry
  • Open data
  • Public administration
  • Third dimension
  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Tourism
  • Education

Important Dates:

1st June 2017 – Call for abstracts
1st June 2017 – Participants registration open
15th September 2017 – Abstract registration deadline
22nd September 2017 – Participants registration deadline

4th – 5th October 2017 – ISAF & Geomatics in Projects & Plan4all Joint conference, Kozel Chateau, Šťáhlavy u Plzně

Conference Venue:

The Joint conference takes place in the Chateau’s Kozel Riding Hall. More detailed information about other parts of the castle areal can be found at the pages of the chateau Kozel.

Parking for participants of the conference is prepared at inner chateau’s parking.

Description for geo-geeks: 49° 40′ 14.58″N, 13° 31′ 48.47″E.

Further information including registration and abstract submission can be found at https://kgm.zcu.cz/geomatics-in-projects-2017/.

 

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2017/06/09

More than 5 months have passed from the beginning of the DataBio project. The kick-off meeting took place in mid-January 2017 in Luxembourg at the premises of the European Commission.
We will use this channel to inform you on the progress, achievements and planned events of the project on a regular basis.
The project consortium is composed of 48 partners.
The start of a project with such a huge consortium is slow and takes time to establish proper communication and collaboration practices. However, DataBio is on its way to define tens of pilots in the agriculture, forestry and fishery domains.
This includes a deep analysis of pilot scenarios and pilot specifications translated into system requirements. This is accompanied by a thorough analysis of available software solutions to process big data and matching these solutions to different pilots.
Presentation of pilots and big data solutions will be part of the following news in this channel.
Please stay tuned!