BigDataEurope : FAO’s engagement and steps forward

The three-year (2015-2018) EU Horizon 2020 BigDataEurope (BDE) project aims to undertake foundational work to publish, manage, integrate, distribute and use of multi-lingual and semantically interoperable large-scale data assets and knowledge. The Food and Agriculture H2020 societal challenge of this project is tackled by FAO of the UN and AgroknowRead more

Calls for Taxonomic Projects

Only pure taxonomic projects or biodiversity assessment projects with a strong taxonomic component for which the grant seeker needs training or access to Belgium-based collections, expertise or infrastructure, will be considered. Also project on extant taxa will be considered, with priority for zoological taxa… Read more

Public Review of XKOS

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance is pleased to announce the Public Review of XKOS - an RDF Vocabulary which extends the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) for the needs of statistical classifications. The comment period is open until February 15, 2017...Read more 

Join the new GODAN Data Ecosystem Working Group

The newly set up GODAN Data Ecosystem Working Group (WG) will explore the daring vision of catalyzing the creation a global, common data ecosystem for agriculture and food...Read more

The RDA is recruiting a Secretary General

The ideal candidate – to begin in April of 2017 - is a suitably experienced leader with a demonstrated ability to engage with the members, Council and senior stakeholders of the RDA, and the ability to be a key driver of the RDA mission of rapidly building the social and technical bridges that enable sharing of data...Read more 

AIMS Newsletter December 2016. Focus on Landportal and Landvoc

Click here to read the December 2016 AIMS Newsletter that focuses on Landvoc – the linked land governance thesaurus, which is primarily derived from the FAO-AGROVOC standard vocabulary for agriculture. Stay tuned for Highlights, ongoing initiatives, events, developments and more…

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