Among the initiatives driving agricultural data sharing & handling, the Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-Food Sciences - developed under eROSA H2020 project* - mentions the following ones:
- The GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition),
- The RDA Interest Group for Agricultural Data (IGAD),
- Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) and AGROVOC Thesaurus under the AIMS.FAO.ORG umbrella,
- The Wheat Initiative focused on the development of a Wheat Information System (Wheat IS),
- Wheat Data Interoperability Guidelines,
- Crop Ontology,
- Global Agriculture Concept Space,
- Agrisemantics Map of Standars,
- The CGIAR Big Data Platform,
- Center of Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),
- Land Portal Foundation.
For more details see the section 4.2 "Share: The existence of initiatives that support shared data handling" (pp. 19-20) of the Roadmap.
The eROSA roadmap document sets the visions for 2030 and discusses the main scientific challenges of the agri-food sector, which could be addressed from a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science. This e-infrastructure is proposed to be built on top of a set of assets that already exist within the agri-food landscape. It aligns them with prominent Open Science initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud of the European Commission. Finally, the roadmap provides a set of pragmatic recommendations for achieving the vision for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in agricultural and food sciences.
You are cordially invited to take a look at A Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences, to learn more about:
- Grand Challenges of the Agri-Food Community,
- Landscape of the Agri-Food Community Assets,
- Architectural Principles for a future e-infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-Food,
- Recommendations for the Future State of an e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-Food.
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* The strategic goal of the e-ROSA project is to provide guidance to European Commission’s policies by designing and laying the groundwork for a long-term programme. Goal of this program is to construct an e-infrastructure for open science in agriculture and food sciences that would position Europe as a major global player at the forefront of research and innovation in the world. Through a foresight approach, the project has a shared vision of future sustainable e-infrastructures for open science in agriculture and food sciences and makes it operable through pragmatic recommendations that are reflected in a common roadmap.
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