The International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) is an association registered under the German law on 18 February 2016. Consisting of 28 institutions from 17 different countries, IPPN represents the world's major plant phenotyping centers.
- establishing a global network of institutions in order to maximize existing synergies, identify and reduce potential bottlenecks, initiate joint projects;
- fostering communication and cooperation between different stakeholders from academia, industry, and the general public;
- increasing the visibility and impact of plant phenotyping beyond its own research community;
- facilitating the interdisciplinary training needed for effective plant phenotyping research.
To address these goals, IPPN will:
- organize symposia, workshops, and summer schools with the cooperation of IPPN members;
- create working groups that focus on different topics to identify existing potential and shortcomings:
- develop solutions in joint workshops and publications;
- identify and initiate research projects, particularly to establish plant phenotyping in new regions;
- implement advanced training activities.