CALL FOR PAPERS: "PLANT PHENOMICS AND PRECISION AGRICULTURE"
Phenomics has the potential to improve the speed and sustainability of research and supply ecosystems for food, fuel, and fiber crops. At the heart of phenomics research are hardware and software tools and methods that are developed by interdisciplinary teams. — Malia Gehan, Guest Editor
5th Call for Transnational Access is open! Application deadline: 8th of January 2020
The EPPN2020 provides researchers from academia and industry with access to 31 phenotyping facilities in Europe. The facilities can be used for experiments with either scientific or technological objectives. EPPN2020 has launched the fifth call for access, open to European groups and (to a limited extent) to groups from emerging countries or international research centers.
Modelling Portal “Quantitative Plant” Now Online
The modelling pilot Quantitative Plant is now operational. The online portal offers image analysis software tools, image data sets and plant models.
Call for Contributions to Special Issue
The International Plant Phenotyping Network is inviting contributions for a Plant Phenomics special issue on "Phenotyping for Sustainable Agriculture”.
Germany: Recent Developments in Plant Phenotyping
During a workshop at Botanikertagung in Rostock, Germany on 17 September 2019, most recent developments in plant phenotyping in Germany and Europe were presented.
New Ambition for European Science: Towards the ESFRI Roadmap 2021
Launching the call for proposals for the ESFRI Roadmap 2021, Jan Hrušák, Chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, called for a new ambition for European science to go beyond the existing frontiers of knowledge and find sustainable solutions to growing global challenges.
France: New Installations
Recent additions to the plant phenotyping infrastructure PHENOME-EMPHASIS
Transnational Access Enabling Excellent Science
EPPN2020 provides access to 31 phenotyping facilities in Europe researchers from academia and industry by the Transnational Access projects.
UK: PhenomUK, UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report and International Research and Innovation Strategy
The national phenotyping network PhenomUK was formally launched in February 2019 with first projects to start in autumn. In other news, phenotyping is highlighted as a key emerging theme in the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report, and the UK reaffirms its commitment to a strong research partnership with Europe in its International Research and Innovation Strategy.
PhenomUK: First Projects to Start in Autumn
PhenomUK builds on advances in fundamental engineering and physical sciences, bringing the necessary disciplines into closer contact and promoting an integrated, holistic view of the phenotyping process across the UK.
Virtual Reality in the Field – the vPheno Project
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is coordinating an industrial innovation project in plant breeding that seeks to combine high throughput field phenotyping with genomic selection and virtual reality in collaboration with the plant breeding company Graminor, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico as well as Boston University in the USA.
Cyprus: Climate Change Initiative for the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Region
On 22 May 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus approved the action plan submitted by the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, regarding the initiative by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades to address Climate Change on a regional level.
Serbia: Researchers Gain Transnational Access via EPPN2020
Several Serbian institutes actively engage in the EPPN2020 for transnational access.
4th Call for Transnational Access to the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020
Application deadline: 8th of July 2019
MIAPPE version 1.1
New version of MIAPPE published
3rd Call for Transnational Access to the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020
Application deadline: 28th of January 2019
5th IPPS Program in Adelaide, Australia 2018 (2.-5.18)
Special Issue "Computer Vision and Smart Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submission: 23 November 2018
Call for Papers – Special Issue "Fluorescence Techniques: Understanding Crop Performance"
Deadline: Summer 2019