First services for researchers as EMPHASIS moves into implementation phase
Earlier this year, EMPHASIS has reached an important milestone: the establishment of the Interim General Assembly (IGA), a board of ten countries that have formally declared their intention of moving EMPHASIS towards operation.
Phenomics Webinars User Survey
Phenome Emphasis Prolonged Until 2025
The French infrastructure Phenome Emphasis has been officially prolonged until 2025, with an extra funding of EUR 5 million.
Nordic Network NordPlant Prolonged for Three Years
The Nordic network NordPlant has been prolonged until 2023 with funding from NordForsk.
Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP) 2020
This year’s CVPPP was held alongside the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) on Friday 28 August online.
Presentation material of the Nordic Plant Phenotyping field day available online
The Nordic Plant Phenotyping field day that was held here at NMBU on 17 June. This is an annual get-together for plant breeders and scientists in the Nordic countries to get in touch with field phenotyping activities and learn about the latest development.
Industry News: Agronomix Software & Progeny Drone launch strategic alliance on UAS data integration to accelerate plant breeding and agronomic research
Leading Agricultural Research Software company teams with fast-growing startup on integrating outputs from its unique image stitching and data extraction application for images from Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS, also referred to as UAVs).
Interdrought 2020 congress proceedings now online
Interdrought 2020, organized by CIMMYT and the University of Queensland, was scheduled to take place in Mexico City in March 2020. As it was not possible to proceed with face-to-face meetings due to the travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee delivered the scientific program online.
Sixth and final call for application for transnational access to European plant phenotyping facilities
EPPN2020 has just launched its sixth call for application for transnational access, open to European groups but also open (to a limited extent) to groups originating from emerging countries or international research centers. The call closes on 26th of October 2020.
Launch of Phenomics Webinars
To compensate for the cancellation of many scientific conferences and opportunities to discuss latest developments in the field, the plant phenotyping initiatives IPPN, EPPN2020 and EMPHASIS are launching a webinar series on plant phenotyping. We are looking for contributions from researchers from all phenotyping-related fields.
The EMPHASIS Photo Competition
It’s competition time: EMPHASIS is launching a photo competition in plant phenotyping in collaboration with IPPN and sponsored by LemnaTech and DPPN. Send us your best plant phenotyping photos and be in for a chance of winning a high-end camera!
Special issue on Statistics, Bioinformatics, and Machine Learning Methods in Phenomics
Plant Phenomics is pleased to announce a special issue on Statistics, Bioinformatics, and Machine Learning Methods in Phenomics.
Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2020
Call for papers: "Plant Phenomics And Precision Agriculture"
PLOS ONE is calling for papers on plant phenomics and precision agriculture research. The deadline for submission is 5 June 2020.
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