Join our Webinar@AIMS: How much data is enough in Precision Agriculture?

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FreeWebinars@AIMS(1)Agroknow and the AIMS team are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar “How much data is enough in Precision Agriculture?”, in the context of H2020 BigDataEurope project.

The aim of the webinar is to present the most exciting areas of applied research of the Niagara College (NC) Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre team and learn more about the tools, data analysis work, partnership, collaboration and opportunities.

Dr. Mike Duncan (Industrial Research Chair), Sarah Lepp (Senior Research Associate) and Gregor MacLean (Research Project Manager) will give presentations covering the following topics:

  • Vineyard and Orchard Precision Agriculture
  • Field Topography Analysis and Yield Trends
  • Crop Yield Data Management and Analysis
  • Dynamic Crop Tracking System

So, keep a slot at your calendars on the following date:

10 May 2017  – 15:00 CET / 16:00 CEST (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between time in your location and CET/CEST time)

How to join

The session is open to everyone.… Click to read the full post

Α short report from the RDA’s IGAD pre-meeting

The 9th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) took place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 7 April 2017. The RDA Plenary Meetings constitute a major event where more than 4000 members from 100 countries come together to discuss, develop and promote data-sharing and data-driven research infrastructure through Working and Interest Groups.rda_igad_premeeting The Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) pre-meeting took place just a couple of days before the 9th RDA plenary meeting, from 3 to 4 April 2017 and attracted more than 100 participants from all over the world.
The first day the IGAD pre-meeting included presentations related to the topics of agrisemantics, data interoperability, data sharing, as well as capacity development.… Click to read the full post

Αναζητούμε Data Engineer

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Έχεις πτυχίο Πληροφορικής ή Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών ή Μηχανικού Υπολογιστών και δουλεύεις τουλάχιστον 2 χρόνια σε back end development; Είσαι από αυτούς που σε συναρπάζουν τα προβλήματα με πολλά δεδομένα και θέλεις να λύνονται πραγματικά καθημερινά προβλήματα με τη χρήση αυτών;

 Τότε σε περιμένουμε στο FOODAKAI. Στείλε μας το βιογραφικό σου στο jobs@agroknow.com με θέμα το FOODAKAI.

Θα δουλέψεις με τεχνολογίες όπως Java, MongoDB, elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash και Python. Ακόμα θα είσαι μαζί με μια ενθουσιώδη, αληθινή ομάδα που θα σε βοηθά κάθε μέρα να γίνεσαι καλύτερος, θα σε επιβραβεύει και θα σε μαθαίνει μέσα από την 10ετή εμπειρία της Agroknow.

Τι θα συμπεριλαμβάνει η θέση σου

  • θα χρησιμοποιήσεις τεχνικές για τη συλλογή πληροφορίας
  • θα εφαρμόσεις τις καλύτερες τεχνικές text mining για φιλτράρισμα και εμπλουτισμό της πληροφορίας
  • θα χρησιμοποιήσεις τεχνολογίες big data για την απόθήκευση και επεξεργασία της πληροφορίας
  • θα συνεργαστείς με την ομάδα front end του FOODAKAI

Μπορείς να μάθεις περισσότερα για εμάς, εδώ 

Πάνω από όλα όμως ελπίζουμε πως θα περνάς καλά, κάνοντας αυτό που σου αρέσει πάνω στη δουλειά σου, φτιάχνοντας μαζί μας το FOODAKAI.… Click to read the full post

VITIS Big Data Demonstrator @ Agricultural University of Athens

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On February 20th 2017, we had the pleasure to host a workshop at the premises of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), co-organized together with the colleagues from the Laboratory of Viticulture.

Delegates from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and more specifically from the Agricultural Information Institute and the National Science Library, were also invited to present their research activities and the Big Data infrastructures that are being implemented in CAAS, in the scope of also exchanging knowledge, experience and ideas.caas_aua

The workshop provided us with the excellent opportunity to present our use case pilot demonstrator, “VITIS”, that is being developed by Agroknow with support from the BigDataEurope Horizon 2020 project.… Click to read the full post

Αναζητούμε Full Stack Engineer

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Έχεις πτυχίο Πληροφορικής ή Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών ή Μηχανικού Υπολογιστών και δουλεύεις τουλάχιστον 3 χρόνια ως Full Stack Engineer; Είσαι από αυτούς που λατρεύεις να λύνονται πραγματικά καθημερινά προβλήματα με τη χρήση σύγχρονων back και front end τεχνολογιών;

Τότε σε περιμένουμε στην Agroknow.

Στην Agroknow θα δουλέψεις με τα καλύτερα MVC frameworks με τα πιο γνωστά συστήματα διαχείρισης περιεχομένου και με σύγχρονες προσεγγίσεις για την ανάπτυξη web εφαρμογών. Ακόμα θα είσαι μαζί με μια ενθουσιώδη, αληθινή ομάδα που θα σε βοηθά κάθε μέρα να γίνεσαι καλύτερος, θα σε επιβραβεύει και θα σε μαθαίνει μέσα από την 10ετή εμπειρία της Agroknow.

Τι θα συμπεριλαμβάνει η θέση σου

  • θα συλλέγεις προδιαγραφές και θα υλοποιείς custom web εφαρμογές αγρονομικού ενδιαφέροντος
  • θα μετατρέπεις υψηλής ποιότητας mock ups σε λειτουργίες και pixel perfect εφαρμογές
  • θα δημιουργείς και θα συντηρείς APIs για την προβολή πληροφορίας αγρονομικού ενδιαφέροντος σε κοινά format τύπου XML/ JSON
  • θα υλοποιείς λειτουργίες αναζήτησης και προβολής πληροφορίας, ενσωματώνοντας APIs από ποικίλες πηγές

Απαιτήσεις:

  • Αποδεδειγμένη εμπειρία στην ανάπτυξη custom Web εφαρμογών με χρήση CMS: Drupal
  • Δυνατότητα μετασχηματισμού design αρχείων σε pixel perfect HTML & CSS αρχείων και εμπειρία στην ανάπτυξη responsive εφαρμογών
  • Πολύ καλή κατανόηση και εμπειρία ανάπτυξης εφαρμογών με χρήση γνωστών web patterns: RESTfull APIs, AJAX
  • Πολύ καλή κατανόηση και εμπειρία στη χρήση server-side τεχνολογιών: PHP, Python, Apache, καθώς και Σχεσιακών και NoSQL Bάσεων Δεδομένων: MySQL, MongoDB
  • Πολύ καλή κατανόηση και εμπειρία στη χρήση client-side τεχνολογιών: HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap,  jQuery
  • Πολύ καλή γνώση Αγγλικών (γραπτή και προφορική)

Θα ληφθούν θετικά υπόψη:

  • Εμπειρία στη χρήση JS Frameworks οπως AngularJS ή React
  • Κατανόηση των τεχνολογιών Μηχανών Αναζήτησης όπως Solr ή Elastic Search
  • Κατανόηση σε Semantic Web τεχνολογίες: RDF/ SPARQL
  • Ισχυρή θέληση για παράδοση υψηλής ποιότητας εφαρμογών
  • Άνεση στη εκμάθηση νέων τεχνολογιών
  • Επικοινωνιακά προσόντα: πραγματικά – όχι μόνο στο Slack

Περιμένουμε το βιογραφικό σου στο jobs@agroknow.com με θέμα “Agroknow – Full Stack Engineer”.… Click to read the full post

From global challenges to local ones: linking communities around the world

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How do you connect young students from the developed world with people living in a small village in Kenya? How can you fight to preserve local Italian seed varieties that are becoming extinct, even if you are at the other side of the planet? How can you link a grand challenge (like feeding the increasing population of the planet) to a very local one (like helping a rural area to become more attractive to young families)? In the context of the CAPSELLA project, we are trying to make these exact connections and put the collective brain power of people interested in solving the pressing problems that matter.… Click to read the full post

What is Sarantaporo?

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As mentioned in an earlier post, Agroknow participates in the Horizon 2020 EU-funded CAPS project, namely CAPSELLA. CAPSELLA project aims at developing novel ICT solutions tailored to the needs and requirements of farmers’ local communities and networks and other actors engaged in agrobiodiversity To do so, CAPSELLA use a strong bottom-up participatory approach, elicited through physical meetings with local communities and a dedicated online platform. In CAPSELLA, farmers’ local communities and networks interact with agroecology, agri-food and ICT experts to test, validate and select the innovative applications and tools best suited to their needs. 

In this post, we are going to learn about Sarantoporo.gr, a very active and promising community in Northern Greece that promote sustainable development in the remote, isolated, mountainous region of Elassona municipality and it participates also at NetCommons, another CAPS EU funded project under Horizon 2020.… Click to read the full post

Here is your call – Come and join forces!

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Second call for expressions of interest: national or regional information and data partnerships on land

The Land Portal Foundation is looking for national or regional partners to build an information and data ecosystem on land governance. The Land Portal Foundation is particularly interested in working with well-established information providers or land-related organizations who want to further develop their information services. The aim of each partnership is to create a sustainable connection between the collection and use of content at specific locations and the aggregation of content from all levels and promoting its use globally. The purpose of the partnership will be to increase the availability and accessibility of land-related content from the global south by developing shared approaches and standards for data sharing and exchange.… Click to read the full post

European Policy Perspectives on Data-intensive Agriculture & Food

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How do European officials working on agriculture and food topics deal with the emerging data revolution in the sector? How can they be aware of the recent developments in a way that may inform their thinking? And how can they respond to the community needs by appropriately shaping the policy programs and support instruments?

This was the topic of a meeting that took place in Brussels on September 30th, 2016. The meeting was organised by the Big Data Europe project, in collaboration with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Agroknow, being the Big Data Europe partners responsible for the food and agriculture sector, worked together with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in order to invite to the meeting representatives from the European Commission (EC) DGs and a select group of community stakeholders.… Click to read the full post

Agroknow visits Canada to talk about big data in farms

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One of the fun things we did during our visit to Ontario this September was our meeting with Canada’s first NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges: Dr. Mike Duncan. With a specialization in Precision Agriculture and Environmental Technologies, the five-year mission of Mike as a NSERC Chair was to develop data-powered solutions for provincial and national farming communities.

Mike, Gregor MacLean and the Agriculture & Environment Innovation Center team at the Niagara College are focused on developing new ways to gather, process and disseminate the massive amounts of data gathered each day from Ontario farms, including the use of an experimental unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and field sensors.

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