Agro-Know has a long-time involvement in the biodiversity area – in various aspects; it all started with the Organic.Edunet Web portal which was launched back in 2010 (and continues until today of course) and contains a number of digital educational resources on biodiversity; biodiversity is only one of the several green topics covered by the portal, which focuses on organic agriculture but also includes educational resources on other green topics like ecology, sustainability, energy, renewable resources etc.
Then, about one year ago and in the context of the agINFRA project, we had the opportunity to be involved in an effort towards the identification of the standards used for the description of germplasm accessions and the development of a linked data framework for this case.… Click to read the full post
The 1st International e-Conference on Germplasm Data Interoperability is now over. It consisted of four (4) sessions which took place between 6 and 20 of December 2013 and was co-organized by Bioversity International, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Agro-Know Technologies and supported by the agINFRA EU project. The aim of the e-Conference was to bring together stakeholders in the area of plant germplasm and traits. The participants were encouraged to discuss the current status of the interoperability between the different data sources and resources, such as the metadata schemas and classification systems used. In this direction, the e-Conference aimed to focus on the Linked Data approach to be followed in order to enable the linking of data from heterogeneous data sources and in various data formats.… Click to read the full post
Session 2 of the 1st International e-Conference on Germplasm Data Interoperability themed “Status of data and metadata for germplasm” included presentations on the metadata standards used in the various germplasm data sources, presentations of germplasm data providers and aggregators of germplasm data as well as people who have been working with germplasm metadata. It was deployed using Google Hangouts, thanks again to +Luca Matteis who made all the necessary preparations and organized the Hangout. Despite the fact that it was the second time that we used this platform, we still had some issues like desktop sharing not working, participants disconnecting etc.… Click to read the full post
Session 1 of the 1st International e-Conference on Germplasm Data Interoperability themed “The vision of Linked Germplasm Data” is now over. It was deployed using Google Hangouts, thanks to +Luca Matteis who set everything up for us. It was the first time that we used this platform for deploying a Conference, so we came across with some issues but they were solved on the fly.
The session started with a very quick introduction to the Conference by me; I felt really lucky to be able to participate to the same meeting with people who have spent many years in the biodiversity and germplasm domain and I was really honored to be asked to make the introduction to the e-Conference (and obviously too nervous to do so!).
… Click to read the full post