EMPHASIS: National Platforms
Several EU member states have started to build national platforms and these platforms represent the basis for a leading role of Europe in plant phenotyping. These platforma represent national research infrastructure strategies, they are approved by governmental bodies and are regularly evaluated.
The German Plant phenotyping Network (DPPN) aims at establisheing plant phenotyping capacity in Germany for a quantitative assessment of structural and functional relations of plans under controlled and field conditions including relevant data management structure.
PHENOME, the French Plant Phenotyping Network (FPPN) will provide France with an up-to-date, versatile, high throughput infrastructure and suite of methods allowing characterisation of panels of genotypes of different species under scenarios associated with climate changes.
UK Plant Phenomics Network (UKPPN) was established to develop a UK community focused on plant phenotyping and organised around existing and developing platforms, while engaging the widest possible participation from different disciplines, academic, industry and policy makers.