Plant phenotyping platforms reqire significant investment to install phenotyping systems, coordinated approaches to synergistically use phenotyping facilities balancing phenotyping capabilities and capacities with the demand. Several EU member states have started to build national platforms. The national platforms and individual activities (e.g. ERC-funded installations) are the basis for a leading role of Europe globally in plant phenotyping.
The aims of EMPHASIS is to include i) networking existing national platforms to build a European Research Infrastructure in plant phenotyping, ii) extending the capabilities and capacities in field phenotyping and modelling / data analysis for European researchers and industry and (c) generating hitherto not available options by integrating existing and emerging facilities and installations in Europe.