Latest News on EMPHASIS–PREP
Presentation in Vienna in September 2018
EMPHASIS will be an exhibitor of the next International Conference for Research Infrastructures (ICRI) that will be held in Vienna 12-14 September, where more than 50 countries are expected to participate and speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe, and high profile institutions will intervene in the debate.
EMPHASIS Workshop in August 2018
A dedicated EMPHASIS workshop: Phenotyping for Horticultural Crops at the International Horticultural Conference in Istanbul on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 will address a number of essential aspects related to phenotyping for horticultural crops and initiate a discussion between horticultural experts and plant phenotyping scientists.
In July 2018, EMPHASIS has started to work with the AgINFRA+ European project which set up a virtual research environment (VRE), hosted by the D4Science infrastructure. On this VRE, the interactive map has been implemented that was created by EMPHASIS WP2 with the information gathered on European plant phenotyping installations through its mapping activities (survey and interviews). The map is going to be finalized shortly.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Viticulture Community
A Memorandum of Understanding between EMPHASIS and the Viticulture Community was discussed and prepared during the XII International Conference on Grape Breeding and Genetics in June 2018. The goal is to specify the requirements and challenges in viticulture where high-throughput field phenotyping platforms may support quantitative assessment of relevant traits.
EMPHASIS Workshop on Arabidopsis Phenotyping Data
In June 2018, EMPHASIS engaged the Arabidopsis community in a workshop at the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research to discuss: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, aca. FAIR Arabidopsis phenotyping data?
Emphasis joins BEERi and the ENVRIplus Cluster
In May 2018, Emphasis has joined the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERi) and became an associated member of the ENVRIplus cluster linking bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures.