EMPHASIS Preparatory Phase
EMPHASIS-PREP will establish a transparent, open and inclusive process, the project partners will work in close cooperation with the European plant phenotyping community and all stakeholders to address the four major steps of EMPHASIS-PREP:
- mapping (infrastructure, funders, access procedure and models, stakeholder community, e-infrastructure, imaging approaches, legal and governance scenarios);
- gapping - analysing the gaps and limitations based on the mapping activities;
- developing strategies to address the gaps;
- combining the strategies in a business plan for future operation of EPMPHASIS within a corresponding legal framework.
EPMPHASIS-PREP members will include the diverse plant phenotyping expertise and community in Europe combined in the EMPHASIS-Support Group. The EMPHASIS-Support Group consists of representatives of communities in plant phenotyping in member states interested in EMPHASIS. As country representatives, they inform and include their national plant phenotyping community in the process to design and set-up EMPHASIS. In that context, EMPHASIS-Support Group plays an essential role to address the national and European plant phenotyping community at large.