EMPHASIS on the ESFRI Roadmap
The strategy of the EMPHASIS project is the development and implementation of a pan-European plant phenotyping infrastructure to make it available and accessible to a wide user community in Europe.
ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, identifies research infrastructure of pan-European importance that correspond to the long-term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, necessary to strengthen scientific excellence and competitiveness in the EU. To be listed on the ESFRI roadmap, the proposal for EMPHASIS was submitted by the German and Franch ESFRI delegation with 4 participating countries including 14 institutions. Additional 5 countries had provided political support, and research organizations from additional 9 countries supported EMPHASIS.
EMPHASIS was listed on the ESFRI roadmap 2016 for Research Infrastructures, published on March 10, 2016. The 2016 Roadmap consists of 21 ESFRI Projects having a high degree of maturity - including 6 new Projects - and 29 ESFRI Landmarks - RIs that reached the implementation phase by the end of 2015. EMPHASIS was one of the new projects which were selected for the roadmap as new research infrastructures.