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Promotion of GODAN in China

In june 2016 I visited South China to promote GODAN among agricultural research Institutions. South China GODAN tripI gave presentations at the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Science, the Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Science and Information and Documentation Center of the Chinese Academy of Science in Chengdu. The Chengdu Center and the Guangdong Agricultural Academy joined GODAN.

GODAN representation at the G20 MACS meeting in Xian

In 2016, GODAN was the first time officially appointed as an Observer to the meeting of the  G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists. I represented the GODAN secretariat at the meeting in   Xian.  Now all important Agricultural institutions of G20 members are GODAN partners (except Russia). Germany announced at the meeting to hold a Linked Open Data workshop in 2017 and to create a German position in the GODAN secretariat

Presentation of GODAN at UPM

UPM in Kuala Lumpur is the AGRIS center with which my team in FAO has a collobaration of more than a decade. keizer at UPM  So it was a special pleasure for me to come here to present GODAN. This was in the context of a meeting on "sharing of scientific information".  I was enthusiastic about the activities of the loca AGRIS center.

 

 

Open Infrastructures for Open Science

 

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The Directorate F - Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures is organizing a series of consultations for the preparation of Horizon 2020, the new Framework Program for research funding.  I was invited to participate also in the Rome event about  "open Infrastructures for open science". I expressed my opinion that the importance of semantic standards and linked open data technologies should not be underestimated.

The picture at the left is from a presentation, which analyzed institutional readines for open data 

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An interesting intiative is EUDA with the intent to create trusted data services between public and private partners.

THe same issues that we are discussin in agINFRA (structures, vocabularies, relations, persistent identifiers, protocols)  are addressed in the EUDAT system.

more screenshots at my FlickR Gallery. 

 

 

 

agINFRA KickOff

 

agInfra-1st_Project_MeetingThe first agINFRA project meeting has taken place in between 8-10 November in Rome, Italy and it was hosted by FAO in their premises.

“To develop an infrastructure for scientific agricultural data and to improve service deployment for data bytransferring scientific and technological results from the agricultural field into real outcomes. Moreover agINFRA is proposing to create a high interoperability between agricultural and other data resources”.

The AIMS team at FAO has a leading role in the agINFRA project representing main usercommunities and bringing the requirements of theses user communities into the project

The project website: http://www.aginfra.eu/en/the-project/vision

 

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