Recent Activity: Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)

29 Jul 2018

FOSS4G 2018 Travel Grants 

This might be of interest. FOSS4G 2018 LOC are holding a second round of grants specifically designed to support a diversity of participation at our FOSS4G 2018 conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. If you would benefit from financial assistance we encourage you to apply. We are particularly interested in welcome African women to the event. We will provide free registration, lodging and if needed, up to $200 USD to support your travel to Dar es Salaam.

24 Jul 2018

FW: July Update: GODAN Soil Data Working Group

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Subject: July Update: GODAN Soil Data Working Group
Dear members of and other people interested in the GODAN Soil Data WG,
Please find an update of the activities of and linked to the WG below. We look forward to your input!
Past meetings:

23 Jul 2018

FW: [agriculturecapacitydev] RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

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Subject: [agriculturecapacitydev] RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG
RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

13 Jul 2018

Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P12

Dear IGAD members and interested parties,
On behalf of the RDA [1] Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) [2], we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focussing on "Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions", that will be held on November 5-6, in Gaborone, Botswana. The event will take place during the International Data Week (IDW), November 5-8, 2018 [3] which combines the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting and SciDataCon 2018.

04 Jul 2018

Stay updated about the IGAD Capacity Development Group

Dear IGAD community,
we are pleased to inform you that the RDA TAB has approved our IGAD Capacity Development Working Group. We are now waiting for the final approval of the WG by the RDA council. In the meantime we would like to invite all interested parties to join our mailing list to keep you updated about the next developments: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/capacity-development-agriculture-data-wg

22 Jun 2018

Please give your feedback // eROSA "Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences"

Please find here below a message from Odile Hologne, on behalf of the eROSA project.
Dear Colleagues,
We would like to warmly invite to provide your feedback to the eROSA "Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences".

21 Jun 2018

Ag Information Technologies: SciDataCon Abstracts due Monday

Dear Colleagues,
Please consider sharing your work relating to agricultural data and
information technologies, at session #215: New and Emerging Technologies in
Agriculture at
SciDataCon during International Data Week (in Gaborone, Botswana November
5-8). *Abstracts are due this Monday, June 25th. *
This session is seeking presentations from those engaged in the development
or use of new data and information technologies (Semantic Technologies, ICT,
IoT, UAS, farm information management systems or software) for research,

15 Jun 2018

INSPIRE Hack

Dear all,
Plan4all will again organize INSPIRE Hack. This is Hackathon focused more on professionals, than students and this group. See the concept http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php/ijsdir/article/download/481/429.
This is the third year of the INSPIRE Hackathon. The workshop aims to present the hackathon results and award the best projects. The hack will start before the conference already in July 2018. The hackathon itself and the team work will be done remotely.

22 May 2018

RDA Twelfth Plenary Meeting - Gaborone, Botswana 2018 - Who is going to attend?

Dear colleagues,

RDA/IGAD chairs will start to organize the IGAD Meeting(s) in Gaborone (Botswana) November 2018 in the next days. As a first step, we would be interested to know how many people from the Interest Group would be attending the RDA Plenary.

Even if you are not sure but you would be interested to attend, please send to AIMS@fao.org and let us know.

Thank you in advance!

Imma Subirats 

On Behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs

21 May 2018

Agricultural Data & Information Technologies: SciDataCon opportunity

Hello all,
Hopefully relevant and useful for IGAD members and colleagues, I'd like to
warmly invite participation in a New and Emerging Technologies in
Agriculture session at SciDataCon - during International Data Week
alongside RDA P12. We are seeking contributions *from those engaged in
research or projects using agricultural data and information technologies
(e.g. ICTs, semantic technologies, FIMS, drones, etc.) to collect, link,
and distribute agricultural data and information.*Session summary below.

15 May 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig]...

Hi Jane,
You may be interested in the first deliverable from the RDA
Agrisemantics WG, "Landscaping the Use of Semantics to Enhance the
Interoperability of Agricultural Data"
https://www.rd-alliance.org/system/files/documents/Deliverable1%20-%20L
andscaping.pdf
Cheers,
/Brandon
P Think Green - don't print this email unless you really need to
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15 May 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig]...

Hi Valeria,
Thanks so much that's really helpful! I'm not anyone who could/should be
contributing but rather on the tech-user end - definitely interested in
using the output of semantically interlinked URIs. Is there an estimated
timeline on that effort and/or somewhere public we could follow progress or
even I guess your output would be announced on this list hopefully?
Context for my question was a recent small gathering of people in the USA
interested in open tech for Ag had a sub-group looking to apply

15 May 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Publication and alignment of authoritative vocabularies for...

If you are interested in that particular GODAN group, I suggest
contacting Ruthie Musker at GODAN (cc'd) and/or Matthew Lange at UC
Davis (cc'd) who runs IC-FOODS (https://www.ic-foods.org/)---getting on
the email list via the GODAN website is...elusive...at best at this
point.
As far as publications go, a list of GODAN reports are available here: 
http://godan.info/resources/research.
You may be interested in the VEST portal:

14 May 2018

Publication and alignment of authoritative vocabularies for food - Working Group?

Is anyone here involved in this GODAN project?
http://godan.info/working-groups/publication-and-alignment-authoritative...
Looks like it began Nov 2017 so probably too early to see any
recommendations/publications but I was wondering if there were any public
mailing lists/repos perhaps?
jane
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Jane Wyngaard, PhD
Data Science Technologist
Centre for Research Computing
University of Notre Dame

21 Mar 2018

Invitation to BOF Meeting on 23 March - Room C03

Dear Friends,
You are invited to join the BOF meeting on "Digital Extension Advisory
Services: Towards a Data Driven Disruption" scheduled during the 11th
Plenary of RDA. Imma has kindly agreed to facilitate the session along with
me.
Venue: Room C03
Date: 23 March
Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Future Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) across the globe need to
innovate and strategize the use of disruptive technologies such as
mobile/cloud computing, Internet of Things, location-based social networks

18 Mar 2018

IGAD at RDA P11: follow the guide

Dear Colleagues,
This year IGAD will focus on the implementation of the FAIR principles during the RDA P11. To this end, we propose a three-step program:
· 19-20 March at Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, Berlin: the pre-meeting where we will have presentations on institutional use cases, semantics and data models, and examples of implementation of the FAIR principles in research infrastructures. The full Agenda is available at

12 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][fdiwg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] Activities during the RDA P11 (Berlin, Germany) - Don;t miss the opportunity to join!

Dear all,
Additionally I would like to express our gratitude for the support that IGAD and WGs have received from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to organize these series of events!
Best regards,
Imma
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