IGAD pre-conference meeting focusing on IGAD/RDA Recommendations: Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture

On behalf of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD), we have been invited to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focusing on IGAD/RDA Recommendations: Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture,
that will be held on 22nd October 2019, in Helsinki, Finland.

One of IGAD’s main roles is to serve as a platform that leads to the creation of domain-specific Working Groups. To date, successful Working Groups (WGs) have been formed under IGAD, these are: Wheat Data Interoperability, Rice Data Interoperability, AgriSemantics and Capacity Development for Agricultural Data WGs. The groups play
a key role in delivering RDA recommendations and good practices with regard
to Agricultural Data Interoperability

Karel Charvát will contribute with the presentation focusing on How Agriculture DWG of OGC and IGAD RDA can cooperate on Agriculture Interoperability.

The event will take place during the RDA 14th Plenary – Data Makes the Difference, taking place from 23 to 25 October 2019.

Webinar on Data & Innovation Hubs, Platforms, and APIs for Earth Observations

In this free webinar, developers, satellite and in-situ data users, and Earth observation experts will be introduced to a number of different APIs including OpenSearch API for NextGEOSS Data Hub and Platform, the Mundi Platform, and the Digital Innovation Hub for Agriculture APIs. Finally, you will learn about the INSPIRE hackathon and how you can join the community.

Webinar on Climate & Agriculture

In this free webinar, developers, satellite and in-situ data users, agricultural and climate experts will be introduced to Copernicus open data for agriculture. A private data and information provider, meteoblue, offers an unique free and open possibility to access their resources for climate and agriculture. You will also learn about an inspirational example of how you can use climate information for optimizing agricultural production. Finally, you will learn about the INSPIRE hackathon and how you can join the community.

2 Webinars Dedicated to the Pilsen INSPIRE Hackathon 2019

As usual, there will be free webinars introducing the topics and challenges of the upcoming satellite INSPIRE Hackathon in Pilsen.

Webinar on Climate & Agriculture on 11th September 2019 at 2pm CEST: https://blbgroup.lpages.co/2019-pilsen-inspire-hack-climate-and-agriculture/

Webinar on Data & Innovation Hubs, Platforms, and APIs for Earth Observations on 12th September 2019 at 2pm CEST: https://blbgroup.lpages.co/2019-pilsen-inspire-hack-hub-platform-apis/

RDA in the Czech Republic

Plan4all as the coordinator of the RDA node in the Czech Republic has its own space at the RDA website to post news and inform wider audiences about the progress of RDA uptake in the Czech Republic.

The RDA Czech Republic space can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rda-czech-republic

RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation and as such encourages the initiative and support of its members across the globe to animate their community on a national level. RDA Europe national node are part of the RDA Europe support programme whose aim is to interact with researchers and innovators in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information pertinent to the RDA and their activities and in strict compliance with RDA’s guiding principles of Openness, Transparency, Consensus-based, Community driven, Harmonisation and Non-profit. The national pages should not be interpreted as an official representation of the Research Data Alliance in any country or any organisation unless this is specifically stated.

If there is an RDA National Group set up in your country, once your account is active you will be subscribed to receive information and news from that group. If you wish to unsubscribe, you can easily do that by editing the settings in your profile.

Group details

Node Coordinators: Tomas Mildorf, Karel Charvat

Node starter kit
RDA Europe Node programme materials National node icons – CZ – for nodes websites, webpages and social media profiles National nodes Handbook RDA Europe owncloud repository (restricted access) Flyers:National Nodes Flyer; RDA Europe Grants Flyer National Node ppt template – CZ Node folder – CZ – RDA Europe owncloud repository (restricted access) Membership country statistics – CZ – RDA Europe owncloud repository (restricted access) Events toolkit Google folder European RDA Growth Dashboard
RDA general materials RDA Endorsement and Logo Usage Guidelines RDA in a Nutshell slidedeck updated statistics on the RDA Membership issued on a monthly basis. RDA Recommendations and Outputs cards downloadable from RDA Communication Kit

Bari DataBio IoT for Agriculture INSPIRE Hackathon 2019

The DataBio project is organising a new hackaton in Bari (Italy) on the 11th and the 12th of October. We are looking for hackers who want to attack one of more of the following challenges related to machinery, sensing technologies, IoT and more…  

  1. Applications for telemetry – focus on integration of different telemetry unit with Farm Management Information Systems for effective management of farm machinery
  2. Applications based on the ISOBUS protocol – how could be used ISOXML for communication between machinery and implements and also how ISOXML can be used for communication with precision farming systems
  3. (Remote) sensing technologies – using remote sensing technologies for preparing recommendation for application of fertilisers for different types of crops
  4. IoT applied to machinery – using IoT technologies for online crop and monitoring and also for measurement of meteorological data from machinery
  5. OPEN CHALLENGE – Any innovation related to IoT and/or agricultural machinery

The Bari DataBio IoT for Agriculture Hackathon 2019 will be held on the 11th and the 12th of October 2019 at the University of Bari, Italy – organised by Federunacoma (www.federunacoma.it).


Plan4all is cordially inviting you to participate in a workshop dedicated to agriculture and its requirements for remote sensing (Earth Observation) data in the near future.

Date: 25 September 2019, 10am – 5pm

Venue: Golden Fish Hotel Apartments, U Borského parku 27, 301 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic, www.gf-hotel.eu

Agenda: http://eo4agri.eu/node/113

Participation is free of charge and refreshments are included.However, registration is required (see the form below).

RDA Output Adoption Webinar Series: Data Management Plans

31 July 2019, 9am CEST / 5pm AEST

The RDA Secretariat aims to promote the uptake of RDA Recommendations and Outputs across all regions. In this context, the RDA Secretariat is working on is a series of webinars that aim to train stakeholders for adoption. The webinars will highlight outputs of RDA Interest and Working Groups, and demonstrate the added value of RDA.

This webinar focuses on RDA groups and outputs related to Data Management Plans. We aim to highlight ongoing work in RDA from the perspectives of RDA Interest and Working Group chairs, facilitating discussion between the chairs and potential adopters of RDA Recommendations and Outputs. 

  • Daniel Bangert will introduce the session and give an overview of outreach activities to promote the uptake of RDA Recommendations and Outputs globally.- Kathryn Unsworth (CSIRO) will introduce the RDA Exposing Data Management Plans Working Group, including an update on current and ongoing work.
  • Tomasz Miksa (SBA Research) and Peter Neish (University of Melbourne) will introduce the RDA DMP Common Standards Working Group, focusing on the standard for machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMP) released in April 2019.
  • Sam Rust (Digital Curation Centre) will outline plans to implement the maDMP standard in DMPonline.

Webinar description and details: https://rd-alliance.org/rda-output-adoption-webinar-series-data-management-plans

Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4786665997651822348