The DIONE project team(funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.870378), invites you to participate in the webinar entitledDIONE –Paving the way for advanced and modernized Common Agricultural Policy area-based monitoring!
The Webinar aims to bring together different actors from European Paying Agencies (both, Member States and Candidate States) as well as other relevant stakeholders attempting to foster advice, knowledge and innovation in agriculture, who are open to transform this sector and move towards a new era through the use of Earth Observation based solutions for modernizing Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) area-based monitoring. The Webinar will demonstrate how DIONE Toolbox could enhance the current operational workflows, delivering the clear economic value to key targeted customers and aiming to lower administrative and operational costs to 30% of the current ones related to CAP area-based compliance checks and assessment of respective environmental impacts.
All actors from European Paying Agencies (PAs) are invited to actively participate in the Webinar by sharing business aspects of their existing workflows and by providing their needs and recommendations on how the adoption of new solutions like DIONE Toolbox could be strengthen and lead to a more sustainable business model.
Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa Week 2021 (May) is the sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences.
IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen technology-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship related policy dialogues within Africa and between Africa and Europe, Global Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon Europe and other international funding programs. IST-Africa is a unique community that brings together cross-disciplinary stakeholders from public, private, education and research, societal sector with end user communities focused on ICT and STI Research and Innovation.
eInfrastructures and NRENs (National Research and Education Networks)
Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Future Internet, Internet of Things (IoT)
eGovernment and Public Service Delivery
Content Technologies: Languages; Digital Preservation
Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Collaborative Open Innovation and Technology-enabled Entrepreneurship (including Social Entrepreneurship)
Content Technologies: Languages; Digital Preservation
Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Global Development (including ICT4D)
Societal Implications of Technology
Please download the Call for Papers for more information. Please note only full papers are assigned for review.
Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions or descriptions of proposed research are not appropriate. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation.
It is necessary for the paper submitted to include a unique element that has not previously been published and any previous published materials to be clearly referenced (including material previously published by the authors).
Each presenter can present ONE paper in the Programme. It is necessary for papers to be physically presented during the event to ensure inclusion in the Proceedings.
Please only submit papers for review where there are authors/co-authors who will complete registration. Please do not submit multiple papers for which there is only one author who can register. Click here for more details.
If you require a short extension to finalise your full paper for submission, please contact secretariat@IST-Africa.org requesting this.
We would like to invite you to present your technology and work in the area of IoT technologies for Agriculture at the next 117 OGC Technical meeting, which will be organized virtually. The Iot for Agriculture Session will be organized on the 7th of December 2020 at 14 00 and 16 00 of US Eastern Standard Time (EST). It means 20 00 and 22 00 of Central European Time.
If you are interested in being a speaker during this session, please send a message to Hana Kubíčková firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the presenters, the title of the presentation, short abstract, and preferred session. We will inform you immediately. Please send your offer till Thursday 26th of November.
After more than two months of hacking, the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon was terminated by a final presentation of results & awards ceremony. The jury members Jovana Vlaskalin (BioSense Institute), Beata Vörösová (CzechInvest), Maris Albers (University of Latvia) and Josef Hnojil (Geobusiness) announced the following winners for the COVID-19 INSPIRE hackathon:
COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 aiming to develop and share agri-food economy solutions to balance the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future goes after two-month hacking into the final stage scheduled at 19th November!
The young generation of smallholder farmers aren’t aware of indigenous knowledge.
Indeed, Africa farmers are mostly experiencing modern agriculture using imported inputs letting expect better productivity than in former times led by their old parents. Nevertheless African agriculture is still unproductive and the food deficit is increasing in many areas of Africa.
The indigenous knowledge in agriculture is not learned at modern schools and there is a common agreement asserting that indigenous knowledge in agriculture doesn’t matter.
The traditional languages what are the support of indigenous knowledge are also shrinking as well as indigenous knowledge mostly used in climate change resilience; in choosing right period of seeding by best weather forecasting; in mixing crops for best productivity; in storage crops during a long-run, in preparing seeds and planting required to face a long dry season and so on.
In the same few scarce seeds for feeding the population in periods of hunger as well as serving for medicines for humans and for domestic animals are disappearing due to the lack of know-how in the field, disappointed by modern technologies used in agriculture and livestock in a lot of remote rural areas of Africa.
Antoine Kantiza: Why is the traditional knowledge of African agriculture disappearing?
Didier Muyiramye: Documentation and Dissemination of African Agriculture Indigenous Knowledge: The role of digital technologies in bridguing the knowledge gaps
Most people want to start their business just by jumping in and doing «it». If they would dedicate some time to the planning and forming a sensible business plan, they would save both time and money. So let’s take a look at how they are formed in ESA BIC Prague.
The 5G Techritory Forum 2020 will be the third-annual event bringing together the leading minds in 5G deployment in the Baltic Sea Region. The 2020 Forum is projected to assemble 800+ of the leading decisionmakers in policy, business, and infrastructure to increase collaboration and reinforce commitment to joint development.
During the DAY 1 – 11th November between 10:25 – 11:10 CET, there will be a panel discussion dedicated to European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs).
This discussion will take a look at various topics connected with European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) – what are the needs and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation, what is the expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), what are the European added value based on EDIH networking, and more. Therefore this panel will take a closer look at the digital transformation – how to make it work for people, businesses and the environment, what are the sectors and industries that will benefit from it the most and what is the expected impact of 5G on digital innovation.
Description: The need and current challenges of the digital transition and innovation. Expected role of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). European added value based on EDIH networking. Digital transformation -how to make it work for people, businesses and the environment. Sectors and industries that will benefit the most. 5G and its expected impact on digital innovation.
Moderator: Salvis Roga, MOB, Green-Tech Cluster / Kurzemes Business Incubator (confirmed)
Anne-Marie Sassen, Deputy Head of Unit. DG CONNECT/A2, European Commission (confirmed)
Āris Dzērvāns, Deputy State Secretary on Digital Transformation, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (confirmed)
Muhammad Ali, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (confirmed)
Petr Uhlir, WIRELESSINFO,EDIH in Czech republic
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (to confirm)
This week is very important for the data & AI community in Europe, since BDVA is running the flagship event European Big Data Value Forum. The event counts on a great set of sessions and speakers. You can find more information about the event here.
Registration for this virtual event is for free and available here.
I would like to invite you to join the session “Data Driven Innovation in the Agrifood sector: where are we?” that will be held onThursday 5 November at 14:00-15:30 CET.
The session will present some relevant data initiatives in the sector (DEMETER, NIVA, AI4EU, DataBio, DjustConnect…) including the perspective of the farmers (WFO, Coldiretti) and will discuss on how Common Data Spaces for Agriculture should look like. For this we will count on the following set of speakers:
Nuria Lama (Parallel session chair) European Programmes Manager, Member of the Board of Directors of BDVA, Atos Research and Innovation
Please, helps us to get your opinion on the EUXDAT project.by filling in the questionnare.
Agenda of the Webinar:
EUXDAT relevance towards Biodiversity. Karel Charvát (CoO)
Better Land Use Management, Soil Management, Biodiversity Management are important part of European Green and also UN Suspensible Development Goals. The webinar will demonstrate, how with EUXDAT infrastructure is possible to improve Land Use Mapping
Open Land Use Map Scenario. Dimitri Kozhukh (Plan4all)
In the webinar we will introduce output of Open Land Use pilot. There will be part devoted to the creation of Open Land Use Map, part devoted to generation of geomorphological characteristics of the OLU objects (land parcels) and also automatic classification of land cover/ land use from Sentinel-2 imagery.
Crop Monitoring Pilot. Dimitrios Moshou, Ioannis Navrozidis (CERTH)
In the webinar we will introduce output of Crop Monitoring pilot. There will be part devoted to the creation of spectral index creation from Sentinel-2 bands, part devoted to characteristics of the crop stress in olive groves and also automatic classification of stress-disease incidence by SVM from Sentinel-2 imagery.
Discussion and feedback analysis, Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)