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,

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:

Please register here:

Plan4all as One of the RDA Europe Nodes

RDA Europe, the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance, ran the second call for RDA Europe national nodes to expand its European network. Six new countries are joining forces to foster adoption of RDA outputs in the region.

Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden have been selected as new RDA Europe nodes; till the end of the project in May 2020, they will be engaging with research communities, supporting national agendas, and contributing to the EU Open Science Strategy to ensure capillary uptake of RDA principles and outputs. Moreover, they will be working to increase the participation in RDA globally.

Find out more at

Results of the Patras DataBio Hackathon 2019

The jury of the Patras DataBio Hackathon 2019 selected the following projects as overall winners of this hackathon:

Congratulations to all the winning teams and many thanks for participation to all participants!

This is a video showing the winning application in action:

Lisbon INSPIRE Hackathon 2019: Team 3 – Fishy Data

TEAM LEADER: Peter Haro, SINTEF, peter.haro(at)

TEAM MEMBERS: Øystein Knutsen, student, SINTEF, Dmitrij Kožuch, cartographer, GIS specialist, developer, Plan4All association

PROJECT IDEA: The main idea pertains to interconnecting public and private datasets to create better machine learning methodologies and prediction modules for the fishery domain. Furthermore, for this to provide added value for end users in systems such as DSS, big data visualization is a key facet, thus the team will focus on collating data and visualizing it in an effective manner. 

The initiative is based on activities in the DataBio project,

Lisbon INSPIRE Hackathon 2019: Team 2 – Inclusion of Scientific Publications in Geospatial User Feedback

TEAM LEADER: Alaitz Zabala, UAB, alaitz.zabala(at)


PROJECT IDEA:  Simplify the inclusion of scientific publications in the Geospatial User Feedback by adding an automatic import from a RIS citation format.

Feedback items related to publications in several elements: publications, reference documents,… 

Currently, describing a scientific publication when filling in a Geospatial User Feedback item, means describing much information and even creating new resources (e.g. individual authors). This is currently a manual process, so mistakes can be taken.

As many journals allow describing a citation using standard formats such as RIS, the Geospatial User Feedback system, NiMMbus, can benefit by adding the functionality of automatically importing the RIS citation format. This will lead to the easy creation of new publication citations.

Lisbon INSPIRE Hackathon 2019: Team 1 – The Future of EO in Agriculture, Possibilities and Constraints

TEAM LEADER: David Kolitzus, GeoVille (

TEAM MEMBERS: Martin Siklar (siklar(at) , Stefanie Rohland (rohland(at), Sigrid Mourits-Andersen (mourits-andersen(at)

PROJECT IDEA: Collect scientific evidence, success stories and related initiatives regarding current Earth Observation (EO) practices to remove or reduce gaps and identify priorities to meet identified key user requirements in the agricultural domain.  This will serve as a basis for reaching out to dedicated EU DGs and the respective decision makers to foster the integration of EO data and related technologies in the agriculture sector.

The findings of this hackathon will be developed further and combined with other knowledge hubs.

This initiative is based on activities in the EO4Agri project –

The additional impact shall be created by reaching out to key science experts to validate our findings.

TEAM 6: Integration of Meteoblue Data with Sensors and Visualisation Client

This is the team no. 5 for the Patras DataBio Hackathon 2019.

Team mentors: Marek Splichal, Raitis Berzins, Michal Kepka

Description: For the purposes of this hackathon, Meteoblue data / image / map API for weather forecasts and historic data will be available. The goal of this team is to support integration of these data with HSLayers NG and SensLog and provide climatic services.

INSPIRE Hackathons Featured at the EuroGEOSS Workshop 2019

The results from the distributed INSPIRE hackathons (Patras DataBio Hackathon 2019 and the Lisbon INSPIRE Hackathon 2019) will be presented at the EuroGEOSS Workshop 2019 in Lisbon, 4th July 2019 at the session Best practices on how to involve users to achieve EO service sustainability (2-3.30pm).

More information about the EuroGEOSS Workshop 2019 can be found at