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.

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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 DataBio hackaton will take place at the Agrilevante Fair, Padiglione 20 (Pavillon 20), at Fiera di Bari (Bari Fair District).  


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

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 https://www.rd-alliance.org/top-european-organisations-funded-coordinate-six-rda-national-nodes.

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:

Agriculture DWG Report – 111th OGC Technical Committee

27 June 2019

The most important thing for this WG

Agriculture address number of technical standardisation effort inside of OGC, we need made link between Agriculture DWG and Technical groups

Key topics recognized during meeting

  • Semantic, Ontologies and Linked Data (not only Open Linked Data) – in this direction seems to be important build harmonized models for soil and parcels (plot information). JSON formats, WFS 3.0 and other activities has to bee consider
  • Trust and security of information and methods of data sharing
  • New visualization methods including 3D
  • Metadata standard and linkage of metadata and data using new standards GeoDCAT IP, etc., how to search metadata using search engines
  • IoT technology and standardization in this domain
  • Maps as object in relation to An Open Format Linking Geospatial Web Services and Information
  • Mobile access and citizens science methods or VGI methods
  • Cloud and HPC computing
  • FAIR data principles
  • EO is one from key sources of information for agriculture
  • ISOBUS and standards for machinery monitoring

Current situation in Europe

  • In Europe is number of large projects, which can contribute to standardization effort
    • DataBio
    • IoF2020
    • EUXDAT
    • EO4Agri
    • Demeter
    • CYBELE
  • We need use potential of this project to help implementing standards in agriculture

Next steps

  • Organize similar event on next TC meeting in Canada with focus on research and commercial activities on Amrerican continent
  • Build strong link with Asia, Australia and New Zeeland (we had presentation on this meeting)
  • Organize regular virtual meetings focused on single topics like semantic, IoT and prepare from this meetings suggestion for next TC meetings
  • Elaborate ideas and look for sponsors for Precision Farmin Test Beds