EOSC Services, collaborations and the RDA Plenary 14 Side event

The event provides a discussion forum for all five European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) cluster projects, RDA Working and Interest Groups, European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) representatives on our journey to EOSC.  During this event we’ll be focusing on the technical, social and governance issues we all face. What can we learn from each other and take back to the data communities we serve?

Main points of discussion

  • Defining ESFRI cluster commonalities
  • Leveraging RDA building blocks
  • Data services
  • Connecting to research communities
  • Governance and how to connect to EOSC
  • Collaborations 
  • Research data policies and standards
  • Research data management and stewardship
  • FAIR data sharing and publishing domain data in the EOSC 
  • FAIR tools and services, exposed in the EOSC catalogue of services

More information about the event you can find here.

Presentations from AgroFutureDay are currently available

Last week, EO4Agri Stakeholder Workshop AgroFutureDay organized by Plan4All was held in Pilsen, where many interensting presentations were seen.

Now, you can watch all of them!

Miguel Ángel Esbrí – EO4AGRI Porject Overview
Vaclav Safar – Initial Workshop – User Requirements, AgroFood Industry Sector requirements
Aušrius Kučinskas – CAP requirements
Dr. David Kolitzus – Towards a Knowledge Hub on Earth Observation for Agriculture, User Driven Requirements, It’s all about agriculture, Elements of the Knowledge Hub, Community building, connecting the dots
Karel Charvát – Food Security
Karel Charvát – Methodology for collecting user requirements
Karel Charvát – Food Security
Karel Charvát, Tomáš Řezník, Raul Palma, Vojtech Lukas – From FOODIE towards DataBio
Patric Crehan, Karel Charvát, Václav Šafář, Plan4all, Club of Ossiach, WirelessIngo – Methodology for collecting user requirements
Vaclav Safar – Status of tasks T2.2, T2.3, T2.4 and T2.5
Karel Jedlička – WP 2 Requirements and e-Infractructure Definition
Karel Charvát – The knowledge paradigm

EO4AGRI Stakeholder Workshop AgroFutureDay in Pilsen (CZ)

EO4Agri Stakeholder Workshop AgroFutureDay organized by Plan4All was held in Pilsen on 25th September. The workshop dedicated to agriculture and its requirements for Earth Observation data in the near future was successful in all respects.

We would like to thank all participants cordially for many interesting presentations, for the oportunity to discuss and share experiece with the European Union’s common agricultural policy and last but not least for finding the conclusions that will be reflected in the recommendations for data and services in Earth Observation and in the next generation of the Sentinel satelites.

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