Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs

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13 Jul 2016 UTC

Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs

13 Jul 2016 to 14 Jul 2016


About the event

This event focuses on getting researchers and other stakeholders acquainted with the data formats, services, protocols and needs of the wheat community. The first day will feature presentations about the various services the wheat group is using, get hold on sample data, as well as the services and outputs the RDA community has produced. In the second day of the event, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on session (a laptop will be required) that will involve the use of RDA services and their application together with external related services on the relevant data. 

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Wednesday 13- Thursday 14 July 2016



Athena Research Center, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, Maroussi, Greece



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  • First prize: Visit to a European Agriculture Organisation (most probably FAO in Rome - Further details will be available at the time of the event)
  • Second prize: A tablet
  • Third prize: A smart watch



Day 1: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 – Presentations day

  9:00 - 9:30 Registration and coffee

  9:30 - 9:45 Welcome – Yannis IOANNIDIS, President and General Director of the Athena Research Center and Professor at the University of Athens

  9:45 – 10:15 About the RDA Initiative – Fotis KARAYANNIS, RDA Europe member and RDA Secretariat, ATHENA Research Center

10:15 - 11:15 Introduction to the Wheat group domain and the RDA Wheat Data Interoperability Group and its outputs - Esther DZALE YEUMO, French National Institute for Agricultural Research-INRA

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break  

11:45 - 12:15 Case study 1: Organic Farming System: Management and Certification through GIS systems - Avraam MAVRIDIS, Center for Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship, American Farm School of Thessaloniki

12:15 - 12:45 Case study 2: Applying text mining services to facilitate discovery and linking of Wheat Scientific Information and Data- Michalis PAPAKONSTANTINOU, Agroknow

12:45-13:15 Case study 3:  Multi-Use Platforms at Sea for energy production and aquaculture, Phoebe KOUNDOURI, Founder and Scientific Director, International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy, ICRE8    

13:15 - 14:30 - Light Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 The RDA Atlas of Knowledge - Dimitris GAVRILIS and Giota KOLTSIDA – RDA Senior-Junior Team, ATHENA Research Center

15:00 – 15:45 Datasets & Services presentation – Dimitris Gavrilis and Giota KOLTSIDA – RDA Senior-Junior Team, ATHENA Research Center

16:00 - End of Day 1


Day 2: Thursday, 14 July 2016 – Datathon day

  9:00 -   9:30 Datathon welcome and objectives – The use of RDA services and outputs on Wheat Datasets - Dimitris GAVRILIS

  9:30 - 13:00 Datathon session 1

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Datathon session 3

16:30 - 17:30 Presentations of results & discussion

 17:30 - 18:00 Results and prize