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IGAD webinar recording_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal

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    Karna Wegner
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    If you have missed the IGAD webinar “Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal” by Richard Ostler on the 20th of November, you can now watch the recording:
    http://aims.fao.org/capacity-development/webinars/rda-webinar-series-agr
    The GLTEN was launched in May 2018 with the aim of establishing a collaborative international network for long-term agricultural experiments (LTEs). The GLTEN now represents over 50 LTEs across the world and covers diverse and contrasting climate and environmental regions, crops and land management systems. To improve the visibility of LTEs and LTE data the GLTEN has developed a searchable online metadata portal. The portal does not host data, but instead provides metadata about LTEs and directs users to the LTE data owners preferred data access process. The metadata portal uses a minimum information checklist approach to capture key facts about LTEs including design and treatment factors; cropping system; site characterisation including location, landscape, soil and climate properties; administrative information including data access & licensing, contacts and associated organisations; recorded measurements and observations and data availability. To ensure interoperability with related systems, the checklist is mapped to schema.org in line with DataCite mappings and metadata are annotated using existing publicly available ontologies and controlled vocabularies. Metadata are published using CC0 licensing and can be queried using the portal API.
    Best regrds
    Karna Wegner
    Capacity Development and Academia Unit
    Partnerships Division
    Programme Support and Technical Coorperation Department
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
    Skype: Karna Wegner
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