Recent Activity: Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)

12 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][fdiwg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] Activities during the RDA P11 (Berlin, Germany) - Don;t miss the opportunity to join!

Dear all,
Additionally I would like to express our gratitude for the support that IGAD and WGs have received from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to organize these series of events!
Best regards,
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05 Mar 2018

IGAD Capacity Development Discussion Group Meeting agenda

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the draft agenda for the IGAD Capacity Development Discussion Group Meeting. Looking forward to productive meetings. 

Best wishes,




IGAD Capacity Development Discussion Group Meeting agenda

20th March 2018

Venue : Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin 

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin (Germany) 

21 Feb 2018

Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Advice on new controlled vocabulary

Dear agrisemantics members,
I am transfering this most interesting discussion which started on the IGAD mailing list. Sorry for multiple posting
Sophie Aubin - Inra - DIST
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Date : 21/02/2018 12:59 (GMT+01:00)
À : RichardOstler <***@***.***>, ***@***.***, "simon.cox" <***@***.***>, "Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)" <***@***.***>
Cc : valeria pesce <***@***.***>, Jonquet <***@***.***>

16 Feb 2018

RDA VSSIG Ontology Metadata Task Group Survey

Dear RDA WGs,
I transfer this to this 3 groups that I know and sometimes participate in, but feel free to transfer this to other metadata/standardization/ontologies related WGs.
Dear all,
[Apologies for multiple receptions - this announcement has been sent to multiple mailing lists of the ontology/semantic Web/linked data/standardization communities.]
If you are somehow familiar with the use of ontologies, please consider answering this survey.

16 Feb 2018

Advice on new controlled vocabulary

Hi all,

I'm involved in a project to establish a global network for long-term agricultural experiments (experiments running for >10 years). One aim of the project is to improve access to and interoperability of datasets from these experiments. In most cases I think existing ontologies/vocabularies can be used, but experiment names, fields and plots are not represented by any controlled vocabularly. Clearly creating a concept ID for a name means an experiment, field or plot can be umabiguously referenced, e.g. in DOI metadata.

08 Feb 2018

RDA P11 programme_Swap of IGAD Sessions

Dear all,
I would like to inform you about a swap of the IGAD sessions during the RDA P11 Plenary:
IG Agricultural Data (IGAD) - RDA 11th Plenary meeting
The session will take place on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:00 - 17:30
RDA 11th Plenary Joint meeting: Supporting effective engagement with research & open data in the agriculture and nutrition. Lessons from IGAD & GODAN Action
The session will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 15:30 - 17:00
More information about the RDA P11 programme:

07 Feb 2018

Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 - AGENDA!

Dear all,

Please find at the preliminary agenda for the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11. 

The agenda is open for comments until Friday, particularly in case you can not attend or you have any problems with the scheduled slot for your presentation.

29 Jan 2018

Fwd: eROSA vision paper

Dear Colleagues
some of you know about the eROSA project, others might have heard about
it. All background information is at
At the moment the project team has started the work on the "roadmaps for
eInfrastructures". Basis for this work is a vision paper that should guide
the technical roadmaps.
We have circulated this vision paper broadly with a call for comments
(GODAN website, AIMS website , mailinglists), Nevertheless some of you
might not have gotten it,

18 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Dear Irma,
Apologies for delay. If it fits to the program and there is still a free
slot, I would like to present shortly the "Current state of MIAPPE and
related activities". I talked about this to Paul Kersey and Cyril
Pommier. If possible I will send abstract early next week - currently I
am travelling.
Please register as participants me and Hanna Ćwiek-Kupczyńska.
Best regards
Pawel Krajewski

15 Jan 2018

RE: IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Hi Imma et al.
I am again asking after the fate of the IGAD Soil Interoperability WG, as it seems to have been left of the agenda.
I recall from your previous response that you consider that since the Soil WG is not actively reporting to IGAD and given the formation of the GODAN WG, that soil no longer sits explicitly within IGAD?

15 Jan 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Dear Giovanna,
Thanks for the abstract. I will add it to the list of proposals and come back to you with feedback asap.
With regard to the WGs, I confirm that all of them (at least partially) will be parallel on the 20th March.
You will receive more detailed information once the agenda is ready (by the end of the month).
From: Giovanna Zappa [mailto:***@***.***]
Sent: 15 January 2018 13:26

04 Dec 2017

Fwd: CODATA ATG Webinar

The webinar tomorrow organised by the CODATA Task Group on Agricultural Data may be of interest. Joining details in the e-mail forwarded below.
With very best wishes,
Call for Papers, Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, deadline 22 December 2017 , Göttingen, Germany, 18-20 March 2018.
Call for Session Proposals, SciDataCon 2018 , deadline 19 January 2018: SciDataCon 2018 is an integrated part of International Data Week 2018 , 22-26 October 2018, Gaborone, Botswana.

04 Dec 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][on-farm-data-sharing-wg] Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] FW: OGC and RDA

Dear Patricia,
Jorge (cc-ed), will present the GODAN Soil Data WG at the OGC meeting.
@Jorge, can you maybe share some information with Patricia so she can
include summary points from your presentation in her online contribution to
the conference?
With kind regards,
Ben Schaap
Research Lead, GODAN Secretariat & Wageningen UR
Skype: bf.schaap
Twitter: @benschp