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e-ROSA - Second workshop


DAY 1: Monday 27 November (13:00-17:30)

First half day: Setting the scene

12.00-13.00: Walk in lunch & registration

13.00: Start of the workshop

13.00-14.00: Workshop objectives

  • The e-ROSA process: towards an open e-science infrastructure for agriculture (Odile Hologne, INRA)
  • The roadmap & vision for an open e-science infrastructure for agriculture as a work in progress (Johannes Keizer, e-ROSA)
  • Workshop objectives, approach and set up (Sander Janssen, Wageningen UR)

 14.00-15.00: Key notes

  • Scientific and data challenges for addressing SDG 2: the missing middle (Ken Giller & Linda Veldhuizen, Wageningen UR and SDSN)
  • Research Challenges in supporting digitization of agriculture (Brian King, CGIAR Big Data Platform)
  • A national agenda for precision agriculture, and its link to data/ICT infrastructures (Frans Lips, 

    Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands, tbc) 

  • Global Research Platforms as a G20 initiative (Stefan Lange, Research Director, Thunen Institute)

15.00-15.30: coffee break

15.30-17.00: Working session e-ROSA impact cases: scientific & societal challenges enabled with e-infrastructures

  • World cafe with standing tables per e-ROSA storyline:
    • What societal challenges can benefit from open science in agriculture? How do these benefit?
    • What scientific challenge have to be overcome to achieve these benefits?
  • 3 Topic tables, group circulates with 30 minutes each round. Starting with a short presentation (5 min) of the e-ROSA storylines:
    • Smart farming, food security & the environment
      • Rob Lokers (WUR): Crop Yield Forecasting
      • Jan-dirk Bulens (WUR): Services for smallholder farmers
    • Gene-based approaches from omics to landscape
      • Michael Chelle (INRA): Genomics
      • Elizabeth Arnaud (CGIAR): Biodiversity data
    • Food Safety, Nutrition & Health
      • Matthias Filter (BFR): Food safety
      • Jan Top (WUR): Food and nutrition
  • Plenary feedback per topic

17.30: End of day

19.00: Drinks and dinner at Diels Restaurant (dinner from 19.00 at

DAY 2: Tuesday 28 November (9:00-17:00)

Second half day: Explore and discover

9.00-9.15: Looking back at day 1, lessons learned and next steps

9.15-10.15: Inspirational talks

  • New applications with satellite information and remote sensing (Rolf de By, ITC Twente)
  • Food, nutrition and health research infrastructures (Pieter van `t Veer, WUR)
  • Borlaug Global Wheat Rust network and its data based approaches (Jens Grønbech Hansen, Aarhus University)

10.15-10.45: coffee break

10.45-12.00: Break out workshops: Expectations & obstacles for using state-of-the-art data & ICT to solve the next generation scientific questions/challenges

  • Introductory presentation:
    • Embrapa’s approach to open agricultural science (Patrícia Rocha Bello Bertin, Embrapa)
    • Towards a domain-specific e-infrastructure: the example of DARIAH (Laurent Romary, DARIAH)
  • Topics for break outs:
    • Smart farming, food security & the environment
    • Gene-based approaches from omics to landscape
    • Food Safety, Nutrition & Health
  • Discussion between participants:
    • Expectations & obstacles for using state-of-the-art data & ICT to solve the next generation scientific questions/challenges?
    • How can we bring data & ICT opportunities to scale?
    • Specify what is specific & generic to the break out topic: What expectation & obstacle do you expect that is only related to your topic? What are expectations & obstacles that are generic across topics?

12.00-13.00: Lunch

Third half day: Syntheses to common challenges

13.00-13.30: Plenary feedback

13.30-15.30: Synthesis working session

  • Feedback from first e-ROSA workshop (Odile Hologne)
  • Identifying cross-cutting issues to elaborate, buzz groups: participants discuss in groups of 2 or 3 individuals on cross cutting issues, and write them down on post-its, discussion
  • 2 rounds of 15 minute World cafe on 4 priority issues

15.30-16.00: coffee break

16.00-17.00: Closing plenary

  • Feedback from Synthesis working session
  • Individual feedback from participants: crowd sourcing with your 3 top priority for the e-ROSA vision & roadmap paper & lessons learned during the workshop
  • Closing words by the e-ROSA coordinator Odile Hologne