Capsella Newsletter . n. 2 December 2016

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COMING SOON

JOIN the CAPSELLA Team at the Digital Social Innovation Fair in Rome next February 2017

The Capsella Team is planning the organisation of a workshop entitled Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy that will focus on Collective Sensing and Action, Collaborative Making, Art and Creativity, Innovation and Internet Science: redesigning Research & Innovation and Public Services based on Collaborative Innovation. We look forward to welcoming you at the Digital Innovation Fair in Rome on February 1st and 2nd 2017. 

Further information will be available on the Capsella website soon, stay tuned!

  

ACTIVITIES

Capsella Newsletter . n. 2 December 2016

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COMING SOON

JOIN the CAPSELLA Team at the Digital Social Innovation Fair in Rome next February 2017

The Capsella Team is planning the organisation of a workshop entitled Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy that will focus on Collective Sensing and Action, Collaborative Making, Art and Creativity, Innovation and Internet Science: redesigning Research & Innovation and Public Services based on Collaborative Innovation. We look forward to welcoming you at the Digital Innovation Fair in Rome on February 1st and 2nd 2017. 

Further information will be available on the Capsella website soon, stay tuned!

  

ACTIVITIES

 First Capsella Hackathon results

 The event organised in two phases, on November the 18th and on December the 2nd, successfully brought together over 25 participants including hackers, developers and startup companies, who showed interest in solving technical challenges in the field of agro-biodiversity.

 Main outcomes, presentations and challenges addressed are available on the CAPSELLA website:

http://www.capsella.eu/hackathon-1st/

 

Outcome of the second CAPSELLA workshop in Petritsi, Serres, Greece.

 

Organised by the Aegilops Network for Biodiversity and Ecology in Agriculture, one of the key networks involved in Capsella, the event took place in Petritsi, Serres, Greece on November the 12th within the Second National Organic Farming Congress. It tackled issues that represent the core of the project and collected inputs from over one hundred Greek farmers who attended the meeting. Full article at:
http://www.capsella.eu/second-workshop/

 

Memorandum of Understanding signed between CAPSELLA and DIVERSIFOOD Projects

Over the past few months, the Capsella and Diversifood projects, both of which involve Rete Semi Rurali, the Italian seed network, agreed on a series of points of synergy and collaboration on data management issues. These points were formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding which was signed in November 2016. In the meanwhile, Diversifood partners met in Florence, Italy, on the 20th of September 2016 to discuss ways forward on the crucial issue of how to optimize data management within each European seed network participating in the project.
More at: http://www.capsella.eu/2016/11/28/a ... versifood/

 

The precision farming compost pilot

 

It will take advantage of the fact that potato grower Van den Borne in the Netherlands has experience in measuring potato growth, etc. In the pilot, it will be measured the effect of adding compost. By means of a soilscanner, which is mounted behind the tractor, Van den Borne measures the organic matter in the soil.
Full text at:
http://www.capsella.eu/pilots-and-demonstrators/

 

 

 

OTHER RELATED EVENTS

 Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, CABI, GODAN, CTA and Wageningen UR are partnering to organise the 3rd Workshop on Creating Impacts with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition. The workshop will be hosted at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague on February 13-15 2017. Further information and registration at http://www.godan.info/events/creati ... utrition-0

Open invitation to participate at IGAD pre-conference meeting
On behalf of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IDAG) and GODAN, we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting that will be held April 3-4, 2017 at the Faculty of Library and Information Science of the University of Barcelona. The event will take place before the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting, April 5-7, 2017. Further information and registration at http://www.godan.info/events/open-i ... april-2017

Food Tank On-line Webinar
Research for Resilience: How Farmer Centered Research Powers Ecological Solutions. This event is taking place on January 31st 2017

The Third International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data
Venice, Italy - April 23 - 27 2017

The XV EAAE Congress "Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems
Balancing between markets and society
Parma, Italy - August 28th to September 1st 2017

 

 

GAIN VISIBILITY BY REGISTERING YOUR ORGANISATION AND NETWORK

 Are you an EU-based organisation and/or network activated in biodiversity - based agriculture? Join the Capsella interactive map! The Capsella Team offers you another on-line, interactive tool to promote your organisation and gain further visibility, not to mention the opportunity to virtually meet your EU colleagues and network with those players active in the agrobiodiversity domain.

Register your organisation and/or network at: http://www.capsella.eu/map/