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Come and learn how NPL helps Agritech companies to grow

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) invites the Agritech and Precision Agriculture community to the first of a metrology and measurement quality focused discussion. Agricultural technology continues to accelerates, but data quality, repeatability and authentic are critical. Since 2015, NPL has invested in capability for phenotyping, food processing, earth observation and animal monitoring. Many challenges remain…

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Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping Workshop (CVPPP) 2019

Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping Workshop (CVPPP) 2019 We are happy to announce that CVPPP 2019 will be held as a CVPR workshop in Long Beach, CA, on June 16 or 17! Please save the date and start writing papers! Camera ready papers  will be due April 10, 2019. Further details TBA, see

Contribute to the UK Phenotyping Roadmap

BBSRC is working with stakeholders across the UK plant and crop phenotyping community to put together a national strategic vision and roadmap around EMPHASIS and PhenomUK – please contact Richard.Traini@bbsrc.ukri.orgif you want to take part in the conversations”

LAUNCH EVENT, save the date – 12th February 2019

More details to follow. Please see our events page to RSVP for our launch event on 12th February, 2019. To be held at: The Rothamsted Institute, Harpenden, HertfordshireAL5 2JQ 

Sharing the Right Data Right: A Symbiosis with Machine Learning

Sharing the Right Data Right: A Symbiosis with Machine Learning Sotirios A. Tsaftaris and Hanno Scharr, In 2014 plant phenotyping research was not benefiting from the machine learning (ML) revolution because appropriate data were lacking. We report the success of the first open-access dataset suitable for ML in image-based plant phenotyping suitable for machine learning, fuelling a true interdisciplinary symbiosis, increased awareness, and steep performance improvements on key phenotyping…

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UKRI’s £3m network funding to solve life science challenges

UKRI announces Technology Touching Life Network in Plant Phenomics. PhenomUK will lead one of five research networks to share a £3 million award through a joint technology initiative that will harness new and emerging developments from engineering and physical sciences to advance discovery research in the life science. Technology Touching life is a joint initiative between…

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