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Register for the NPPN Field Day 2019 – 25 June in Alnarp, Sweden

You can register for the NPPN Field Day here: Please note that participant space is limited and NPPN partners and associated partners will be given priority in case of over-subscription to the event

Annotated Image Database

At the launch meeting, we asked you, ‘what you would like to see the network doing?’ One of the suggestions was to have access todataset storage facilities, particularly one holding annotated images for use during the development of machine learning methods. We are hoping to bring this facility to our network members soon, by opening…

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Elixir Biohackathon event

Elixir  Elixir are holding a 5 day Biohackathonevent in Paris 18th-22nd November. Registration is free (including meals) and will be open around 1st May. More importantly,  if you (or a colleague) are interesting in leading a Hackathon project then submission is already open and will close on 7th April. Submitting a project is quite straight forward and requires…

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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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