Why Openness and Capacity development are key for harnessing the potential of GeoAgri

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  • Why Openness and capacity building are key for harnessing the potential of GeoAgri?

    Suchith Anand

    Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and teaching globally as part of the ICA-OSGeo MoU

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  • www.nottingham.ac.uk/open

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  • SerendipitySome reflections

    alt.ac.uk

    Why is Openness Important?

  • http://www.oxera.com/News---Events/News/January-2013/Oxera-quantifies-the-benefits-of-Geo-services-to-g.aspxe

  • GLOBAL SOCIETAL PROBLEMS: access to water, food, sanitation, traffic congestions, economic sustainability, citizens health, impact on environment

    Mapping is a critical component to help understand and develop solutions

    Why is Geoeducation & capacity building important?Kibera , KenyaDharavi, Mumbaihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/56685562@N00/2340042701http://www.flickr.com/photos/8485582@N07/7365580810GIS tools play a key role in helping find solutions to global societal challenges

  • HungerPovertyInnovation

    www.godan.info

    Godan exists to respond to particular challenges and foster innovations to meet them*

  • Join the GODAN Capacity Development WG

    The objectives of this working group

    Promote open data knowledge, increase awareness of ongoing open data initiatives, innovations and good practices

    Advocate for collaborative efforts agriculture and nutrition open data initiatives through knowledge sharing among capacity development activities

    Advocate programs, good practices, and lessons learned that enable the use of open data. Promote capacity development and diversity of open data users for a more effective accessibility, use, engagement and understand of open data

  • Geo for All - Making Geospatial education and opportunities accessible to allImage Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

  • First my thank you to the global Geo for All community that made this possible

    Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and teaching globally as part of the ICA-OSGeo MoU

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  • June 2010Geo for All started from very humble beginnings

    Aim Build research and teaching infrastructure worldwide

    Problem No initial funding!

    Biggest Strength amazing support from colleagues and students

    Open Source Geospatial Lab founding meeting at UoN

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  • Image Credit :NASA/ESAStarting from Nothing is powerful

  • Who are we?Government organisations, academia, industry, startups, NGOs , teachers, students, FOSS4G 2013 @Nottingham

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  • We are Global community

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  • It is all about learning and sharing

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  • Open GIS Summer School in Girona

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  • And empowering the next generation

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  • Aim

    Establishing GIS research and training opportunities

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  • We are Multi disciplinary

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  • We are all passionate about Research and Education

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  • UN Global Service centre, Brindisi, Italy 7-11 March 2016

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    Education + Empowerment = Geo4All

  • Need for Open Principles

    Open source software.

    Open data.

    Open standards.

    Open access to research publications.

    Open education resources

    GeoForAll fundamentally is based on Open Principles

  • Science is NOT a Black Box

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  • Agricultural modelling*

    Models may be made to operate at a given scale but they have an impact at different scales and upscaling /extrapolation or dowscaling may be required/desired at some point!*

  • from prototyping to operational a multidisciplinary project between

    Crop sciences / Plant Sciences /Agronomy &Geospatial Sciencesgenetic & phenotypic & trait informationagricultural & environmental informationgeospatial architecture & data & models management

    GRASP Geospatial Resource for Agricultural Species and Pests

    Geospatial Resource for Agricultural Species and Pests with integrated workflow modelling to support Global Food Security (GRASP-GFS) (2013)

    Didier Leibovici, Sean Mayers el.al

  • Generic workflow of the GRASP projectuse and reuse of available information*Includes risks (p d w)

    Workflow as a computational model but also as set and order of tasks to achieve*

  • GRASPplatform

    part of CropBASE (CFF)*

  • Spatial Patterns in the genetic variation of Bambara groundnut*Roberto Santos et al. 2016

  • Geospatial Standards (for ex. OGC spec.)Maturity of open source software (for ex. OSGeo stack)Open DataAbility for showing the operation of general laws is fundamental for scientific research Unique convergence of many key developments that made Open Geospatial Science possible

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  • Join the GODAN Local Farming Challenge @NASA Europa Challenge 2017

  • Organisors

  • GODAN Local Farming ChallengeWe invite innovative ideas on Urban farming from students worldwide

    Some examples:

    mapping for optimal linking of local farming community directly with potential customers tools for visualising spatio-temporal aspects of local farming ideas for helping reducing wastage (for example real time linking with local food banks) etc.

  • Have a look at previous projects

  • Criteria

  • Prize1000 Euro in total for the best student team in Agriculture challenge using open data sources

    Certificates from NASA and GODAN for all participants

  • More details at

    http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it

  • Why Openness in GeoAgri? helps in harnessing the potential of GeoAgri for Informed Decision Making empowerment of staff and studentscapacity buildingdeveloping creative and open minds in students which is critical for building open innovation contributes to building up Open Knowledge for the benefit of the whole society and for our future generations.

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  • Represents the individual content creator on the World Wide Web

    Building an open source, open standards, open data research framework for AgriGISKey advantages

    Scalable

    Interoperability

    Accelerate Innovation

    Low costs

    No proprietary lockin

    Benefits wider community

    The technology can be inexpensive, easy to use, and open to all.

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  • Why - Social ResponsibilityMaking resources including software and data openly available offers an opportunity for knowledge to be shared widely so as to increase learning opportunities. Example Collaborating with educational initiatives like gvSIG BatovFor details contact:Sergio Acosta y Larasacosta@dntopografia.gub.uy Alvaro Anguixaanguix@gvsig.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo

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  • Thanks to all colleagues in the Geo for All initiative

    http://www.geoforall.org

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  • Image Credit :NASA/ESASynergies of joining minds on a common mission makes the seemingly impossible possibleLet us all join to eradicate extreme poverty and enable shared prosperity for all

    Geo for All Empowering communities for a better world

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    Godan exists to respond to particular challenges and foster innovations to meet them**

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    Models may be made to operate at a given scale but they have an impact at different scales and upscaling /extrapolation or dowscaling may be required/desired at some point!*Workflow as a computational model but also as set and order of tasks to achieve**

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