Webinar: Perspective on Big Data in the CGIAR

Venue: Online
Date: Thursday February 4 2016

The Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) Community [1] in cooperation with the BigDataEurope (BDE) project [2], is pleased to announce a new webinar entitled “Perspective on Big Data in the CGIAR”[3]. The session will take place on the 04th of February 2016 – 16:00 Rome Time [4] and will be presented by Elizabeth Arnaud [5], Bioversity International [6], who is the leader of the Crop Ontology since 2008 [7].


To help reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, CGIAR must tap into Big Data.  Within the programme on Climate Change for Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), researchers have already applied Big Data analytics to agricultural and weather records in Colombia, revealing how climate variation impacts rice yields.  After defining its Open Data-Open Access strategy, CGIAR has launched an internal call for proposals for big data analytics platforms that will provide services to the Agri-Food system programmes and parners, and will interconnect the CGIAR data to other multi-disciplinary big data. The seminar will present the pespectives of the envisioned platforms.


The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information: your name, affiliation, email and country.

[1] http://aims.fao.org
[2] http://www.big-data-europe.eu/

[3] http://aims.fao.org/activity/blog/new-webinaraims-perspective-big-data-cgiar

[4] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20160204T16&p1=215&p2=108&p3=166&p4=33&p5=4&p6=269&p7=170&p8=45&p9=26&p10=370&p11=232&p12=263 [5] http://www.ingenio.upv.es/en

[5] http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about-us/who-we-are/staff-bios/single-details-bios/arnaud-elizabeth/

[6] http://www.bioversityinternational.org/

[7] http://www.cropontology.org