Food and Agriculture organization is partecipating in the H2020 project “BDE: Integrating Big Data, Software & Communities for Addressing Europe’s Societal Challenges”, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

FAO has organized this webinar as part of the AIMS@Webinars seriesthat will introduce you to the Big Data Europe (BDE) Platform (BDI), the aim of which is to make big data simpler, cheaper and more flexible than ever before. The webinar will also present the use case pilot demonstrator - VITIS, that is being developed by Agroknow with support from the BDE Horizon 2020 project. VITIS exploits core technologies for serving specific real-world problems of the Viticulture Research Community by assessing research results produced through Basic and Applied Research.

BDE provides support mechanisms for all the major aspects of a data value chain, in terms of the employed data and technology assets, the participating roles and the established or evolving processes.

The effectiveness of the provided support mechanisms will be assessed in different domains pertaining to Europe’s major societal challenges with respect to the needs and requirements of the related communities.

One of the core data challenges addressed by the BDE project is food and agriculture, where FAO, as partner, has the role to engage the community, to understand data and technologies used and needed, and select use cases.

BDI is an open source platform based on Docker - today’s virtualization technique of choice. It can work on your local development machine, or on hundreds of nodes connected in a swarm.

It has been proven to meet the different requirements of each one of BDE’s pilots that address the European Commission’s 7 Societal Challenges. The platform can be run in house, or can be hosted by vendors like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. The base Docker platform is enriched with a layer of supporting services, helping setup and maintenance.

In order to partecipate send your request at containing: Subject: AIMS@Webinar_BDI, name, email and affiliation.

Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration for the Webinar, along with the login instructions.

Keywords: Open data, Public/private
Useful for activity: Capacity development

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