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Join our Webinar@AIMS: How much data is enough in Precision Agriculture?

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:25

Agroknow and the AIMS team are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar “How much data is enough in Precision Agriculture?”, in the context of H2020 BigDataEurope project.

The aim of the webinar is to present the most exciting areas of applied research of the Niagara College (NC) Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre team and learn more about the tools, data analysis work, partnership, collaboration and opportunities.

Dr. Mike Duncan (Industrial Research Chair), Sarah Lepp (Senior Research Associate) and Gregor MacLean (Research Project Manager) will give presentations covering the following topics:

  • Vineyard and Orchard Precision Agriculture
  • Field Topography Analysis and Yield Trends
  • Crop Yield Data Management and Analysis
  • Dynamic Crop Tracking System

So, keep a slot at your calendars on the following date:

10 May 2017  – 15:00 CET / 16:00 CEST (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between time in your location and CET/CEST time)

How to join

The session is open to everyone. For more details if you are interested in attending the webinar, please follow this link containing all the necessary information.

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Α short report from the RDA’s IGAD pre-meeting

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:46

The 9th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) took place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 7 April 2017. The RDA Plenary Meetings constitute a major event where more than 4000 members from 100 countries come together to discuss, develop and promote data-sharing and data-driven research infrastructure through Working and Interest Groups. The Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) pre-meeting took place just a couple of days before the 9th RDA plenary meeting, from 3 to 4 April 2017 and attracted more than 100 participants from all over the world.
The first day the IGAD pre-meeting included presentations related to the topics of agrisemantics, data interoperability, data sharing, as well as capacity development.

Agroknow had the opportunity to present SC2’s pilot demonstrator developed in the context of H2020 BigDataEurope project, namely VITIS, a toolkit for supporting Viticulture practice, which ranges from web-based environments for data management, and visualization to mobile apps (and sensors) for in-field data collection. The presentation focused on the heterogeneity of the supported data pool as well as the data-sharing tools and environments available for end-users. The second day of the pre-meeting was devoted to intensive discussions and interactions between the participants who had the opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience given their different scientific backgrounds.

All conclusions of the IGAD pre-meeting were brought to the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting during the Agricultural Data Interest Group session showcasing concrete plans of action in the context of RDA’s mission, opening up access to agricultural data.

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Αναζητούμε Data Engineer

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:52

Έχεις πτυχίο Πληροφορικής ή Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών ή Μηχανικού Υπολογιστών και δουλεύεις τουλάχιστον 2 χρόνια σε back end development; Είσαι από αυτούς που σε συναρπάζουν τα προβλήματα με πολλά δεδομένα και θέλεις να λύνονται πραγματικά καθημερινά προβλήματα με τη χρήση αυτών;

 Τότε σε περιμένουμε στο FOODAKAI. Στείλε μας το βιογραφικό σου στο jobs@agroknow.com με θέμα το FOODAKAI.

Θα δουλέψεις με τεχνολογίες όπως Java, MongoDB, elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash και Python. Ακόμα θα είσαι μαζί με μια ενθουσιώδη, αληθινή ομάδα που θα σε βοηθά κάθε μέρα να γίνεσαι καλύτερος, θα σε επιβραβεύει και θα σε μαθαίνει μέσα από την 10ετή εμπειρία της Agroknow.

Τι θα συμπεριλαμβάνει η θέση σου

  • θα χρησιμοποιήσεις τεχνικές για τη συλλογή πληροφορίας
  • θα εφαρμόσεις τις καλύτερες τεχνικές text mining για φιλτράρισμα και εμπλουτισμό της πληροφορίας
  • θα χρησιμοποιήσεις τεχνολογίες big data για την απόθήκευση και επεξεργασία της πληροφορίας
  • θα συνεργαστείς με την ομάδα front end του FOODAKAI

Μπορείς να μάθεις περισσότερα για εμάς, εδώ 

Πάνω από όλα όμως ελπίζουμε πως θα περνάς καλά, κάνοντας αυτό που σου αρέσει πάνω στη δουλειά σου, φτιάχνοντας μαζί μας το FOODAKAI.

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VITIS Big Data Demonstrator @ Agricultural University of Athens

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 07:32

On February 20th 2017, we had the pleasure to host a workshop at the premises of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), co-organized together with the colleagues from the Laboratory of Viticulture.

Delegates from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and more specifically from the Agricultural Information Institute and the National Science Library, were also invited to present their research activities and the Big Data infrastructures that are being implemented in CAAS, in the scope of also exchanging knowledge, experience and ideas.

The workshop provided us with the excellent opportunity to present our use case pilot demonstrator, “VITIS”, that is being developed by Agroknow with support from the BigDataEurope 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. If anything and above all, research is a data-driven process, and although huge volumes of data may be compelling at a first glance, they are meaningless to the end-user without an interpretive structure.

Some of the key features of VITIS were presented, showcasing how the grapevine-powered industry is indeed addressing cross-sector problems by using a data spectrum extremely heterogeneous and big, including satellite, weather, genomic, phenotypic data to name a few. Data which fall in one or more of the four well known “V” categories of Big Data, Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity. Data which ultimately have to be turned into Value.

The workshop also included a small tour in the Experimental and Educational Vineyard of the Agricultural University of Athens, with the aim to show our Chinese colleagues the live picture behind the VITIS demonstrator, a direct view of where data combining both volume and variety are being produced:  in the field.

More VITIS components and features are being developed as we speak, so stay tuned!

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Αναζητούμε Front End Engineer

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:11

Έχεις πτυχίο Πληροφορικής ή Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών ή Μηχανικού Υπολογιστών και δουλεύεις τουλάχιστον 2 χρόνια σε front end development; Είσαι από αυτούς που λατρεύεις τις polished front end εφαρμογές και θέλεις να λύνονται πραγματικά καθημερινά προβλήματα με τη χρήση αυτών;

Τότε σε περιμένουμε στην Agroknow.

Στην Agroknow θα δουλέψεις με τα καλύτερα MVC frameworks (JS Frameworks, web app frameworks), με συστήματα διαχείρισης περιεχομένου και με σύγχρονες προσεγγίσεις για τη σχεδίαση web applications (Material design). Ακόμα θα είσαι μαζί με μια ενθουσιώδη, αληθινή ομάδα που θα σε βοηθά κάθε μέρα να γίνεσαι καλύτερος, θα σε επιβραβεύει και θα σε μαθαίνει μέσα από την 10ετή εμπειρία της Agroknow.

Τι θα συμπεριλαμβάνει η θέση σου

  • θα μετατρέπεις mock ups σε λειτουργίες
  • θα συνεργάζεσαι με designers για την ενσωμάτωση γραφιστικών στοιχείων
  • θα συνδυάζεις APIs από διάφορες πηγές αγρονομικού ενδιαφέροντος και θα τις ενσωματώνεις σε εφαρμογές με πλούσιο περιεχόμενο
  • θα εφαρμόζεις τις καλύτερες UX μεθόδους

Προηγούμενη αποδεδειγμένη εμπειρία σε έργα και τεχνολογίες Semantic Web (RDF, SPARQL, OWL κτλ) θα εκτιμηθεί ιδιαιτέρως.

Πάνω από όλα όμως ελπίζουμε πως θα περνάς καλά, κάνοντας αυτό που σου αρέσει πάνω στη δουλειά σου και φτιάχνοντας μαζί μας το Agroknow.

Περιμένουμε το βιογραφικό σου στο jobs@agroknow.com με θέμα “Agroknow – Front End Engineer”.

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