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Second webinar on big data in food and agriculture: Rob Lokers from Alterra, Wageningen UR, presents on 17 December 2015

The Big Data Europe project and the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) Community are pleased to announce a new webinar entitled “Big Data challenges and solutions in agricultural and environmental research”. The session will take place on the 17th of December 2015 – 11:00 CET and will be presented by Rob Lokers, project manager of ICT projects and research infrastructures at Alterra, Wageningen UR.


This webinar will provide an overview of the role of Big Data in agro-environmental research.

Agricultural and environmental researchers traditionally work with large data sets and have through time developed their ways to handle scenarios involving massive data. Current developments in ICT and (big) data science potentially provide innovative and more effective ways to do this. However there are numerous barriers and pitfalls, sometimes unknown to ICT professionals that cause initiatives to be less successful than possible. The presentation provides an overview of the current state-of-play regarding the position of Big Data in agro-environmental research, experiences from several projects and a (non-exhaustive) summary of do’s and don’ts and challenges for successfully applying Big Data technologies in this domain.


The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to, containing the following information: your name, affiliation, email and country.
Once registered, you will receive the link to the webinar.

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