The EMPHASIS project  aims at a synergistic development and long-term operation of plant phenotyping infrastructure in Europe and methods for multi-scale phenotyping, allowing one to analyze genotype performance and trait diversity in current and future European environmental conditions.
EMPHASIS aims at:
- Developing an integrated pan-European network of instrumented phenotyping platforms able to test genotypes in a diversity of agro-climatic scenarios, in controlled and field conditions.
- Linking data acquisition to a European-level data management system and to state-of-the art crop models to simulate plants and crops in current and future climates.
- Developing, evaluating and disseminating novel technologies, thereby providing new opportunities to European SMEs involved in phenotyping and precision agriculture.
The open-source Phenotyping Hybrid Information System (PHIS)  has been proposed to organize these data and make it accessible to the scientific community. PHIS has already been deployed in several French platforms for high throughput plant phenotyping in the PHENOME project  including field and controlled conditions.
PHIS is being tested in several European platforms and has the potential for rapid diffusion among European infrastructures (e.g. different nodes of the European partners of the EMPHASIS project ) because of its flexibility and its ability to integrate, manage and visualize multi-source and multi-scale data.
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) infrastructure can largely help deploying PHIS among for European partners thanks to significant computational and storage resources. EGI is a also a great framework to share data better than what could be achievable in local computing centers.
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