Progetto di ricerca

EMPHASIS-PREP: European Infrastructure for multi-scale Plant Phenomics and Simulation for food security in a changing climate (DBA.AD001.101)

Area tematica

Scienze bio-agroalimentari

Area progettuale

Intensificazione sostenibile delle produzioni agroalimentari e forestali (DBA.AD001)

Struttura responsabile del progetto di ricerca

Dipartimento Scienze bio-agroalimentari

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Sustainable food security and increasing availability of plant biomass for human nutrition and bioindustries is the key challenge for the coming decades. The analysis of crop performance with respect to structure, function, quality and interaction with the environment ("phenotyping") remains the bottleneck for the exploitation of crop genetic diversity required for the enhancement of plant productivity and progress in plant breeding. This requires substantial and concerted action to develop and to increase the availability of phenotyping infrastructures. The European Strategic.Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) has identified "Plant Phenotyping" as a priority for the European research area and EMPHASIS has been listed on the ESFRI ROADMAP as an infrastructure project to develop and implement a pan-European plant phenotyping infrastructure. The project EMPHASIS-PREP will provide the basis for the establishment the legal framework, the business plan and preparation of an information system for a sustainable and innovative pan-European infrastructure for plant phenotyping within the framework of EMPHASIS. EMPHASIS-PREP will establish a transparent, open and inclusive process, t


Defining the structural and financial infrastructure development and, criteria for a sustainable operation of the PPI to:
o develop and implement criteria and standards for good phenotyping practice as a basis for the establishment and
interoperability of PPP within EMPHASIS (and beyond) for each types of PPI having different demand and structures;
o map the existing rules/ models for operational costs in the infrastructures;
o develop basic rules and implementation for cost models;
o evaluate how stringent common rules of cost need to be established within EMPHASIS.
o define life cycle of PPI with cost models for different scenarios.
o identify funders and financial support modes by the ministries, funding agencies, industry.
The activities are closely linked to the User demand analysis (WP3)

Data inizio attività


Parole chiave

Plant Phenotyping, Breeding, Non-Invasive Methods, Modelling

Ultimo aggiornamento: 10/12/2023