Contribution Networking Session - User
Helsinki University, Main Building - Room 8
Grid and cloud services for the agricultural community
The European Grid Infrastructure provides (among others) grid and cloud powered services to user communities in order to cover their infrastructure needs for data processing. One of the communities that over the past years have been increasing its needs for access to such services for powerful and large-scale data processing is the agricultural community. Initiatives such as the FP7 agINFRA project has been trying to fill this gap, by creating an e-infrastructure and integrated services specified for the agriculture community. Under this scope, this networking session will try to bring together stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas regarding the needs of the agricultural community from e-infrastructures (such as EGI), and outline some available solutions and joint plans. The expected outcome is to receive feedback from the needs of such specific community as well as gather the perspectives of the participants through a constructive dialogue. This networking session will provide useful input for the planned EGI Virtual Team targeting specific needs of the agriculture community including national projects such as Agrodat.hu.