e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Improving the management of nitrate pollution in water by the use of isotope monitoring: the delta N-15, delta O-18 and delta B-11 triptych


In spite of increasing efforts to reduce nitrogen inputs into ground water from intensive agriculture, nitrate (NO3) remains one of the major pollutants of drinking-water resources worldwide, with NO3 levels approaching the defined limit of 50mgl1 in an increasing number of water bodies. Determining the source(s) of contamination in water is an important first step for improving its quality by emission control. The Life ISONITRATE project aimed at showing the benefit of a multi-isotope approach (15N and 18O of NO3, and 11B), in addition to conventional hydrogeological analysis, to track the origin of NO3 contamination in water. Based on land use and local knowledge, four distinct cases were studied: (1) natural soil NO3, (2) natural denitrification, (3) single source of NO3 pollution and (4) multiple sources of NO3 pollution. Our results show the added value of combining isotope information, compared to knowledge based on local authorities' experience, land use and the classical' chemical approach, by efficiently identifying the number and type of NO3 source(s) for each watershed studied.

  • FR
  • BE
  • Ghent_Univ (BE)
  • BRGM (FR)
  • VITO_Flemish_Inst_Technol_Res (BE)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • sensors
Document type

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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Ghent_Univ (BE)
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e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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