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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Detection of Fast Landscape Changes: The Case of Solar Modules on Agricultural Land


Fast land changes may lead to new unadaptive structures and functions and may remain unnoticed causing national as well as local land survey agencies to be ineffective. This argument will be displayed by means of a real case in central Italy and by focusing on the booming sprawl of photovoltaic solar modules on arable land. In Marche Region such a change has come about with an exponential pace in terms of area coverage. The figure emerging from our experimental survey shows 800 ha of arable lands sealed over the overall regional area in less than 7 years. So far, planning permissions to install solar modules are no longer acknowledged with ease on agricultural land and the subsidies have declined. Since solar technologies are a new promising land use frontier in agricultural land, a "standstill" may not be the best policy response. Land use policies should be able to respond to rapid changes, but this starts with rapid update of the effective land use practices. A positive feedback would come from open and volunteered geo-information.

  • IT
  • BE
  • Katholieke_Univ_Leuven (BE)
  • Univ_Politecn_Marche_UNIVPM (IT)
Data keywords
  • open data
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • sensors
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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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