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.

You can access and play with the graphs:

Discover all records
Home page


Groundwater assessment and mapping


The conversion of rural land from farming and forest cover to uses for housing and commercial development has significant adverse impacts on ecological, environmental, and natural resources. When housing is developed in rural areas without the extension of public infrastructure for water and sewage, these developments must draw on groundwater, mostly from private wells, for their drinking water supply, and use septic tanks with drain fields for their sewage. This type of land conversion is occurring at an accelerated pace in many parts of Virginia, particularly in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County. It is important to know the carrying capacity of the regional groundwater resource in order to ensure that there will be water and septic system absorbing capacity to support current and planned levels of development. Unfortunately County officials do not have information on the availability of regional groundwater resources. As a result, new development permits are granted without information about their long term impact on the availability and quality of the resource on which the majority of private homes depend for their water supply. This project extends the work of a previous Capstone to assess the availability and quality of groundwater from private wells in Albemarle County, and map the results for use by County planners in making decisions about the location and intensity of development across the county. The study draws upon a review of the literature on groundwater assessment, natural resource conservation, smart growth, and collaborative environmental problem solving, including a review of State programs, resources at the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey, and a survey of four states in the Blue Ridge geological region. Finding little consistent guidance in the literature on either groundwater assessment methodology, data management, or use of results in decision making, the project developed its own methodology for groundwater assessment using the community of Ivy, in Western Albemarle County as a case study. Groundwater assessment was done using samples from private wells tested with a kit developed by a previous Capstone project. The results were consolidated with data on well construction, flow rate, and water quality, maintained by the Virginia Department of Health, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; and the County Office of Groundwater Resources. The well water assessment results were mapped in ArcGis, and presented to members of a project advisory board for user testing decision-making about regional development based on groundwater capacity information. Detailed user testing is planned for members of the County Board of Supervisors, and other representatives of stakeholder groups with an interest in land use in Albemarle County and surrounding areas. The results of this work are expected to serve as a model for natural resource assessment and use in development planning for other communities nationwide confronting the issue of urban sprawl and its impact on rural areas.

  • US
  • Univ_Virginia_UVa (US)
Data keywords
  • data management
Agriculture keywords
  • farming
Data topic
  • big data
  • information systems
  • knowledge transfer
  • modeling
  • decision support
Document type

Inappropriate format for Document type, expected simple value but got array, please use list format

Institutions 10 co-publis
    Powered by Lodex 8.20.3
    logo commission europeenne
    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.
    Disclaimer: The sole responsibility of the material published in this website lies with the authors. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.