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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A warm heart for a cold fish: Moral obligations and welfare considerations in fish farming


Fish welfare is a rather new issue, given steadily increasing attention by authorities, the public and fish farmers. Fish has usually not been given considerations comparable to that given to higher vertebrates like mammals and birds. The reasons for this difference may be found in history and tradition as well as communication difficulties among species and the lack of factors making the basis for human empathy. In the western world sentience is commonly considered to be the single most important criteria for moral status, and hence moral concern and moral obligations towards animals. Current scientific knowledge, based on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and behaviour, indicates that pain perception is likely to be present at least in bony fishes (teleosts). This is setting the stage for a change of moral obligation towards fish. The understanding of the welfare concept then becomes an issue, since it determines how to judge welfare and what welfare indicators to select: obviously it is necessary to know what to measure. Substantial research efforts are needed to shed light on these issues and to unveil even basic fish needs in relation to fish welfare.

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    • knowledge
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    • farming
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    • information systems
    Ethics and the Politics of Food
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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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