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Wednesday, October 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exploration hour: GEMS demo FILLING

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Exploration Hour is a time for you to choose from a variety of hands-on activities. including working with GEMS [only available today].

The University of Minnesota’s (UMN) College of Food Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Minnesota Supercomputing Institute have teamed up to create a novel data sharing and analysis platform called GEMS. This ever-expanding agroinformatics platform enables public-private, local-global research collaborations for innovation in food and agriculture. The platform allows data contributors to truly make their data functionally interoperable, via structured ontologies and data cleaning modules, and allows them to share only those data files or fields within their data that they choose to make available. The platform also enables all types of data analytics, with the goal of turning that data into actionable information. GEMS also supports a rapidly growing portfolio of data capture, analysis and sharing activities designed to make sense out of a wide variety of remote- and ground-sensed data streams.
GEMS co-innovates with a growing group of public and private partners, including CIAT, CIMMYT, CG Platform for Big Data, DArT, Embrapa, PepsiCo, University of Stellenbosch, Genomes to Field, Soil Health Partnership, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota Water Resources Center, Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center, UMN College of Science and Engineering, UMN Center for Applied Phenomics, University of Southern California, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, USDA’s Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, University of Adelaide, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi University of Science and Technology, and others. GEMS supports, and is shaped by, the International Agroinformatics Alliance (IAA), a forum of world-class scientists, policy-makers and funders across the public and private sectors at the forefront of Digital Agriculture.

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Philip Pardey

Professor, University of Minnesota
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Jim Wilgenbush

Director of Research Computing, University of Minnesota

Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT+05
Breakout 5A (212 / Bentley) ICRISAT-HQ