STELAR Joins Map of Data Sharing Initiatives (DSIs)
STELAR, the EU co-funded project developing a data management system fit for today’s needs, took a step into connecting with the broader network of data-oriented initiatives! The project can now be found on AgriDataSpace’s Data Sharing Initiatives (DSIs) Map.
Where Can You Find STELAR?
The AgriDataSpace project initiated gathering data-focused movements in one place, more precisely ongoing DSIs in Europe’s agricultural sphere.
As of recently, we are there, as well! STELAR can now be found under “EU” on the DSIs map, further advancing our endeavors of fruitful joint activities and societal changes that contribute to a more open data landscape in the EU and wider.
Even though our project, led by Athena Research Center, is not a DSI per se, we are developing solutions for usage in the agrifood data space, such as a data catalog and knowledge graph. These will assist in increasing AI-readiness of data and help sharing data assets in the Common European Agricultural Data Space!
As we gear up in our second year of the project, we will initiate more joint activities such as this one, so stay tuned in our STELAR newsroom!
The Importance of Spreading the Word on Data Initiatives
Even if a DSI is a root initiative just growing into the data ecosystem, or a mature initiative, having it listed in a repository of DSIs is crucial. That way, it is easier to map ongoing projects that will help develop a common data space in the EU, as well as help the projects interconnect and share mutually beneficial insights.
As the European Commission states in its guide for effective data sharing in the development sector, effective data sharing is vital to avoid friction, deal with societal challenges, and improve public well-being without negative externalities.
The DSIs Map plays a crucial role in fostering a holistic visualization of the evolving AgTech landscape, now navigating the intricate realms of data and cloud technologies. Facilitating knowledge exchange between experts and novices not only enhances the AgTech sector but also propels it forward into unprecedented realms of innovation and sustainability. This dynamic platform serves as a catalyst, propelling agriculture into a new era of interconnected information and collaborative growth.
Why Today’s Agricultural Landscape Needs STELAR?
STELAR is a 3-year project focused on designing and developing a Knowledge Lake Management System (KLMS) – a platform and set of tools that aim to enable simple and intelligent data discovery, AI-ready data, and semantic interoperability in food safety applications and smart agriculture.
To simplify, the STELAR KLMS will transform raw data lakes into knowledge lakes. That is crucial, as the current agrifood data landscape consists of:
- – Data dispersed in different places and forms
- – Data unfit for AI tasks and user needs
- – Subpar dataset search capabilities.
Our multifaceted aim is resolutely focused on fostering the development of a Common European Agricultural Data Space for enhanced collaboration and innovation. The developed platform and tools will support and facilitate a holistic approach for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and AI-ready (high-quality, reliably labeled) data. More precisely, our STELAR teams want to:
- – Help and assist in data discovery and reuse: Provide users with a solution that can efficiently and timely discover the right data for their needs. That will be done by enhancing data descriptions.
- – Support data linking and interoperability: Use linked data technologies to semantically enrich data descriptions and interlink entities across sources.
- – Boost data annotation and synthetic data generation capabilities: Increase automation and solidity of data annotation and labeling, thus providing AI-ready data.
- – Showcase developed tools in real life: Through 3 Pilots and their cumulative 11 use cases, STELAR will validate, evaluate, and demonstrate how the novel data management system deals with data management challenges in the agrifood data landscape.
To find out more about the three Pilots that will be testing the anticipated KLMS, please find more information below:
- – Risk prevention in food supply lines
- – Early crop growth predictions
- – Timely precision farming interventions
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