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:
- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
UMES STEM FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND STAFF COLLABORATE TO ADDRESS CONTEMPORARY ISSUES RELATED TO ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
The Bio-Fuel, Sustainability, and Geospatial Information Technologies to Enhance Experiential Learning Paradigm for Precision Agriculture Project, recently funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) extends the environmental stewardship archetype of the preceding project titled "Environmentally Conscious Precision Agriculture: A Platform for Active Learning and Community Engagement" (completed in September 2011). The initial phase of the project to demonstrate the production of biodiesel using waste vegetable oil (WVO) from campus dining services has been successfully executed by a team of UMES students. Under the supervision of the project leaders, the students have worked in teams to collect, dewater, and filter the WVO; supported the acquisition of supplies and installation of the biodiesel processor; performed necessary titration and laboratory tests on the WVO to determine appropriate amounts of chemicals (sodium hydroxide, methanol, and sulfuric acid) to be used with a batch of WVO in the processor for the esterification and transesterification reactions; and operated and monitored the 48 hour biodiesel production and washing cycle of the processor. Besides biodiesel the process produces glycerin as byproduct. The glycerin has been used to produce soap successfully by the students. Students have also tested, gelling. tendency of different blends of biodiesel and are currently working with the UMES farm manager to identify and appropriately modify farm equipment for biodiesel use. Students are also working with the university safety office to refine safety considerations to comply with OSHA and municipality requirements. Students will be involved in managing broader logistics of scheduling the processor operation for biodiesel production and utilization, based on needs of the farm equipment. The project team plans to refine the processing of glycerin byproduct to improve the aesthetics, fragrance, and other qualitative parameters of the soap so that they may sell it for possible fund-raising efforts for selected student organizations.
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