Two new EU projects in the field of food research started this year: FNS-Cloud and METROFOOD-PP
Department of Environmental Sciences (O2) is involved in two new ISO-FOOD projects: FNS-Cloud (Food Nutrition Security Cloud) and METROFOOD-PP (METROFOOD-RI Preparatory Phase Project)
Starting in October 2019, the FNS-Cloud H2020 funded project (2019-2023) gathers an international consortium of 35 organisations, coordinated by RTDS, planning to overcome fragmentation problems by integrating existing Food Nutrition Security data, which is essential for high-end, pan-European FNS research, addressing FNS, diet, health, and consumer behaviours as well as on sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy. The project would address the increased complexity of data sharing and analysis as well as reproducibility within and across scientific disciplines, as well as the sharp growth in data volumes. Although the components needed to create a first generation Food Cloud are largely there, they are fragmented, spread over the EU Member States and across different scientific communities, and lack interoperability. In the project three different JSI departments are involved: Computer System (E7), Knowledge Technologies (E8) and Environmental Sciences (O2).
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METROFOOD-PP: METROFOOD-RI Preparatory Phase Project aims to develop the organizational, operational and strategic framework of METROFOOD-RI – EC Research Infrastructures for “Health & Food”. METROFOOD-RI “Infrastructure for promoting Metrology in Food and Nutrition” is a new EU Research Infrastructure of global interest included in ESFRI Roadmap (Domain “Health and Food”) in 2018. Its general objective is to enhance scientific cooperation and encourage interaction between the various stakeholders, as well as the creation of a common and shared base of data, information and knowledge. It is characterized by several activities: collection, dissemination and sharing information on principles, terminology, tools and metrological needs in food and nutrition; harmonization and integration of food composition databases; development of new standardized tools for food quality, safety and authenticity. The project consists of 48 partners from 18 countries including Slovenia.