Module 7 – Data
Within NPEC all modules have imaging and sensor systems that acquire data first on local hard drives within local PC’s. NPEC has designed a data frame work in which data is automatically synchronized from these local PC’s to a cloud environment at SURF. The NPEC data module has developed the data structure and data processing steps from raw sensor data to interpreted usable information for each sensor for all modules. To organise how the data is stored and structured. For the (large) file storage and metadata organisation NPEC is using iRods, for the information layer NPEC is using PHIS, a phenotyping information system approach developed by INRAE in France.
This module is currently being built at Wageningen University & Research.
NPEC's ecotron module consists of a range of fully closed and controlled mesocosm systems that allow for real-life plant (agro-) ecosystem analyses in real time.
Plant-Microbe Interactions phenotyping
NPEC's Helios phenotyping facility for the quantitive description of shoot architectural traits and the localisation and quantification of fluorescent proteins expressed by plant shoots or associated microorganisms.
Multi-Environment climate chamber
NPEC's multi-environment module will host a series of 15 small climate chambers with the highest level of homogeneity in temperature, humidity and light intensity available.
High-Throughput Phenotyping climate chamber
The climate cells in this research module can be used to analyse thousands of plants in a single experiment.
The fully automated NPEC greenhouse is equipped with conveyors and gantries to collect large scale phenotypic data.
The NPEC Open Field module consists of one easily transportable vehicle, the TraitSeeker and three UAVs, all equipped with state-of-the-art sensors.