Joint Research Activity 1 (JRA1)

Novel techniques and methods for environmental and plant measurements, including model-assisted phenotyping

Since the overall objective of EPPN2020 is to examine the genetic diversity of responses to environmental conditions, we aim to:

  • increase the reliability and consistency of environmental characterisation across platforms
  • maximise the effectiveness of the image-based methods deployed in high-throughput installations by developing efficient, dynamic image capture and analysis techniques; Exploit 3D models of plant structure to support dynamic deployment of sensors, increasing the throughput of sensor-based methods
  • identify the consistent calibration procedures and information needed to allow the relationship between measurements made by different platforms to be understood and errors to be corrected
  • determine the robustness / complementarity of available methods through joint experiments


Leader: Xavier Draye (UCL)

+32 10 472092

Deputy Leader: Tony Pridmore (UNOTT)

+44 1159514251


EPPN2020 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731013