WP11 - 06/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 11.11 – Greek End-users open days report
Authors: Spyros Vyzantinopoulos, Dimitrios Katsantonis
The Greek Open day was held on 20 December 2016 in Thessaloniki. Aiming to the dissemination of the event a fruitful collaboration with the Central Macedonia Prefecture was established. Thus, after the project’s press release another one was officially released by the prefecture at a National level. The ERMES event was very successful since the audience included more than 80 participants, consisting of rice growers, agronomists, civil servants, traders, millers, cooperatives, journalists etc. The Greek Open Day was very successful indeed and served its purposes on the dissemination of the projects’ results among the Greek end-users and stakeholders, who were present at the event. Furthermore, due to the press attention, the ERMES project was also disseminated among the general population. Thus, besides the agro-sector, a part of the European taxpayers was informed regarding on how their tax money are invested from funding of European research projects.
WP3 - 06/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 3.4 – ERMES services user satisfaction report v1
Authors: Francesco Nutini, Mirco Boschetti, Monica Pepe, Lorenzo Busetto, Daniela Stroppiana, Tommaso Guarnieri, Valentina Pagani, Dimitris Katsantonis, Gonçal Grau, Javier Garcia Haro, Francesco Holecz, Sven Casteleyn
In the framework of the ERMES project, the interaction with User involves the evaluation of the “Satisfaction” of the activities, products and services provided during the project. Final assessment of the “User satisfaction” was achieved at the end of the second year of demonstration (2016). In detail, the activities focused on:
  • Continuous interaction with Users to describe products meaning and to support the exploitation of the products in their operation workflow,
  • Customization of the “Evaluation Form”, taking into account hint/comments given with the first year of demonstration (2015),
  • Collection of user feedback both in the form of questionnaires and as results from organized User days and bilateral meeting.
According to the DoW, the satisfaction factors coming from the End-user requirements (task 3.1) are expressed in terms of delivery timeliness, quality and service reliability. The possibility to include the service in the Users existing workflow and the Users’ willingness to spend money for ERMES services in the future were also evaluated. Important aspect related to user expectation vs perceived/existing barriers (technical and practical) were also assessed. In summary, the deliverable include: I) A description of the strategy adopted by the consortium to interact with Users in order to have their feedback on the second year demonstration (Section 1); II) An overall synthesis of the obtained feedback received by user useful to i) analyse the interest in the proposed services/product, ii) assess maturity of proposed services and iii) understand the value of project results also in the framework of business exploitation (Section 2); III) A detailed report of the evaluation activities conducted for the demonstration of ERMES product/services provided to European (Section 3) and West Africa users (Section 4). For each users it is provided: a) recap of User’s interest in ERMES services and a summary of the exploited products, b) a summary of the User evaluation form template and feedbacks given during bilateral meetings or open days, and c) a “l Lessons learnt” from two year of demonstration and future scenario.
WP11 - 05/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 11.9 – Project scientific publications
Authors: Lorenzo Busetto (CNR – IREA)
This deliverable provides a list of ERMES scientific publications (published or under review), divided according to the type of publication:
  • Articles on peer-reviewed scientific journals (National or International) - Table 1
  • Proceedings for scientific conferences (National or International) - Table 2
  • Abstracts for scientific conferences (National or International) - Table 3
A list of scientific publications currently in advanced phase of writing is also reported in Table 4. For each publication, details about its publication status are provided, as well web links to the publication (when available).
WP11 - 02/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 11.10 – ERMES Italian open days report
Authors: Tommaso Guarneri, Francesco Nutini, Dimitrios Katsantonis, Lorenzo BUsetto
The final ERMES Local Service open day was held on 14th of December 2016 at the premises of the commodity exchange of Mortara (PV, Italy) and had the main objective of discussing and demonstrating products and services developed during the ERMES project.The second Italian Open day was dedicated to the regional end-users, and it was held in Milano in IREA-CNR premises in 12/01/2017 and attended by representatives of the different ERMES end-users as well as from other Institutions interested in the ERMES results. This deliverable provides a brief report of the two open days, focusing on their agenda and on the interactions occurred with end users. The presentations used during the meetings are also reported in Annex, as well as the questionnaires compiled during the Local open day.  
WP9 - 02/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 9.9 – RRS products package for Extra European demonstration case
Authors: Lorenzo Busetto, Luca Gatti
This deliverable summarizes the main ERMES products generated during the second year of demonstration (2016) for what concerns the Extra-European case study areas, in the form of simple tables briefly describing the produced datasets, for both the Senegal River Valley and the Gambia.
WP9 - 02/02/2017
(English) Deliverable 9.4 – Report of Regional service demonstration for the three case studies: second year v1
Authors: Francesco Holecz, Luca Gatti, Massimo Barbieri (SARMAP) Manuel Campos-Taberner, Javier Garcia-Haro, Gonçal Grau Muedra (UVEG) Lorenzo Busetto, Mirco Boschetti, Luigi Ranghetti (CNR-IREA), Filomena Romano, Elisabetta Ricciardelli, Mariassunta Viggiano (IMAA), Valentina Pagani, Roberto Confalonieri, Tommaso Guarneri (UMIL), Carlos Granell, Sven Casteleyn (UJI)
During spring, summer and autumn 2016, ERMES partners in charge for the generation of the different ERMES regional products worked on the production of the different foreseen products. Additional effort was dedicated in particular by CNR-IREA and UMIL to guarantee integration and well-functioning of the data-flow to/from the WARM modelling solutions and the ERMES datasets used as its inputs, and by UJI to allow automatic addition of new ERMES product datasets in the ERMES regional geoportal. This deliverable summarizes the main achievements of the second year of demonstration in the three European regional study areas by briefly describing i) the final products/services generated during the second year of demonstration exploiting the processing chains improved on the basis of analysis of 2015 results, and ii) the way in which they were used in the general context of the project, and disseminated to end-users, on a per-product base.
WP11 - 31/01/2017
(English) Deliverable 11.12 – Spanish Endusers open days report
Authors: Javier García-Haro, Manuel Campos-Taberner, Gonçal Grau, Sven Casteleyn, Carlos Granell, Dimitrios Katsantonis
This document contains a report of the final Spanish open day conducted by the representatives of ERMES partners UVEG and UJI with current and potential Spanish end-users: cultivators, rice technicians, agro-businesses and authorities. The meeting was held in the CRDO (Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen Arroz de Valencia) on 15th of December 2016. It was planned in order to demonstrate to present and future Spanish end-users and stakeholders the capabilities of the already operative ERMES tools, and how to work with them.
WP6 - 30/01/2017
(English) Deliverable 6.8 – Report on Customized model for high resolution monitoring system at local scale v1
Authors: Roberto Confalonieri, Ermes Movedi (UMIL)
This report presents the version 1 of the ERMES-WARM local modelling solution. This solution simulates most of the relevant processes related to the qualitative and quantitative performances of rice cropping systems. Like the previous version, the current (final) version of the solution is realized according to the state of the art of the software technology applied to agricultural system models and is integrated in the Regional Rice ERMES Service to provide users with an agro-monitoring system for yield estimates and hazard alarming. Compared to the previous version (v0) of the local modelling solution, some changes were applied (analogously to those applied to the regional modelling solution), and their discussion and explanation are the focus of this report. The general architecture of the solution and other features (unchanged compared to the previous version) are described in ERMES deliverable D6.7.
WP8 - 30/01/2017
(English) Deliverable 8.4 – ERMES Regional products technical and scientific validation report v1
Authors: Manuel Campos-Taberner, Javier García-Haro (UVEG), Francesco Holecz (SARMAP), Lorenzo Busetto, Monica Pepe, Daniela Stroppiana (CNR-IREA), Filomena Romano, Elisabetta Riciardelli (CNR-IMAA) Valentina Pagani, Carlo Gilardelli (UMIL)
This deliverable document reports on the technical and scientific validation of the ERMES Regional Products and Information Services.The aim of this document is to detail the validation conducted during the 2016 rice season in the following regional products:
  • ERMES Product Regional 1: Rice crop maps
  • ERMES Product Regional 2: Phenological maps
  • ERMES Product Regional 3: Multitemporal Leaf Area Index maps
  • ERMES Product Regional 4: Regional meteorological maps
  • ERMES Information Services
WP6 - 30/01/2017
Authors: Roberto Confalonieri, Ermes Movedi (UMIL)
This document aims at presenting the release of the version 1 of the ERMES-WARM regional modelling solution. The software, composed of two Microsoft C# libraries, is briefly described. A link to a repository is provided, where consortium members can download the source code and the related documentation.