Imagine having all the data about grapevines accessible in a single place
The European network INTEGRAPE seeks the complete integration of information about one of the oldest crop — grapevines — and their main products: wine, table grapes and raisins. In particular, the world grape and wine industries will have access to full and up-to-date information to meet their major challenges: to improve grape berry quality and produce better wines, while limiting the use of pesticides and adapting the wine industry to the threats of climate change.
New techniques allow the study of thousands of grapevine and grape characteristics at once, which generates huge datasets that are only manageable with the support of dedicated informatics tools. These datasets are also usually generated in different non-standardised formats across research laboratories, and stored on researcher laboratory computers or as local databases, which makes them poorly accessible for further use.
Establish an open, international, and representative network that integrates data from existing resources in a cost-effective manner, as well as making interoperable grapevine dataset and tools available in a secure and standardized format.