The 6P Project and the Nordic Phenotyping Network

The Nordic Public Private Partnership Plant Phenotyping Project (6P) was established in 2015 as a public private partnership project financed by NordGen. The University of Copenhagen Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences coordinates the project.

The project is in its third phase with two previous phases running from 2015-2018 and 2018-2020. The third phase of the project will run between 2021-2023.

NPPN Field Day in Finland 2017.

Nordic Public Private Partnership Plant Phenotyping Project – Phase 3

The initial focus of the 6P project was the application of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in field phenotyping and development of high throughput field phenotyping methods. The current, 3rd phase of the project will focus on operationalization of technologies and methods developed during phases 1 and 2. It will advance collaboration between partners into data driven breeding using phenotypic data from the plant-soil-climate model DAISY to understand interactions between genotypes, local environments, climate and management.

Nordic Plant Phenotyping Network

An integral part of the 6P project is the establishment of the Nordic Plant Phenotyping Network (NPPN). The NPPN aims to facilitate and promote the exchange of information between Nordic research institutions, Nordic plant breeding companies and industry technology providers to promote and support the dynamic development of high-throughput field phenotyping methodologies, technologies and practical implementation of progress through end-user involvement and knowledge sharing.

Key network activities support these objectives, include annual workshops and Field Days. This serves as a basis to integrate experiences and methods from the R&I portion of the 6P project with ongoing Nordic pre-breeding and field phenotyping efforts. 

The NPPN furthermore aims to function as a part of the international community of phenotyping networks.