The Agriculture Virtual Laboratory is a system that enables researchers to access, share, visualise, process and validate a variety of relevant data sets. Moreover, algorithms and workflows developed within the virtual laboratory may be published and shared, thus fostering collaboration at all stages of research.
To this end, the AVL system integrates several components:
- a web-based Workspace including a Jupyter Service, a visualisation service, the interface to the Thematic Processing subsystem, and an overview of own data and algorithms,
- the Thematic Processing Subsystem offering an engine for numerous common workflows and tools for agriculture research, e.g. Sen2Agri and Sen4CAP but also generic tools such as SNAP, gdal, and Orfeo,
- the Exploitation Subsystem providing convenient access to all data in a common analysis-ready format thus greatly facilitating the development and execution of complex workflows involving multiple datasets
- the data access layer, connecting heterogeneous data sets from different sources to AVL, hence greatly decreasing the burden of data management for researchers.