The identity, geographical distribution and uses of plants are essential knowledge for the development of agriculture and the management of biodiversity. This basic information is not easily accessible to concerned professionals, teachers, researchers or citizens.
Its main objective is to create an IT platform to facilitate the acquisition and collaborative exploitation of data on the plant world.
The consortium aims to develop cutting-edge research at the frontier between information and communication technologies and botanical sciences, based on the use of large datasets, knowledge and expertise in plant diversity.
To provide, through a web platform, open source software and innovative methods dedicated to plant identification and botanical data management.
This project has led to the development of other pilot projects:
A free application available on GooglePlay and the AppStore that allows everyone to identify plants from your photos.
This tool is adaptable to other flora. It is currently being evaluated on the flora of Reunion Island and can potentially concern any type of plant.