New phenotyping tools

We have recently published a new 2D and 3D low-cost plant phenotyping systems, available for download at:


Edinburgh Plant Science


Edinburgh Plant Science assembles over 600 plant scientists and social scientists that collectively provide wide-ranging expertise and capability in food security, environmental sustainability and related policy.

Our partners include: University of Edinburgh (UoE), Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the Forestry Commission (FC) and Heriot-Watt University (HW).


Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping

The overriding goal is not only to identify key but unsolved problems and expose the current state-of-the-art, but also to broaden the field and the community. Since plant phenotyping is an important aspect of agriculture and will support the sustainability of our planet and its inhabitants, having new vision scientists enter this field is more crucial than ever.


Plant Phenotyping Datasets

A collection of benchmark datasets in the context of plant phenotyping. These are intended for the development and evaluation of computer vision and machine learning algorithms.


BRL Centre for Machine Vision (CMV)

The Centre aims to solve practical computer vision problems with direct application to the real world. The group’s particular excellence lies in the sub-fields of three-dimensional reconstruction and surface inspection.


International Plant Phenotyping Network

International Plant Phenotyping Network is an association representing the major plant phenotyping centers.

Predictive Plant - Edinburgh 3D Plant Imaging Platform

Predictive Plant - Edinburgh 2D Multi-Plant Imaging Platform

Predictive Plant - Edinburgh Predictive Modelling

Predictive Plant - Edinburgh Root Imaging Platform



UK Plant Phenomics Network (UKPPN) is a UK community focused on plant phenotyping and is organised around existing and developing platforms, while engaging the widest possible participation from different disciplines, academic, industry and policy makers.



EMPHASIS results from long term consistent development funded by both Member States and the European Commission through the Research Infrastructure programmes.

Key elements in the establishment of EMPHASIS are funding and establishment of national plant phenotyping platforms which were also closely interaction in European research infrastructure and networking projects.