Organization profile

Organization profile

GEMS Informatics re-imagines the relationships between public and private data, institutions, and disciplines to inform and accelerate data-driven innovation in the food and agricultural sectors. GEMS is a joint venture led by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and Research Computing (Minnesota Supercomputing Institute and U-Spatial) at the University of Minnesota. We make genomic, environmental, management, and socioeconomic data inter-operable at varying spatial and temporal scales to generate new insights and promote new innovation partnerships. GEMS Informatics uses FAIR(ER)-findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable, ethical and reproducible practices in all it does. Producing and enabling the creation of research-ready, scientific-quality data, and turning that data into actionable information for farmers, scientists, governments or companies is what we do.

GEMS has five service areas:

  1. GEMS Platform: Smart data sharing, cleaning and analysis platform
  2. GEMS Sensing: Field-based IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and data services
  3. GEMS Exchange: Data streaming services via interoperable APIs
  4. GEMS Learning: Digital and data science education
  5. GEMS Solutions: Consulting services

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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