Supporting the Asian American Community
March 23, 2021
The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) would like to express outrage and grief at the loss of life, the violence, and the terror being inflicted in the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. NAPPN condemns racism and racial violence in any form and implores our whole community to stand in solidarity for justice.
As we respond to this week’s actions we remember and mourn those lost: Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon C. Park, Suncha Kim, and Yung A. Yue. We care deeply about the Asian diaspora and AAPI members of NAPPN and our hearts go out to everyone suffering.
Together we must create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We must stop the spread of misinformation and hate. The NAPPN is committed to positive cultural change and activities that demonstrate our support for equity, inclusivity and diversity.
The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) is an association of scientists and researchers in the rapidly evolving area of plant phenomics, formed as a regional partner of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN).
Vision: The field of phenomics will become so advanced that the tools that would enable researchers to analyze and quantify phenotypic data become turn-key, thus enabling plant biologists to treat phenotypic prediction as a routine component of plant biological investigation and development.
Mission: NAPPN seeks to achieve this vision by
- Accelerating the visibility and impact of advanced plant phenotyping research
- Maximizing existing synergies, identify and reduce potential bottlenecks, and facilitate collaboration spanning disciplines, locations and facilities across the region and beyond
- Incentivizing mutually beneficial research between public and private sectors
- Promoting a framework for data standards that facilitate data access and sharing
- Increasing the visibility and impact of plant phenotyping as a tool to enable plant sciences research beyond its own current research community
- Facilitating the interdisciplinary training needed for effective basic and translational plant phenotyping research
Values: The NAPPN involves diverse stakeholders including, but not limited to, researchers, developers, and consumers of phenotyping technologies across all organizational dimensions. To do so, NAPPN relies on and encourages open communication and welcomes participation by individuals from diverse backgrounds, areas of study, and organization types. Members share involvement and interest in plant phenomics and are welcome from all ranks and levels of training, stature, and expertise.