ENVRI community contributes to ENVRI-Hub NEXT: Advancing Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Data Access

Eight Environmental Research Infrastructures (ACTRIS ERICAnaEE ERICEPOS ERICEuroArgo ERICIAGOSICOS ERICLifeWatch ERIC and eLTER) are integral of the ENVRI-Hub NEXT project that will bring the gateway to interdisciplinary environmental research data – ENVRI-Hub – to the NEXT level. Launched on February 1, 2024, and funded by Horizon Europe under Call: HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01, the project convenes a consortium of 21 partners for a face-to-face meeting at the EGI Foundation in Amsterdam’s Science Park from February 6 to 8, 2024.

Project Overview

ENVRI-Hub NEXT aims to expand multidisciplinary environmental sciences by fostering operational synergies between the participating environmental research infrastructures and beyond. The project leverages complementarities in data and services provision, enhancing the integration of cutting-edge information technology and contributing to a more integrated, productive, and globally competitive ENVRI Science Cluster.


Objectives and Ambition

The participating ENVRIs are actively contributing to addressing the growing demand for environmental scientific knowledge. Our involvement aligns with the project’s goal of further integrating research infrastructures across subdomains (Atmosphere, Marine, Solid Earth, and Biodiversity/Ecosystems) and horizontally, with the e-infrastructures to leverage the full potential of the ENVRI cluster for integrated environmental research.

To transform integrated Earth observation into a concept for a global climate observation system, ENVRI-Hub NEXT aligns with the World Meteorological Organization’s set of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) and global climate indicators. These variables provide empirical evidence crucial for understanding and predicting climate evolution, guiding mitigation and adaptation

Project Duration and Impact

The project is coordinated by the EGI Foundation and is set to run until January 2027, contributing to the European Open Science Cloud and promoting collaboration across environmental research infrastructures.

More information

For more information on the ENVRI community’s role and contributions, please contact communications(at)envri.eu. Stay tuned for the official project website launch at www.envri-hub-next.eu. In the mean time, follow our updates on LinkedIn or X.