Research Infrastructures and technical partners participating in ENVRI-FAIR
ENVRI-FAIR collaborates with the entire ENVRI community that includes 26 environmental research infrastructures, networks, and projects.
Read about all the ENVRI Research Infrastructures here.
However, only those infrastructures that were identified as ESFRI Projects or Landmarks (13) can directly participate in the project. They represent the core component of the Environmental domain research infrastructure landscape.
This picture illustrates all the ENVRI community research infrastructures. The ones that are marked bold are the one directly participating in ENVRI-FAIR (scroll down to read their detailed descriptions). The consortium also includes technical partners (SeaDataNet and University of Amsterdam).
List of research infrastructures directly participating in ENVRI-FAIR
COORDINATED LOND-TERM OBSERVATIONS OF ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS, CLOUDS, AND TRACE GASES IN EUROPEKey words
Atmospheric aerosols, clouds, trace gases, air quality, climate change
ACTRIS is a European RI Project aiming at integrating European ground-based stations equipped with advanced atmospheric probing instrumentation for aerosols, clouds, and short-lived gas-phase species. ACTRIS has an essential role in building new knowledge as well as in policy issues on climate change, air Associated with document Ref. Ares(2018)5931584 - 20/11/2018 824068 ENVRI-FAIR – Part B 18 quality, and long-range transport of pollutants. ACTRIS was accepted for the ESFRI Roadmap in 2016 and has entered its Preparation Phase. Coordinating institution: FMI, Finland; Coordinator: Sanna Sorvari Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: FMI, CNR, CNRS, NILU, UHEL
FOSTERING ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE THROUGH SERVICES TO RESEARCHERS AND STAKEHOLDERSKey words
Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, global changes, food security, ecosystem services, bioeconomy
Terrestrial ecosystem / Biodiversity
AnaEE is a RI for experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It support scientists in their analysis, assessment and forecasting of the impact of climate and other global changes on the services that ecosystems provide to society. AnaEE supports European scientists and policymakers to develop solutions to food security and environmental sustainability, with stimulating the growth of bioeconomy. AnaEE's building blocks in natura and in vitro experimental platforms equipped with the latest technology and sophisticated analytical and modelling platforms coupled to observation sites that will provide indispensable calibration and validation of datasets throughout Europe. Coordinating institution: INRA, France; Coordinators: Michel Boër (INRA) Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: INRA, CREA
International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea SystemsKey words
River-Sea Systems, Estuarine, Delta, Coast, Interdisciplinarity Freshwater, Marine, Research
River, Marine, Multi
DANUBIUS-RI will be a pan-European distributed research infrastructure supporting interdisciplinary research on large river-sea systems. It will fill the gap, drawing on existing research excellence across Europe, enhancing the impact of European research while maximising the return on investment. It will provide access to a range of European river-sea systems, facilities and expertise; a ‘one-stop shop’ for knowledge exchange in managing river-sea systems; access to harmonised data; and a platform for interdisciplinary research, inspiration, education and training. The RI will comprise a Hub and a Data Centre in Romania, a Technology Transfer Office in Ireland, and Supersites and Nodes across Europe. This structure will enable DANUBIUS-RI to build on existing expertise and synergies to support world-leading interdisciplinary research and innovation in freshwater-marine research. Coordinating Institution: GEOECOMAR, Romania; Coordinators: Adrian Stanica, Michael Schultz Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: GEOECOMAR, INSB, USTIR, CNR
The Distributed System of Scientific CollectionsKey words
Natural science, collections, global biodiversity
Terrestrial ecosystem / Biodiversity
DiSSCo is a new pan-European Research Infrastructure initiative of 21 European countries (114 selfsustainable collection-holding organisations) with a mission to transform a fragmented landscape of natural science collections into a coherent pan-European RI providing bio- and geo-diversity data at the scale, form and precision required in the areas of biodiversity discovery, climate change, food security, one health and the bioeconomy. DiSSCo represents the largest ever formal agreement between natural science collections globally. It directly addresses the identified gaps in the current landscape of Environmental RIs related to robust and consistent data provision of biodiversity and geodiversity as reference information for end users and other RIs. DiSSCo has applied for inclusion to the ESFRI Roadmap 2018. Coordinating institution: Naturalis, Netherlands; Coordinator: Dimitris Koureas Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: NATURALIS, CETAF
A NEXT GENERATION RESEARCH RADAR FOR THE POLAR UPPER ATMOSPHEREKey words
Atmosphere, ionosphere, space weather, radar
EISCAT_3D is a multi-static phased array radar system dedicated to observations of the Earth’s polar atmosphere above the northern Scandinavian Peninsula. The project is run by EISCAT Scientific Association an existing international research infrastructure that is currently funded and operated by research councils and funding organizations in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, China and the United Kingdom and has its headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden. The ESFRI selected EISCAT_3D for inclusion in the Roadmap 2008 for Large-Scale European Research Infrastructures. Coordinating institution: EISCAT Scientific Association, Sweden; Coordinator: Craig Heinselman Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: EISCAT_3D
INTEGRATED EUROPEAN LONG-TERM ECOSYSTEM CRITICAL ZONE & SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTUREKey words
Long-term research, cross-disciplinary, multi-domain, multi-scale, socio-ecology, in-situ
The Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) is now in the preparatory phase of formal implementation as a pan-European Research Infrastructure. The eLTER RI will comprise about 200 eLTER Sites and eLTSER Platforms from over 20 participating European countries. It will offer a wide range of European-level Central Services for different users, including access to sites and site data from multiple sources. eLTER RI will enable standard observations and analyses of the environment in a holistic manner, encompassing biological, geological, hydrological and socio-ecological perspectives. To secure the implementation of the eLTER RI, the European Commission has recently approved two major, complementary Horizon2020 projects: eLTER PLUS (Advanced Community) and eLTER PPP (Preparatory Phase). The projects will provide a major boost to scientific work at selected eLTER sites across Europe (eLTER PLUS) and thereby catalyze eLTER RI development (eLTER PPP). Both projects will start in February 2020 and will last five years.Coordinating institution: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany; Coordinator: Michael Mirtl Representing organisation in ENVRI-FAIR: EAA, BIOSENSE, UKRI-CEH
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column ObservatoryKey words
long-term in situ ocean observations, climate change, marine ecosystems, geo-hazards
EMSO is a large-scale European ESFRI RI for strategically placed, deep sea observatories with the essential scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure composed of several deep-seafloor and water-column observatories, which is deployed at key sites in European waters, spanning from the Arctic, through the Atlantic and Mediterranean, to the Black Sea. EMSO is the sub-sea segment of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security COPERNICUS initiative and significantly enhances the observational marine capabilities of European member states. EMSO ERIC has been established in January 2017. Coordinating institution: EMSO ERIC, Italy; Coordinator: Juan Jose Dañobeitia Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: EMSO ERIC
European Plate Observing SystemKey words
Solid Earth science, Plate Observing System
Solid Earth Science
EPOS is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, models, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe. With the goal of a better understanding of the active Earth system processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, unrest episodes and tsunamis as well as those driving tectonics and Earth surface dynamics. EPOS aims to build an efficient and comprehensive research platform for the Earth sciences in Europe relying on new e-science opportunities through the construction of a distributed e-infrastructure (EPOS Core Services). EPOS will allow the Earth Science community to make a significant step forward by developing new concepts and tools for accurate, durable, and sustainable answers to societal questions concerning geo-hazards and those geodynamic phenomena (including georesources) relevant to the environment and human welfare. Coordinating institution: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy, Coordinator: Massimo Cocco Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: INGV, UKRI, CNRS, UiB, BRGM, KNMI, CNR
European Research Infrastructure Consortium for observing the OceanKey words
Ocean observing system, profiling float, physics, biogeochemistry
The objectives of the Euro-Argo ERIC are to optimize, sustain and improve the European contributions to Argo and to provide a world-class service to the research (ocean and climate) and operational oceanography (COPERNICUS Marine Service) communities. Euro-Argo also aims at preparing the next phase of Argo with an extension to deeper depths, biogeochemical parameters and observations of the polar regions. The Euro-Argo RI comprises a central facility and distributed national facilities. On May 2014, the EC awarded European legal status (ERIC) to the central facility. Euro-Argo aims at developing a capacity to procure, deploy and monitor one quarter of the global network (350 floats per year including the new phase of Argo to abyssal ocean, high latitudes, European marginal seas and biogeochemical parameters) and ensure that all the data can be processed and delivered to users (both in real-time and delayed-mode). Coordinating institution: EURO-ARGO ERIC, France; Coordinator: Sylvie Pouliquen Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: EURO-ARGO ERIC, IFREMER, UKRI-BODC
In Service Aircraft for a Global Observing SystemKey words
Trace gases, clouds and aerosols, UTLS
IAGOS implements and operates a global observation system for atmospheric composition, aerosol particles and clouds by deploying autonomous instruments aboard a fleet of passenger aircraft. The European consortium behind IAGOS includes research centres, universities, national weather services, airline operators and aviation industry. IAGOS provides freely accessible data for users in science and policy including air quality forecasting, verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring, numerical weather prediction, and validation of satellite products. IAGOS AISBL was founded in January 2014. It is considered a major contributor to the in-situ component of COPERNICUS Services Atmosphere (CAMS) and Climate (C3S) and serves as contributing network to GAW. Coordinating institutions: CNRS Laboratoire d’Aerologie, France; FZJ, Germany; Coordinators: Valerie Thouret (CNRS), Andreas Petzold (FZJ) Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: CNRS, FZJ
STANDARDISED, HIGH-QUALITY & OPEN GREENHOUSE GAS DATAKey words
Greenhouse gas observations, carbon cycle, standardised measurements, data integration, ERIC
ICOS RI provides the long-term observations required to understand the present state and predict future behaviour of the global carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions. The objectives of ICOS RI are to provide effective access to a single and coherent data set to facilitate research into multi-scale analysis of greenhouse gas emissions, sinks and the processes that determine them, and to provide information, which is profound for research and understanding of regional budgets of greenhouse gas sources and sinks, their human and natural drivers, and the controlling mechanisms. ICOS RI tracks carbon fluxes in Europe and adjacent regions by observing the ecosystems, the atmosphere and the oceans through integrated national station networks, European central facilities and distributes the GHG data to the users via ICOS Carbon Portal. ICOS ERIC was established in November 2015. Coordinating institution: ICOS ERIC, Finland; Coordinator: Werner Kutsch Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: UHEL, FMI, ULUND, UVSQ, CMCC, UiB
RESHAPING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCHKey words
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Research, ICT services, Computing, Big Data, Open Data, Open Science, Cloud, Training
LifeWatch is operating an e-Infrastructure for basic research on biodiversity and ecosystems, but also supports research for the protection, management and sustainable use of biodiversity. The infrastructure includes facilities for data integration and interoperability; capabilities to create workflows of analytical and modelling tools; and a Service Centre providing special services for scientific and policy users, including training and research opportunities for young scientists. Its architecture supports access to and the integration of external resources such as data from associated infrastructures and distributed computational capacity from high performance clusters. User groups may create their own e-laboratories or e-services within the common architecture of the infrastructure. LifeWatch enables distributed large scale and collaborative systems research on biodiversity complexity. LifeWatch ERIC was established in May 2017. Coordinating institution: LifeWatch ERIC, Spain; Coordinator: Jesús Miguel Santamaría Ulecia Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: LifeWatch ERIC
BUILDING AN OBSERVING SYSTEM TO PROVIDE ADDED VALUE TO EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE IN THE HIGH-ARCTICKey words
Earth System Science, distributed RI, data sharing, access to RI, Svalbard, Arctic
www.sios-svalbard.org Contact information
The Svalbard integrated Earth observing system (SIOS) is a regional observational system for long term measurements in and around Svalbard addressing Earth System Science questions. SIOS integrates the existing distributed observational infrastructure and coordinates further development of this in order to answer the scientific questions identified. The SIOS Knowledge Center (SIOS-KC) is the central hub of SIOS offering the coordinated services identified by the partners, including integration and optimisation of the observing system, access to the research infrastructure, integration and coordination of data management and coordination of logistical services for scientists. Services are developed by the partners with coordination support from SIOS-KC. Coordinating institution: SIOS Knowledge Center through the legal entity SIOS Svalbard AS (a public limited company); Coordinator: Heikki Lihavainen Representing organisations in ENVRI-FAIR: SIOS Knowledge Center, CNR
Collaboration with the entire ENVRI community
Additional research infrastructures and other research infrastructure communities operating within the environmental landscape are engaged and utilizing the ENVRI-FAIR developments through the ENVRI community-related activities within this project.
ENVRI-FAIR will implement, further develop and test tools, methods, and services at the research infrastructure level with strong synergies across the subdomains and at the ENVRI community level. It fosters the coherent development of the leading research infrastructures towards synergies, complementarity and interoperability and supports upcoming research infrastructures according to the principles of the ENVRI community developed in ENVRI and ENVRIplus.
The figure below depicts the logical evolution from ENVRI to ENVRI-FAIR.