Cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

Cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)



The overarching goal of ENVRI-FAIR is that at the end of the proposed project, all participating RIs (Research Infrastructure) have built a set of FAIR data services which enhances the efficiency and productivity of researchers, supports innovation, enables data- and knowledge-based decisions and connects the ENVRI Cluster to the EOSC. This goal is reached by: (A) well defined community policies and standards on all steps of the data life cycle, aligned with the wider European policies, as well as with international developments; (B) each participating RI will have sustainable, transparent and auditable data services, for each step of data life cycle, compliant to the FAIR principles; (C) the focus of the proposed work is put on the implementation of prototypes for testing pre-production services at each RI; the catalogue of prepared services is defined for each RI independently, depending on the maturity of the involved RIs; (D) the complete set of thematic data services and tools provided by the ENVRI cluster is exposed under the EOSC catalogue of services via EOSC-hub. The Objectives of ENVRI-FAIRS are to: (1) Develop further the common standards and policies for data life cycle, cataloguing, curation, provenance and service provision within ENVRIs; (2) Develop and implement in each RI the necessary tools for reaching TOP 1, thereby adopting an open approach to sharing data and software; (3) Improve skills of personnel in the RIs to develop and maintain the FAIR infrastructures through extensive training programs; (4) Increase the potential for innovation of each RI by establishing a specific ENVRI-FAIR service catalogue section in the EOSC catalogue; (5) Establish cohesion with global RI landscape, incl. RI clusters and regional/international initiatives in the environmental sector; (6) Expose thematic data services and tools from the RI catalogues to the EOSC catalogue of services at EOSC-hub, COPERNICUS, GEO.


Belem statement areas
Climate Variability
Emerging Pollutants
Ocean Observation
Ocean Resources
Ocean Technology
Polar Research
Time frame
2019 - 2022


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