Further Integration of RIs related to terrestrial ecosystem research
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This study analyses the existing European landscape of Research Infrastructures in the terrestrial domain from different perspectives: underlying scientific concepts, relation to Grand Challenges, potentials of co-location, and coverage in national roadmaps/national research concepts of terrestrial ecosystem and biodiversity research. It outlines the perspectives of cooperation and concludes that seven further steps are necessary to achieve the desired degree of integration and cooperation.
- Core variables (for observation and experimentation) supporting essential indicators for ecosystem function, as well as Grand Challenge related essential carbon and biodiversity variables, should be developed, listed and their measurements standardized among Research Infrastructures.
- For those core variables, core competences of Research Infrastructures should be defined and used in cross-RI services in order to avoid doubling efforts and diverging standards.
- For the described cross-RI cooperation, advanced governance models for need to be developed.
- National roadmaps should be designed towards integrated approaches serving the broad scientific and societal spectrum in a comprehensive way.
- Co-location of observations by different Research Infrastructures and between observations and experiments is a straightforward strategy and should formally be developed towards “Cooperative ENVRI Master Sites” (CEMS).
- Data interoperability needs to be further developed.
- A proper strategic framework has to be established beyond the usual runtime of EC projectsto support clustering over at least a decade for the process addressed in this report. ENVRIplus can be seen here as a guiding example.
|Title||D12.3 Further integration of research infrastructures related to terrestrial ecosystem research including recommendations on co-locating research sites on national and international level|
|Work package||WORK PACKAGE 12 – A framework for environmental literacy|
|Leading beneficiary||ICOS ERIC / University of Helsinki|
|Authors||Werner L Kutsch (ICOS ERIC)|
|||Michael Mirtl (eLTER (EAA))|
|||Jaques Roy (AnaEE (CNRS))|
|||Jesús Miguel Santamaría Ulecia (Lifewatch ERIC)|
|||Jaana Bäck (University of Helsinki)|
|||Herbert Haubold (EAA)|
|||Abad Chabbi (INRA)|
|Accepted by||Florian Haslinger, WP 12 leader|
|Deliverable due date||2017-12-31/M31 (after amendment)|
|Actual Date of Submission||2017-12-31/M31|
|Project internal reviewers||Technical Reviewer: Mairi Best (EMSO; ENVRIplus Theme 4 Leader)|
|||RI Reviewer: Jacco Konijn (University of Amsterdam)|
|30.10.2017||Draft for comments|
|4.12.2017||Corrected version for review|
|31.12.2017||Accepted by Florian Haslinger (WP leader)|