ENVRI-FAIR (2019–2022) connects the Environmental Research Infrastructure (ENVRI) community to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The overarching goal is that at the end of this project, all participating Research Infrastructures have built a set of FAIR data services. Such development will enhance the efficiency and productivity of researchers, support innovation and connect the ENVRI Cluster to the EOSC. Last but not least, it will enable data- and knowledge-based decisions to answer the challenges the Earth and our society are facing.
Natural and anthropogenic factors lead to environmental changes on a scale ranging from local to global. Understanding and quantification of these changes is a necessary requirement for the development of mitigation and adaptation options, and for a fact-based decision making.
Reliable predictions of environmental change must be based on trustworthy, well-documented observations which capture the entire complexity of the Earth system and the manifold interactions between the atmosphere, the land and the ocean; encompassing impacts both from and onto life in all its forms.
The ambition of ENVRI-FAIR is to establish technical preconditions for the successful implementation of a virtual, federated machine-to-machine interface. This interface is called the ENVRI-hub – a one stop shop for access to environmental data and services provided by the contributing research infrastructures.
Full integration of services across research infrastructures is continuously progressing within the ENVRI community, with a focus on environmental data and scientific research objectives.