• ENVRIPlus Week, Prague, 16-20 November 2015

    AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi participated in the first ENVRI week in Prague from November 16th to 20th. The ENVRI week is a week dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures, and will be organized twice a year, in November and in May. The ENVRI week will host sessions from the ENVRIplus project (

    He organised a preparatory meeting for an international workshop on “Science Interoperability across observatory networks”. The workshop, which will take place in May 2016, aims to build bridges across networks of observatories and to determine how emerging environmental research questions can benefit from new interactions and scientific interoperability.

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  • Geo-XII Plenary Session and The GEO Ministerial Summit, Mexico City, 11-13 November 2015

    AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi participated in the Geo Ministerial Summit that took place on 11-13 November 2015 in Mexico. He was invited to the 12 Geo-XII Plenary Session, representing the European Commission as delegate.

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  • JPI Climate Workshop on European Long Term Observation Networks, Paris, 9-10th November 2015

    AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi was invited to give a plenary lecture under the framework of the JPI Climate Workshop on European Long Term Observation Networks, on 9-10th November, 2015, in Paris. The presentation specifically featured the need for integrative collaboration to develop ecological forecasting and innovative experiments to better assess climate change risks and future frontiers in ecosystem sustainability.

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  • 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, 20-24 September 2015

    AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi gave a keynote lecture on “Challenges and research needs in soil organic matter research in the context of climate change” at the 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, which took place in Göttingen, Germany from September 20th to September 24th, 2015. The presentation specifically featured the role of soil system science in climate change mitigation and the importance of the AnaEE infrastructure experimentation.

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  • Seminar on European Ecosystem Science, Berkeley, 6-11 September 2015

     AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi was invited to give a seminar during his stay in Berkeley in September 2015. Abad Chabbi spent a week in California, from September 6th to September 11th, to work with Professor Margaret S. Torn, head of the Climate and Carbon Sciences Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and her group on the development and the implementation strategy of the international soil warming experiment in the AnaEE distributed infrastructure.

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AnaEE is a research infrastructure for experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It will strongly 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 will support European scientists and policymakers to develop solutions to the challenges of food security and environmental sustainability, with the aim of stimulating the growth of a vibrant bioeconomy. AnaEE will accomplish this mission by building permanent and substantial links among researchers, science managers, policy makers, public and private sector innovators, and citizens.




AnaEE (Infrastructure for Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems) is part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures Roadmap (2010) as a new distributed EU infrastructure for ecosystem research.

It entered the Preparatory Phase on November 2012. The consortium is currently composed of 14 partners from 10 countries. AnaEE's building blocks will include state of the art in natura and in vitro experimental platforms equipped with the latest technology, associated with sophisticated analytical and modeling platforms coupled to observation and monitoring sites that will provide indispensable calibration and validation of datasets throughout Europe.

AnaEE will predict in a precise manner the response of the main continental ecosystems to environmental and land use changes.


  • 2012-2016 : Preparatory phase
  • 2014-2018 : Construction phase
  • 2018 onwards : Implementation phase



Anaee call for expression of interest

We are happy to inform you that the AnaEE Call for Expression of Interest, which aims to define the state-of-the-art platforms that will be part of AnaEE, has now officially been launched. You can read more here.




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Expeer (Experimentation in ecosystem research)



ExpeER (Experimentation in Ecosystem Research) forms the building blocks of the AnaEE distributed infrastructure by federating and structuring key existing experimental (and observational) infrastructures in ecosystem research in Europe.  

AnaEE will enable many of the key infrastructures involved in ExpeER to be further enhanced and upgraded complemented by the development of  new sites and facilities so as to build an ambitious, state-of –the art Ecosystem Research Infrastructure with expert services at a pan-European Level.



AnaEE’s preparatory phase is co-funded by the EU under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme from 2012 to 2016.