• High Level Round Table "Global Ecosystem Observatory", Australia, March 2016
    AnaEE Coordinator Abad Chabbi has been invited to attend a high level meeting on March 7th, 2016 to be hosted by TERN and the University of Queensland. This high level round table aims to prepare the foundations of a future "Global ecosystem observatory".
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  • ENVRIPlus Week, Prague, 16-20 November 2015

    AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi will organize under the framework of the ENVRIPlus week (, which will take place in Prague from 16th to 20th November, 2015, an international workshop on “Science Interoperability across observatory networks”. The workshop 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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  • 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.