AnaEE recent developments were presented to the ENVRI+ community and AnaEE, now leading the Ecosystems and Biodiversity domain of ENVRI+ chaired a meeting of that domain where the coming activities have been defined, primarily a description of landscape of the domain research infrastructures (photo©envri+).
ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures (RIs), projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe. Twenty infrastructures and networks participate to ENVRI+ (see figure below).
The Ecosystem Biodiversity domain (Biosphere) is composed of 4 single domain RIs as shown in Figure 1, as well of a few pluri-domains RIs. However, several additional infrastructures or network, not officially part of ENVRI+, are also part of the domain with some of them participating to the ENVRI+ week. The Ecosystem Biodiversity domain was led by LifeWatch during the first two years of ENVRI+ (Peter Tienderen) and is now lead by AnaEE (Jacques Roy). The main task for the coming one-two years will be to complete the ‘Reference scheme for RI-RI consultations on roles, relations & interactions of research infrastructures in the biodiversity & ecosystems domain’.
ENVRIplus activities are developed within 6 themes (see figure below). These activities are developed during the 4 years of ENVRI+ (2015-2019) with a series of workshops meetings organised organized every 6 months during what is called the ENVRI+ week. The mid-term one was in Grenoble (May 15-17) associated with an Industry Joint Innovation Partnering Forum (May 18-19).
Legend of figure 1: This figure illustrates the Research Infrastructures directly participating in ENVRIplus. They represent different domains of the Earth System, with some of them having multi-domain approach. The inner grey circle shows RIs (including AnaEE) in the ESFRI 2010 Roadmap.
Legend of figure 2: The Research and Innovation Work Packages are organized under conceptual Themes as shown in this picture.