AnaEE (Infrastructure for Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems) is a research infrastructure dedicated to the experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It aims to 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 strive to assist European scientists and policy-makers in developing solutions to challenges in food security and environmental sustainability, in order to stimulate the growth of a vibrant bioeconomy. AnaEE will accomplish this by building permanent and substantial links among researchers, science managers, policy-makers, public and private sector innovators and citizens.
AnaEE is part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures Roadmap (2010) as a new distributed EU infrastructure for ecosystem research. It initated its Preparatory Phase in November 2012 and is set to transition into a Pre-operational Phase by November 2016.
The consortium is currently composed of 14 partners from 10 countries. AnaEE's building blocks will include state-of-the-art open-air and enclosed 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 strive to 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 -- read more here.
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.