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NILU contributes to ENVRI-Hub NEXT

NILU and ACTRIS is an integral part of the ENVRI-Hub NEXT project, which will bring the gateway to discover the interdisciplinary environmental research data – ENVRI-Hub – to the NEXT level.

The project was launched on February 1, 2024, and is funded by Horizon Europe under Call: HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01. Last week, from February 6 to 8, 2024, the project convened a consortium of 21 partners for a meeting at the EGI Foundation in Amsterdam’s Science Park 4.

As a key contributor, NILU plays a crucial role in the work on delivering a legal framework for an infrastructure for cross-domain Authentication and Authorization (AAI). NILU will also work towards establishing a common approach for vocabulary for observed variables across ENVRI research infrastructures. Once implemented, this approach will lift data findability (the F in data FAIRness) to a whole new quality level.

Project Overview

ENVRI-Hub NEXT aims to expand multidisciplinary environmental sciences by fostering operational synergies between environmental research infrastructures. The project leverages complementarities in data and services provision, enhancing the integration of cutting-edge information technology and contributing to a more integrated, productive, and globally competitive ENVRI Science Cluster.

Objectives and Ambition

NILU is actively contributing to addressing the growing demand for environmental scientific knowledge. Our involvement aligns with the project’s goal of further integrating ENVRIs across subdomains (Atmosphere, Marine, Solid Earth, and Biodiversity/Ecosystems) and horizontally, with the e-infrastructures to leverage the full potential of the ENVRI cluster for integrated environmental research.

To transform integrated Earth observation into a concept for a global climate observation system, ENVRI-Hub NEXT aligns with the World Meteorological Organisation’s set of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) and global climate indicators. These variables provide empirical evidence crucial for understanding and predicting climate evolution, guiding mitigation and adaptation.

Project Duration and Impact

The project is set to run until January 2027, contributing to the European Open Science Cloud and promoting collaboration across environmental research infrastructures.

Stay tuned for the official project website launch at www.envri-hub-next.eu.