AquaINFRA Event

ENVRI - 'FAIR environmental data for EOSC and the World: Engineering the ENVRI-Hub'

Start: March 20th, 2023

Time: 14:00 CET

End: March 20th, 2023

The ‘FAIR environmental data for EOSC and the World: Engineering the ENVRI-Hub’ is a Research Data Alliance (RDA) co-located event which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 20th March 2023, 14:00-17:00 CET. There will be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.

This event will focus on introducing the ‘ENVRI-Hub’ concepts and achievements. ENVRI experts will present the ENVRI-Hub as a tool for the ENVRI Community to contribute to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), allowing scientific users, private partners, and policymakers access to its data.

During the event, the technical and data architecture of the ENVRI-Hub will be demonstrated. This includes evaluating the FAIRness of the ENVRIs, distinguishing gaps, and coordinating technical implementations across different infrastructures. Various real-world science demonstrators will be incorporated into the presentation. A panel of experts will engage in discussions on integration into EOSC, the strengths and limitations of the ENVRI-Hub, and future progressions.

This event is open to all. It is not necessary to register for the 20th RDA General Assembly to attend this event.


Presentation of the components of the ENVRIhub by ENVRI experts

  • ENVRI-hub concept and architecture (Anca Hienola, ENVRI co-coordinator, FMI)
  • Catalogue of services and AAI (Keith Jeffery, ENVRI-FAIR Lead in Common FAIR Policies, EPOS, UKRI)
  • Knowledge base and search engine of ENVRI Hub (Zhiming Zhao, ENVRI-FAIR Lead in Common implementation and support, UvA, LifeWatch)
  • Key data aspects and choices (Maggie Helström, ENVRI-FAIR Co-lead in Training and capacity building, ICOS Carbon Portal, Lund University)
  • Science Demonstrators – which science case (Damien Boulanger, ENVRI-FAIR Co-lead in Implementation Atmospheric Subdomain, IAGOS, CNRS)

Q&A and discussion on the technology, ICT aspects and data

Break for coffee and tea

Panel discussion with the ENVRI-FAIR experts, the invited stakeholders and the audience

  • Improving FAIRness of data and service to attempt convergence at the ENVRI level
  • Future needs of the hub for ENVRI, Europe and the World
  • Integration into EOSC, consequences, opportunities, needs for collaboration and co-development
  • Relevance for science, consequences for data FAIRness
  • Interoperability of variable descriptions
  • Sustainability of the hub from the technical point of view

Pascal room

Lindholmen Conference Centre


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