EPOS is an integral part of the ENVRI-Hub NEXT project that will bring the gateway to interdisciplinary environmental research data - ENVRI-Hub - to the NEXT level. Launched on February 1, 2024, and funded by Horizon Europe under Call: HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01, the project convenes a consortium of 21 partners for a face-to-face meeting at the EGI Foundation in Amsterdam’s Science Park from February 6 to 8, 2024. As a key contributor, EPOS plays a crucial role in making accessible and interoperable data and metadata of the solid Earth science domain. In addition, EPOS actively participates in the Environmental Data Services integration in the ENVRI Catalogue and contributes to the training activities through the ENVRI Training platform.
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
EPOS 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.
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