Research Infrastructures (RIs) play a key role on many of the last advances and discoveries in science, from the observation of the Higgs Boson at CERN to the exploration of the Universe by the telescopes of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. The scale of complexity, instrumentation, computing resources, technological advances, and also of the investments and the research collaborations required, do not have precedents in science. RIs in environmental field are developing fast, but the corresponding communities still need to embrace them in order to wide collaborations, since the challenges to tackle are in essence of global nature.
COOP+ (Cooperation of Research Infrastructures to address global challenges in the environmental field) is an Horizon 2020 project (CSA, Project Number 654131) whose general goal is to strengthen the links and coordination of the European RIs related to Marine Science (EMSO), Arctic and Atmospheric Research (EISCAT), Carbon Observation (ICOS) and Biodiversity (LifeWatch) with international counterparts (NEON, TERN, AMISR/SRI, CGSM, OOI, INPA/LBA, IMOS, OCN, AMERIFLUX, etc.) and to leverage international scientific cooperation and data exchange with non-EU countries.
EGU2017 is approaching and COOP+ will be very active during that week. Here you find the most relevant activities:
Monday 24th 8:45-9:00 – Talk “Cooperation of international Research Infrastructures to address environmental global challenges”, by Francisco Bonet, Project Coordinator (Room 0.96)
Wednesday 26th 8:30-10:00 – Splinter Meeting on Global Challenges (Room 0.51)
Thursday 27th 10:30-12:00 – Splinter Meeting on Promotion of Best Practices and Efficient Knowledge Transfer among Research Infrastructures (Room 0.51)
See you in Vienna!
Our project was presented in EGU 2016 during the session called “Integrated Research Infrastructures and Services in Geosciences“. The project coordinator presented this text using the following embedded presentation.