Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the internal ENVRI-FAIR project’s second newsletter! In this issue, we inform you about the latest news happening in the project and planning of the next ENVRI week.


What is ENVRI week?

ENVRI week is a week dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures. During the runtime of the ENVRI-FAIR project it is organized once a year. ENVRI week hosts ENVRI-FAIR project related sessions as well as several other sessions targeting different groups of stakeholders.


An outline of the preliminary agenda can be downloaded from here. A detailed session agenda will be available soon.


The registration site can be accessed here. Please, register as soon as possible, at the latest by 6th January 2020. By registering, you only confirm your attendance to ENVRI week. It does not secure you the accommodation. To secure your accommodation, read the section below.

Meeting venue

Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden, Rosenstraße 36, 01067 Dresden, Phone: +49 351 8640-0 (reception), Website

More information can be found on the ENVRI-FAIR website here
Remember to use #ENVRIweek hashtag when you talk about the event

Project Management issues

How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants

It is in the interests of beneficiaries and the Commission that there are as few errors as possible when claiming costs. The Commission therefore shared the main findings of the first ex-post audits on H2020 grants. They have listed the most common errors along with some explanations. Please bear them in mind when claiming costs. The full document can be accessed here

ENVRI Glossary

The ENVRI Glossary has been moved to Zenodo. you can find it here

Do you travel to ENVRI-FAIR related meetings?

Remember to add the event you travel to to our meeting calendar in Redmine. Once you are back in the office, please, go to XXX and fill in the online report. This will help us to understand what was discussed during the meeting, what were the key take-away messages, and whether we could communicate some of them around or outside the consortium. This will also make it easier for us and for you once the reporting period comes.

Project news

Project Management deliverables
  • D1.1 Organization of project Kickoff meeting, including a Steering Committee and a General Assembly meeting
  • D1.2 Project Internal Communication Tool
  • D1.3 Initial Data Management Plan
  • D2.1 Dissemination strategy for ENVRI-FAIR project
  • D4.1 Organisation of PWG - Membership, procedures for operation
  • D6.1 Inventory & gap analysis of FAIR training materials
  • D9.1 Marine subdomain FAIRness roadmap
  • D12.1 POPD Requirement No. 1
They all are available in Redmine and on the ENVRI-FAIR website


Zhiming Zhao, Alex Vermeulen, together with other partners from ENVRI-FAIR have submitted an application to EOSC Early Adopter Programme. The title of the application is "EOSC DevOps framework and virtual infrastructure for ENVRI-FAIR common FAIR data services" and it responded to EOSC-hub call. Contact Zhiming for more information.

Project Communication Tools

ENVRI-FAIR website launched

ENVRI-FAIR website ( is now up and running. It is integrated within the ENVRI community platform ( While ENVRI-FAIR hosts mainly the project related information and news, ENVRI community platform shares all the information and documentation concerning the Environmental Research Infrastructures. The content, especially in the document section, will be added gradually.


ENVRI-FAIR external newsletter

We soon plan to release the 1st ENVRI-FAIR Newsletter. Would you like to contribute with a short report or news, or promote a relevant event? Please, inform us asap if you are interested.

ENVRI-FAIR Visual guidelines

A strong and harmonised ENVRI-FAIR visual identity is key to support the communication activities performed by the ENVRI-FAIR consortium and to consolidate the ENVRI-FAIR branding. Please follow the visual guidelines for ENVRI-FAIR to make sure our material is visually attractive and harmonized.

Powerpoint template

The powerpoint template has been updated based on your feedback. The latest version can be found here

New ENVRI-FAIR figures

A set of new figures that can be used in project's communications has been developed. The illustrations are accessible here

New illustration of the ENVRI community landscape

Two new illustrations have been developed to represent the ENVRI community and its Research infrastructures. There are two different versions 1) big illustration and 2) round illustration with focus on different domains. There are special versions highlighting the RIs participating in ENVRI-FAIR, with RI logos, or with their names only, etc. Select the right version for you here




Review Workshop WP5 with the Subdomains Wednesday 30th of October, 2019

The discussion will be focused on the identification and development of common solutions across the subdomains. Mainly, the results of the FAIRness evaluation within the subdomains will be reviewed, to identify the common gaps and plan the common solutions.
  • Task 5.1: Review and kick-off
  • Task 5.2: Workshop
More information about this 1 day meeting can be found here

GEO week, Canberra

ENVRI community and ENVRI-FAIR will have its own booth in Canberra, promoting the "European hub to environmental and Earth system in situ data". We are also participating in the organisation of a co-located event discussing "Data for our planet: Increasing the use and value of global information infrastructures to support resilient cities, disaster risk reduction, infectious diseases, climate change action and biodiversity and ecosystems sustainability"


EOSC Symposium 2019 “Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet”

Taking place from the 26th to the 28th of November 2019, in Budapest, Hungary, at the stunning Danubius Hotel Helia, the EOSC Symposium will bring together the shakers and makers in the growing EOSC community to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about EOSC. Read more here

American Geophysical Union, San Francisco

Sessions (co)organized by ENVRI RIs
  • Co-sponsored session by EMSO ERIC – AGU Session OS007 – Cooperative research strategies for ocean observatory infrastructures to support the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • Joint ICOS and U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program session – B054 – Forging Linkages in Carbon Cycle Science
Other relevant sessions
  • IN017 – Communities, Tools and Policies that Enable Integration of Earth, Space and Environmental Science Data and Cyberinfrastructures

RISCAPE International Landscape Report launch event

The Report is the main result of the RISCAPE project and illustrates the position of the European RIs by research area in the international RIs landscape. All fields of ESFRI activities are considered: Energy, Environment, Health & Food, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Social and Cultural Innovation and e-infrastructures.

The event will be a great occasion to get all the information regarding the Report, with a specific introduction and illustration of the methodology realised by the authors of the Report, namely the partners of RISCAPE project. The participants will have also the possibility to exchange opinions, good practices and express tricky points during an interactive debate in the afternoon session.

A final event can be the start point for further actions and collaborations!
More information about the event can be found here

European Geosciences Union

ENVRI-FAIR will have its own session there:
  • ESSI3.5 - Breaking down the silos: enabling Open and convergent research and e-infrastructures to answer global challenges; Convener: Daniela Franz; Co-conveners: Ari Asmi, Helen Glaves, Lesley Wyborn
Other relevant sessions:
  • BG1.10 - Whole system approached in addressing long-term changes in Ecosystem; Co-sponsored by eLTER and ILTER; Convener: Michael Mirtl; Co-conveners: Jaana Bäck, Giorgio Matteucci, Daniel Orenestein
  • BG1.11 - Linking terrestrial and aquatic domains with long-term observations and experimentation; Co-sponsored by CL2/HS13, AQUACOSM and eLTER; Convener: Jens C Nejstgaard; Co-conveners: Jaana Bäck, Katharina Makower, Terhi Rastilo
  • GI3.5 - Airborne observations, campaigns, application and future plans; Convener: Thomas Ruhtz; Co-conveners: Paola Formenti and Phil Brown
  • EOS4.6 - How to build a sense of community in a distributed multinational science-driven networks; Convener: Magdalena Brus, Co-conveners: Katri Ahlgren

Inform us if you wish to promote other relevant EGU sessions. 

Other topics

Final ENVRI PLUS project report is now published

  • After 51 months of hard work, ENVRIplus project is officially over. And it left a huge amount of results behind. Through an organisation of a very large number of activities, workshops, internal and external consultations, we managed to create many new tools and services mainly for the benefits of the participating Research Infrastructures. You can download or browse the report here

Lifewatch CFO

  • LifeWatch ERIC is hiring its Chief Financial Officer – Deadline for applications 1 December 2019
  • Check the vacancy here
Contact us for more infromation
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