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.
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
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 Management deliverables
D1.1Organization of project Kickoff meeting, including a Steering Committee and a General Assembly meeting
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 (envri-fair.eu) is now up and running. It is integrated within the ENVRI community platform (envri.eu). 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.
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.
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 ERIC is hiring its Chief Financial Officer – Deadline for applications 1 December 2019