This page provides you with a list of conferences, seminars and other events related to RIs. These are updated retrospectively as additional details are provided to the website.
The evolving landscape of Research Infrastructures in Europe
Trieste, 24-25 September 2014
The Conference is organised under the Italian EU Presidency. It will follow on discussions held at European and national levels, and in particular on the challenges posed in building an effective European system of Infrastructures, selecting the best and most required ones, operating them in the best excellence-based evaluation system and ensuring their longer term sustainability. These issues require that Europe develops synergies in the use of available resources, a correct fiscal and legal environment and develops the needed human resources, ensuring the appropriate employment and social security aspects. Speakers will be research infrastructures managers, policy makers as well as representatives of associations and governmental agencies. The Conference will be followed in the afternoon of September 25th by the ESFRI Launch Event of the Roadmap update 2016.
Second International Conference on Research Infrastructures
2-4 April 2014, Athens
During the two-day event, issues such as decision making processes, funding, management, use-dissemination-exploitation (including data, access) of research infrastructures were discussed in depth. More than 600 experts, scientists and stakeholders attended the event and spoke about how global research infrastructures can tackle the so-called Grand Challenges, more specifically in the fields of health, environment and energy.
The Conference made specific recommendations on how international cooperation on research infrastructures can be more effective in the future.
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Brussels, 14 March 2012
Workshop, Brussels, 20th October 2011
Workshop, Brussels, 17th October 2011
All presentations available here.
AAAS Annual Meeting 2011
Washington, 21 February 2011
Symposium: Research Infrastructures: the emergence of key players for environmental research
Climate change, biodiversity, carbon emissions, or natural hazards: by nature, environmental research must address challenges ignoring geographical borders, at the frontier of classical scientific disciplines and at the forefront of the international political agenda. Besides the global nature of these challenges, the scale and complexity of the resources needed and the development of information and communication technology have made necessary and enabled increased international collaboration in research and knowledge sharing. Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is therefore one of the priorities of European authorities.
The symposium enabled a debate on future transatlantic cooperation in environmental research and more specifically in the field of geosciences observation systems.
Hervé Péro 2.0 MB , European Commission, moderator
Jean-Daniel Paris 2.6 MB , Laboratory of Climate Sciences and Environment, Integrated Carbon Observation System to Quantify Greenhouse Gas Fluxes across Europe
Massimo Cocco 3.5 MB , National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, European Plate Observing System: a long-term Integration Plan for Solid Earth Sciences
Timothy L. Killeen 13.6 MB , National Science Foundation
The U.S. Research Infrastructures Program for Environmental Research
Brussels, 29th - 30th November 2010
ENERI 2010 is an event of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised by the Belgian Science Policy Office, in cooperation with DG Research of the European Commission. Detailed information was provided on the Update 2010 of the ESFRI Roadmap and the three new pan-European research infrastructures which have been identified in the energy field: WindScanner, EU Solaris and Myrrha. Other new and existing energy research infrastructures were presented. All these facilities are clearly needed for the implementation of the SET-Plan and for building solid knowledge and technological foundations of future innovation partnerships in the energy field.
The conference stressed the need to implement the co-development of the Research Infrastructure policies in the Energy domain and of the SET-Plan, looking for increased synergies with the Joint Programming activities of the European Energy Research Alliance and the European Industrial Initiatives.Conclusions 90 KB
Rome, October 1, 2010The symposium aims to increase mutual understanding and raise awareness on planning and management processes of the large scale research infrastructures (LSRI) in Europe and in the USA The event will bring together major research infrastructures funding organizations and related experts and scientists to discuss how LSRI are developed and managed, the priorities and strategic perspectives for development of LSRI, ongoing initiatives at the EU Level, at national level in Europe and in the USA, as well as good practice examples on selected topics of mutual interest including recommendations for tackling challenges to trans-Atlantic cooperation.
Barcelona, 23-24th March 2010
RIs symposium on the AAAS Conference: "The global dimension of research infrastructures"
14-18 February 2008
Conference on the Future of Science and Technology in Europe
8-10 October 2007
4th European Conference on Research Infrastructures
4-5 June 2007
3rd European Conference on Research Infrastructures
6 & 7 December 2005
Organised by EuroRIs-Net+: the European NCP for the FP7-Research Infrastructures programme and hosted by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal
Joint OECD – ESS Seminar, 21 January 2013, Paris, France
Wroclaw, Poland, 26-29 October 2011
ESS-LUND, Sweden, 13-14 October 2011