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Consultation on International Outreach of ESFRI projects and landmarks. Main findings

April 2016

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Long term sustainability of Research Infrastructures, Exploring RI's full potential

Stakeholders Workshop, 25 November 2016, Brussels

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss with experts/ stakeholders the main challenges identified in the online Stakeholder consultation on Research Infrastructures long term sustainability launched in December 2015 and to collect suggestions and comments for the development of an Action Plan on Research Infrastructures long term sustainability approach.

The workshop will take place in the European Commission premises - MADOU Auditorium. Participation is on invitation only.

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EMSO: New European research infrastructure to provide key data on the sea and climate change

The European Commission granted today the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory (EMSO), a network of observatory nodes installed in European seas providing key data on marine ecosystems, natural hazards and climate change.

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European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures

The Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures was developed by the Commission in close cooperation with the ESFRI, the e-IRG and the ERA Stakeholder Organisations. The Charter sets out non-regulatory principles and guidelines to be used, on a voluntary basis, as a reference when defining or re-defining rules and conditions for Access to Research Infrastructures.

The Charter is applicable to any type of Research Infrastructure, including the e-infrastructure dimension.

Specific instructions for the management of Integrating Activity projects under FP7
(these instructions have been moved from the CORDIS webpages)

European research infrastructures for excellent science: open calls of Horizon 2020

The main objective of the action is to endow Europe with world-class research infrastructures which are accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond and fully exploit their potential for scientific advance and innovation.

All information on the action, work programme and how to apply is available on the H2020 website and the Participant Portal



GLOBIS-B : major progress on global biodiversity observation system

Scientists and technical experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity during a three day workshop in Germany, based on the concept of the so called Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Like climate variables, EBVs are constructed from various sources of data and are the underlying variables to assess changes in biodiversity through time.

The GLOBIS-B project supports research infrastructures active in biodiversity and ecosystems research from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, South Africa and the USA to cooperate with their expertise. The project is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam as part of the LifeWatch European research infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystems research.

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Long term sustainability of Research Infrastructures, Exploring RI's full potential

Stakeholders Workshop, 25 November 2016, Brussels


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