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  • ENVRI Community Summer School ‘Road to a FAIR ENVRI-Hub’ was a Success July 21, 2022
    From 10–15 July 2022, 20 students of 13 different nationalities participated in the ENVRI Community International Summer School organised by LifeWatch ERIC in the framework of the Horizon2020 ENVRI-FAIR project, with the support of the University of Salento. Now in its fourth edition, this year’s Summer School happily returned to an in-person format, after the last […]
    Karlina Ozolina
  • Euro-Argo ERIC Office looking for a Data Scientist July 21, 2022
    The Euro-Argo ERIC office at Ifremer (France) is looking for a Data Scientist, in the framework of the ENVRI-FAIR project. The Euro-Argo ERIC is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium with a legal statute registered at the European Community since May 2014. The Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure (RI) aims to ensure the sustainability of the overall European […]
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  • The European Commission meets the BEERI July 19, 2022
    Excellent first meeting between the European Commission and the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures: enhanced synergies, a fortified dialogue and concrete outcomes are expected at the end of the year. The first of a series of meetings between the European Commission and the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERI) took place on 6.7.2022. […]
    Laurent Chmiel
  • First-person perspective: I joined Eurofleets+ campaign as an intern on board RV Belgica July 8, 2022
    Lauretta Kaerger, from the University of Florence, joined Eurofleets+ as an intern on a one-week cruise from Cádiz, Spain, to Portimão in Portugal on board the new 71-meters-long oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica. The objective of the cruise was to collect geophysical subsurface data and if possible cores to detect tsunami deposits in the Algarve […]
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  • BEERi: new vice-chair and chair elected July 1, 2022
    The election for selecting a chair and a vice-chair for the Board of European environmental research infrastructures (BEERi) took place on 27.6.22 under the supervision of PD Dr. Andreas Petzold (Co-coordinator of IAGOS & project coordinator of ENVRI-FAIR). Helen Glaves, President of the EGU, and Dr. Werner Kutsch, Director-General of ICOS, were elected respectively co-chair […]
    Laurent Chmiel
  • The ENVRI Community Summer School 2022 June 14, 2022
    A series of intensive courses and workshops aimed at service developers, user-support staff, and anyone from a research infrastructure working on user interaction and community/network building. For its 4th edition, the ENVRI Community Summer school, organised this year by LifeWatch, is focusing on how to build a “road to a FAIR ENVRI-Hub: Designing and Developing […]
    Laurent Chmiel
  • ENVRI Community International Summer School is back in person! May 25, 2022
    We are delighted to announce the 2022 edition of the ENVRI Community International Summer School. And this summer, we are back in person! The Summer School, now at its fifth edition, is organised by ENVRI-FAIR and LifeWatch ERIC and will take place in Lecce, Italy, from 10–15 July. This edition’s title is “Road to a […]
    Karlina Ozolina
  • Eurofleets+ Floating University: R/V Mário Ruivo. Open Call for Applications! April 20, 2022
    EUROFLEETS+ Floating University – “Meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of the ocean biological resources: the case of the Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster) ” Onboard the R/V Mário Ruivo Off Portugal coast (Southwest and South) 8th June – 3rd July 2022 The EurofleetsPlus “Floating University” Eurofleets+ is a unique […]
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  • SIOS Core Data curation call is open April 20, 2022
    The third SIOS Core Data (SCD) curation call is now open. This is an opportunity for members to get support for transforming Core Data candidate -datasets to full Core Data and make them available through the Data Access Portal. This can involve making SCD candidates FAIR by checking data quality, describing metadata according to standards, […]
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  • EMSO ERIC looking for a Communications Officer March 31, 2022
    EMSO ERIC is looking for a “Communication Officer” to join its dynamic and international team. The successful candidate will operate as the Communication Officer updating and implementing the EMSO communications strategy, plan, and toolkit in order to strengthen the visibility of EMSO activities, mission and added value. The ideal candidate will oversee the engagement of […]
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  • SIOS looking for an Observing Network Infrastructure Officer March 31, 2022
    SIOS-KC are looking for an engaged colleague to fill the position as Observing Network Infrastructure Officer (ONIO). ONIO will focus on coordinating access and logistical services and development of the SIOS observing system. ONIO will be the link between the SIOS scientific research community and the private and public sector and will closely collaborate with […]
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  • White paper “The Mediterranean Sea We Want” defines science needs and opportunities in the Ocean Decade January 5, 2022
    A community white paper “The Mediterranean Sea We Want” has been released in the Ocean and Coastal Research journal. The paper presents the main science needs, gaps, and challenges for implementing the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (Ocean Decade) in the Mediterranean region. This is the result of a collaborative effort […]
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  • Cooperation framework between marine RIs published January 5, 2022
    A workshop “Cooperation Framework between Marine Research Infrastructures” was organised as a side event to the 9th EuroGOOS Conference on May 5th 2021. Scientists and officers from 11 marine Research Infrastructures and marine research communities across Europe gathered to discuss future strategy under a co-designed collaborative plan within the landscape of the UN Decade of […]
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  • Greetings from the ENVRI-FAIR coordination team December 16, 2021
    Dear Friends of ENVRI-FAIR, we have seen another year passing by which was dominated by COVID-19 restrictions and thus caused a tremendous impact on our working habits. There is still no option for face-to-face meetings, and we need to continue with online and remote work. Above all, we had to change the ENVRI Week 2021 […]
    Magdalena
  • ICOS Head Office is looking for a Communications Specialist/Officer December 15, 2021
    The Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS, produces standardized data on greenhouse gases, which is essential in understanding and mitigating climate change.  The data is measured in over 140 stations representing three domains: ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans. Our data is being used by scientists as well by governments and international organizations in their efforts to solve […]
    Magdalena
  • 2nd Ocean Observers Workshop: new connections and lots of experience-sharing December 8, 2021
    On November 29-30 and December 1st, the 2nd Ocean Observers workshop was held online, with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and French. It gathered 70 participants from 22 countries, with a wide repartition between people from diverse sectors. This event allowed to identify many educational resources (from primary school to graduate school) and to create various […]
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  • DiSSCo Plastics Project: Understanding pollution through NSCs December 8, 2021
      As concern mounts throughout all sectors of society to reduce human-induced climate change and preserve biodiversity, many private businesses are starting to integrate green, sustainable policies and practices into their raw materials and/or workflows.   By Tina Loo   DiSSCo believes that European natural sciences collections can play an important role in helping private […]
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  • “Blue Observer” mission: 17 European floats successfully deployed December 8, 2021
    This sailing expedition will contribute to maintaining the global Argo network by deploying around 100 floats. A premiere! On Sunday, November 28th at 23:45 UTC, the last of the 17 European Argo floats – French, Dutch, European projects and German –was deployed. Mission accomplished! The Blue Observer crew on Iris is now ready for the […]
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  • Digitisation pays off. Literally. December 8, 2021
    For every one British pound invested in digitising the specimens of a Natural Science Collection, we can expect to receive a return of seven to ten pounds in societal benefits (1). Beat that, market funds! From DiSSCo in Europe to iDigBio in the US, ALA in Australia or CRIA in Brazil, digitisation, mobilisation and aggregation […]
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  • Training events on the I-ADOPT Framework for FAIR variables and metadata description December 7, 2021
    What is inside your RI’s data? Hopefully you know – but how easy is it for your end users to find out? To make good scientific use of data, it is necessary to be absolutely clear on what has been measured or calculated. Just labeling table columns with “SWC_1_1” or “P_sal” is in many cases […]
    Karlina Ozolina