This pilot aims to “better simulate” climate change, at seasonal to decadal time scale and forecast air quality using both existing and locally developed models EC-Earth (global circulation model, GCM) and NMMB-BSC (air quality model). By “better simulate”, we mean making a better use of the huge amount of raw data generated by these models. That includes data transfer between the different research institutes using the data that are disseminated all over the world, but also curation, and data discovery on portals where different projects store their data.
The SIMCODE-DS project deals with the need of high resolution simulations in view of the advent of what is known as the epoch of “Precision Cosmology”. The latter term indicates the huge quality leap in the accuracy of observational data expected for the next decade (mostly through large galaxy surveys as the European satellite mission Euclid) that will allow to test the cosmological model to percent precision. As a robust interpretation of such high-quality data will require a large number of cosmological simulations, the community will face in the next years a serious issue of big data storage and sharing.
The efficient data archiving for nanoscience community is a key challenge, i.e. harvesting from open-access scientific Data Repositories (DR) that could support sample/material preparation protocols with absolute metrology, and adequate metadata for the characterization and scientific investigations. Existing standards, recommendations and evolving best practices of data management should be incorporated, as well as sensible reuse of existing e-infrastructures where applicable rather than building own e-infrastructure for nanoscience from scratch.
IST DataRep is the institutional repository for publishing research output of IST Austria affiliates. IST DataRep was implemented to help scientists fulfil the requirements from funding bodies and to meet the growing impact of publishing research data. Therefore, the deposited data collections will be mainly open access.
Herbadrop is both an archival service for long-term preservation of herbarium specimen images and a tool for extracting information by image analysis. Developed by five institutes from Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Scotland it aims to be available to other herbaria in the future. Making the specimen images and data available online from different institutes allows cross-domain research and data analysis for botanists and researchers with diverse interests (e.g. ecology, social and cultural history, climate change).
Enriching Europeana Newspapers aims to expose the full text aggregated as part of the Europeana Newspapers project. It contains over 11 million pages of full text of historic newspapers (mainly but not all 19th century), drawn from national and research libraries across Europe. A portal is already in place. This pilot aims to expose and improve the text for more data driven usage (ie large scale data analysis of the whole corpus).
The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) operates three incoherent scatter radars, instruments probing the Earth’s ionosphere. Two are located in northern Fennoscandia and one on Svalbard. EISCAT are now developing the next generation radar, EISCAT_3D, consisting of antenna arrays in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland. The purpose of this data pilot is to use EUDAT services to establish a unified archival and data search system for the existing EISCAT incoherent scatter radars. The outcome will be used to explore whether and how EUDAT services can be customised for data archival and discovery for the future EISCAT_3D radar system.
The EUDAT repository and services will be used for the secure, GCP (Good Clinical Practice) compliant and transparent storage of clinical trials data. For such a safe and accessible storage of clinical trials, an authentication service (AAS) manages the access rights for users; a PID service refers users, digital objects and associated documents to each other. In addition, the linking to metadata and the data type registry is necessary. Leading European clinical researchers are centred in the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN), whose members and other researchers will access the repository to analyse data of different European trials.
Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) is an essential component of worldwide efforts to better understand ecosystems. This comprises their structure, functions, and long-term response to environmental, societal and economic drivers. LTER contributes to the knowledge base informing policy and to the development of management options in response to the Grand Challenges under Global Change. LTER-Europe features LTSER Platforms, acting as test infrastructures for a new generation of ecosystem research across European environmental and socio-economic gradients.
ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) is a new European research infrastructure (RI) with the mission to enable research to understand the greenhouse gas (GHG) budgets and perturbations in Europe and adjacent regions. ICOS is based on the collection of high-quality observational data by measurement stations operated long-term (15+ years) as national networks in the RI member states.