COOPEUS news from AGU2014
The COOPEUS project had many activities at AGU2014:
The COOPEUS roadmap workshop was well-attended with more than 30 participants from both sides of the Atlantic. We were pleased to have Gilles Ollier from the European Commission and Maria Uhle from NSF attending the meeting and giving their views on the current and future environmental infrastructure landscape as well as the imminent challenges. Challenges in which COOPEUS intend to play a key role ahead improving the access and interoperability of European and North American RIs. Read more on the COOPEUS-blog.
The COOPEUS booth at AGU presented the scope of COOPEUS and the future COOP+ to the AGU participants and particularly targeted the attention of young researchers asking for their opinion on the Global Challenges in the Environmental field.
COOPEUS posters and presentations. COOPEUS had 6 posters and presentations in various sessions at AGU. – Find the posters here in our document section.
The COOPEUS business meeting involved planning our activities for EGU2015 in Vienna including the recording of a webinar on the outcome of COOPEUS during the first 3 years. Furthermore, the planning of our final meeting under the FP7 in June 2015 was initiated. – see meeting report here.
See you at EGU2015 in Vienna 12 – 17 April!
Setting up the COOPEUS booth at AGU2014 – Jesus Marco
(CSIC, spain) and Laura Beranzoli (INGV, Italy)
Article on PIDs in open time series data now available
An article, which summarizes the results of the joint COOPEUS/ENVRI/EUDAT-workshop on the use of PIDs in open time series data is now available via figshare. Open time series data are often used in research during ongoing experiments and potentially published earlier than the underlying data set has been closed and is publicly released. It is therefore important to enable the scientific community to properly cite these data in their publications. Yet what is the meaning of “persistence” of data in ongoing time series? How does it relate to versioning? What is the granularity of a time series? In this publication we discuss and compare solutions currently used in some major European research infrastructures and propose transparent solutions which allow the citation of time series data using PIDs. more information on the COOPEUS blog.
See the full article here.
iLEAPS newsletter – Special issue on Environmental Research Infrastructures
COOPEUS and ENVRI are behind a special issue of the iLEAPS newsletter on Environmental research infrastructures with Ketil Koop-Jakobsen (COOPEUS) and Yannick Legre (ENVRI) working as guest-editors. Read the commentary “Research Infrastructure Collaboration Improves services for environmental scientists” by Wouther Los (ENVRI coordinator) and Christoph Waldmann (COOPEUS coordinator) and many articles from COOPERS-partners.
The iLEAPS newsletter is now available online.
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COOPEUS – Connecting Research Infrastructures
Strengthening the cooperation between the US and the EU in the field of environmental research infrastructures
Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is one of the top priorities of the European Union Research Policies.
The COOPEUS project, funded under the Research Infrastructures action of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU, shall bring together scientists and users being involved in Europe’s major environmental related research infrastructure projects, i.e. EISCAT, EPOS, LifeWATCH, EMSO, and ICOS, with their US counterparts that are responsible for the NSF funded projects AMISR, EARTHSCOPE, DataONE, OOI and NEON.
The intention is that by interlinking these activities new synergies are generated that will stimulate the creation of a truly global integration of existing infrastructures. The key of this integration process will be the efficient access to and the open sharing of data and information produced by the environmental research infrastructures. This important crosscutting infrastructure category is subject to rapid changes, driven almost entirely outside the field of environmental sciences. Trends in this area include growing collaborations between computer and environmental scientists, leading to the emergence of a new class of scientific activity structured around networked access to observational information. Therefore links to running projects like ENVRI in Europe or EARTHCUBE in the US who are developing relevant architectures are indispensable. Considering this perspective the COOPEUS project will serve as a testbed for new standards and methods.
The primary scientific goals are studies the interaction between the Sun and the Earth as revealed by disturbances in the magnetosphere and the ionised parts of the atmosphere (these interactions also give rise to the spectacular aurora, or Northern Lights).
Carbon observation research infrastructures are necessary for quantifying and understanding and deciphering the greenhouse balance of the Earth.
Sustained ocean measurements are a crucial element to study climate variability, ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics, air-sea exchange, seafloor processes, and plate-scale geodynamics.
The goal of integrating seismic stations into a coherent network is to promote and make possible innovative approaches for a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, unrest episodes and tsunamis as well as those driving tectonics and Earth surface dynamics.
The Earth’s biosphere is such a complex system that a comprehensive monitoring network for simultaneously tracking individual species and populations and monitoring trends in forests and other ecosystems has never been built.
is in its broadest vision a coherent framework finding and using information about the Earth system across the entire research enterprise that will allow for substantial improved collaboration between specialties.