ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing together environmental and earth system research infrastructures (RIs), projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of environmental RIs across Europe.

Environmental RIs provide key tools and instruments for the researchers to address specific challenges within their own scientific fields. However, to tackle the grand challenges facing human society (for example climate change, extreme events, loss of biodiversity, etc.), scientific collaboration across fields is necessary.  

The objective of ENVRIplus is to provide common solutions to shared challenges for European environmental and earth system RIs in their efforts to deliver new services for science and society. 
ENVRIPLUS is driven by 3 overarching goals: 1) favouring cross-fertilisation between RIs, 2) implementing innovative concepts and devices, and 3) facilitating research and innovation in the field of environment to an increasing number of users outside RIs. For more information on project ‘themes’ (or work areas), see the project website. 

Project dates: 1 May 2015 to 31 July 2019 
EMBRC role: Development of common network design, methodologies and protocols; instrument deployment; data e-infrastructure development and integration
Contact: info@embrc.eu
Funding: €14,998,034 (Horizon 2020, under grant agreement number 654182) 
Learn more on CORDIS (European Commission website)

Current projects

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