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Lessons learned under the 2013 call for “integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest” by Terry Parr

How the starting community was set up and how it evolved from 2012 (or earlier) un.l
submission in 2014:
1. How will we know we are succeeding?
• Early contacts and ideas
• Outline proposal to 2012 call for topic ideas
• Team building while waiting
• Content of full proposal
• Useful tips for proposal preparation

Lessons learned under the 2013 call for “integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest” by Terry Parr

How the starting community was set up and how it evolved from 2012 (or earlier) un.l
submission in 2014:
1. How will we know we are succeeding?
• Early contacts and ideas
• Outline proposal to 2012 call for topic ideas
• Team building while waiting
• Content of full proposal
• Useful tips for proposal preparation

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European Long-term Ecosystem and Socio Ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER)

  1. 1. CEH Wallingford 1.  How will we know we are succeeding? a European Long-term Ecosystem and socio ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER) Lessons learned under the 2013 call for “integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest” Contents:   How  the  star.ng  community  was  set  up  and  how  it  evolved  from  2012  (or  earlier)  un.l   submission  in  2014:   •  Early  contacts  and  ideas   •  Outline  proposal  to  2012  call  for  topic  ideas   •  Team  building  while  wai.ng     •  Content  of  full  proposal   •  Useful  .ps  for  proposal  prepara.on  
  2. 2. With thanks to the eLTER consortium # Short name Participant organisation full name Country Core Team 1 (Coord.) EAA Environment Agency Austria Austria 2 SYKE Suomen Ymparistokeskus Finland 3 CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France 4 FZJ Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Germany 5 UFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH Germany 6 TUC Technical University of Crete, School of Environmental Engineering, Greece 7 CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy 8 ERCE European Regional Centre for Hydrology (UNESCO) Poland 9 UNS Univerzitet u Novom Sadu Serbia 10 SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden 11 NERC Natural Environment Research Council, CEH United Kingdom General Consortium 12 INBO Research Institute for Nature and Forest Belgium 13 BAS Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgaria 14 GISAT (tbc) GISAT (SME) Czech Republic 15 UH University Helsinki Finland 16 MASINOTEC Masinotec (SME) Finland 17 SGN Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Germany 18 GHR GeoHiRes Germany 19 MTA OK Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary 20 BGU The Remote Sensing Laboratory,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Israel 21 LUBI IBUL University of Latvia, Institute of Biology Latvia 22 RUG University of Groningen Netherlands 23 FFCUL Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Portugal 24 UB Bucharest University Romania 25 ILE SAS Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS Slovakia 26 ZRC SAZU Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Slovenia 27 UGR University of Granada Spain 28 CSIC LAST (Remote Sensing & GIS Lab), Doñana Biological Station Spain
  3. 3. Water Agriculture Forestry Soils / carbon stores landscape and wildlife tourism e.g. on natural capital, ecosystem health and the delivery of ecosystem services A network of ecosystem observatories undertaking long-term measurements eLTER sites – take co-located measurements linking drivers, states and impacts of environmental change eLTER’s 3 main types of sites: (i)  Long term ecossytem research sites – LTER (ii)  Long-term socio-ecological research sites (LTSER) (iii)  Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
  4. 4. eLTER  distributed  research  infrastructure:  in  brief •  Aim:  To  develop  an  integrated   ecosystem  research   infrastructure  for  Europe •  Based  on  extensive  network  of   long-­‐term  research  and   monitoring  sites  and  their  data •  InformaCcs  development •  Data  sharing •  TransnaConal  Access  to  sites •  ScienCfic  use  cases •  The  mulC-­‐agency  UK   Environmental  Change  Network   (ECN)  is  the  UK  focal  point.   •  4  year  EU  H2020  funded •  CEH  Project  Lead:  Andy  Sier   (arjs@ceh.ac.uk) hUp://www.lter-­‐europe.net/projects/ eLTER 18 sites in 17 countries providing in-person access 162 sites in 22 countries providing virtual access to data
  5. 5. eLTER’s happy ending - . Reviewers’ concluding remarks: “This is a very ambitious, yet very necessary proposal. By its nature it is complex to organise and implement across such a wide variety of national scale networks. The quality of the coordination staff is high, and the main members have much experience with coordination of large international projects, and many appear to have been working together previously in Europe LTER-Europe and other programs. This gives confidence that they have the skills to overcome any difficulties encountered as a result of the project interacting with such a wide range of end users. Any shortcomings identified are considered minor in an otherwise excellent proposal.”
  6. 6. Early contacts and ideas “Although this is a starting infrastructure proposal, the groundwork has been established over many years of concerted efforts to integrate ecosystem research structures. “ Build the Community of Common Interest (Internally)
  7. 7. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI Contributing flagship projects • ALTER-Net/ FP6: Network of Excellence 2004-2009 • LTER-Europe Formal foundation: 2007 Initiation •  • Lifewatch preparatory action • EnvEurope/LIFE+: 2009-2013 •  FP7 ExpER: 2010-2015 Design studies I •  FP6 EBONE – European Biodiversity Newtork •  SoilTrEC (Soil Transformations in European Catchments) - CZO Europe FP7 Research studies • eLTER H2020: 2015-2019 (CZO coop.) ESFRI Roadmap Submission 2015 eLTER •  1992 Internatioanl Long-term Ecogical Research •  1999 - NoLIMITS EC Preparatory Action Roots Networkofnationalnetworks Network of National networks eLTER: a Brief History
  8. 8. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI LTER-Europe: a Network of National Networks Network of formal national networks 25 countries 400 LTER Sites 35 LTSER Platforms eLTER H2020 Project 2015-2019 21 LTER countries, 28 partners 162 data providing sites eLTER ESFRI initiative 11 initiating countries 45/80/130 eLTER Sites (MS, RS) 5/10/30 eLTSER Platforms Recruiting Standards,Formalisation
  9. 9. LTER-Europe Research Community – research infrastructure strategy Ecosystems  are  the  engines  of  the   green  economy  and  the  founda.on   of  sustainable  development     What’s  the  big  concept  and  its   socio-­‐economic  context?   What  are  the  big  science   ques.ons?   What  are  the  big  issues?   What  are  the  transforma.onal   changes  required  in  the   suppor.ng  infrastructures?     Societal  relevance  is  significant  …..  across   many  disciplinary  areas  such  as  food   security,  water  resource  management,   health  and  urban  planning.  (Reviewers)   See proposal The  big  clues  were  in  the  call   l  Science     Policy   Interfaces   l  DG  Research   l  EU  Strategy   l  Docs   l  “Future  Earth”   eLTERgeneric Clues/sources l  Your   community   What  are  the  big  issues?  
  10. 10. 2. Outline proposal 2012 call for topic ideas •  Autumn 2012 – EC Consultation on Infrastructures •  Sent in ideas: •  Description of services and trans-national access provided •  Current status & Areas of development •  Scientific domains served/ Key partners •  Scope and activities •  Joint research activities •  Networking activities •  Trans-national access •  Co-ordination including sustainability •  Technology development and standardization •  Stakeholders & expected Impact •  Need for European integration •  Previously funded initiatives •  LTER- Europe Response – designed to show that there was a community of researchers behind the idea: •  One over-arching LTER-Europe submission •  C 20 submissions from national networks (e.g. UK ECN) •  Additional submissions from individual sites
  11. 11. 3. EC call: Team building while waiting Build the Community of Common Interest (Externally) “The project will engage with research infrastructures and data providers in a wide range of areas and not only with ecosystem data providers.” Understand  and  collaborate  with  related  infrastructures  
  12. 12. Invita.on  to  Workshop   "Towards  a  Roadmap  for  Research  Infrastructures  on  Biodiversity  and  Ecosystem  research  in   Europe"   Brussels  19-­‐20  March  2013      Dear  FP7  Coordinator/Expert/  Ini.a.ve  representa.ve,   l   The  Research  Infrastructures  Unit  of  DG  RTD  and  the  infrastructure  project  LifeWatch  invites  you   to  a  1  and  ½  day  workshop  :  “Towards  a  Roadmap  for  Research  Infrastructures  on  Biodiversity   and  Ecosystem  research  in  Europe”.     l   The  overall  objec.ve  of  this  workshop  is  to  develop  synergies  between  ESFRI  research   infrastructures  (RI),  exis.ng  research  infrastructures  implemented  as  Integra.ng  Ac.vi.es  (IA),   Integrated  Projects  (IP)  and  Joint  Programming  Ini.a.ves  (JPI)  which  are  relevant  to  Biodiversity   and  Ecosystem  research.     l   ..  These  developments  are  oden  lacking  mutual  interac.on  and  coordina.on.  
  13. 13. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI Developers groups Contributing Biodivmetadata Thesauri, IT Semantics Integration, TA
  14. 14. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI Developers groups Tools(BiodivPort) Thesauri Useofservices Services Using - Receiving
  15. 15. Interac<ons  and  involvements:   l  In-­‐situ  network  co-­‐loca.on   l  Harmoniza.on  of  standards   l  Joint  use  of  tools  (e.g.  site   documenta.on)   l  Joint  projects  and  ini.a.ves     (e.g.  PECS,  GSEO)     l  Mutual  data  provisioning     Each  hierarchical  level  of  LTER   represent  a  node  or  nodes  of   involvements  and  network  interac<ons   eLTER  ESFRI  will  take  advantage  of  all   relevant  contacts  at  the  regional  group   and  global  level   Regional   Groups   Global  ILTER   EuroMAB   CZO   China   CZO   Australia   ICP Integrated Monitoring ICP Forest ICP Waters Program  on   Ecosystem   Change  and   Society     GSEO   IE MP   Global Relevance: ”Credibility is further corroborated by letters of support from several international organisations”
  16. 16. 4. The call: work programme for 2014-2015 Environmental and Earth Sciences – Starting Communities Research infrastructures for long-term ecosystem and socio- ecological research “This activity should bring together LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) site-based and properly instrumented facilities and critical zone observatories ……”
  17. 17. Clear goals …. “provides a detailed, though complicated, explanation of the objectives, with a clearly expressed set of 4 strategic aims. Specific objectives for each of these are clearly articulated and subsequently expanded into a large number of individual objectives. The case for a large scale distributed ecosystem research infrastructure is well argued.
  18. 18. Project structure – simple
  19. 19. Beware of “Joint Research Activities” “Priorities for virtual access are guided by the needs of the Joint Research Activities. This will provide a coherent driver for the project … The technical objectives of eLTER will be achieved through a set of interdependent yet complementary workpackages (WPs). “ … some aspects of the JRAs however entail advanced socio-economic analysis which may take the participants beyond the scope of the proposal.”
  20. 20. Informatics: a networking and a research activity “Of particular merit is the enhanced ICT component which enables remote access to be improved and the proposed network to be enlarged”. eLTER proposes to design an interoperable research infrastructures that will provide data for higher level infrastructures such as LifeWatch.”
  21. 21. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI CSW   WFS   SOS   EML   Down   load   Standard interfaces CSW   WFS   SOS   Standard   interfaces   eLTER data management tasks towards data integration and interoperability NEW   eLTER  standard  Data   Nodes  &  Service  Suites   1...  n   EXISTING     LTER  Data  Nodes   1...  n   Data  Integra.on  Plaiorm(s)  
  22. 22. Required Impact taken from H2020 work programme 1. Researchers will have wider, simplified, and more efficient access to the best research infrastructures . Increased focus on user needs. 2. A new generation of researchers is educated that is ready to exploit tools needed for their research. 3. Operators of related infrastructures develop synergies and complementary capabilities (...). There is less duplication of services (...). Economies of scale and saving of resources. 4. Closer interactions between larger number of researchers active in and around (...) infrastructures facilitate cross-disciplinary fertilisations ….. 5. Innovation is fostered through a partnership of research organisations with industry. 6. The integration of major scientific equipment or sets of instruments and of knowledge-based resources (....) leads to continuous flow of data (...). 7. The integrated and harmonised access to resources at European level facilitates the use beyond research and contribute to evidence-based policy making. Impact and societal relevance….
  23. 23. Impact Required Impact taken from H2020 work programme Main project actions/outputs to deliver this impact Indicators or criteria for success 5. Innovation is fostered through a reinforced partnership of research organisations with industry. 5.1 Specific SMEs will be involved in the development and testing of cutting edge probe and sensor technology, installation and maintenance of on-site network architecture and data transfer (e.g. NA4) 5.2 eLTER will work with specific SMEs to develop capability to connect in-situ observations to remote sensing for ground- truthing and validation, to create high resolution data products and to take advantage of new opportunities arising from new satellite sensors e.g. Copernicus. (NA4) 5.3 For the general SME and industry community an outreach/training event will be held on “How the eLTER infrastructure can benefit entrepreneurship” 5..1.1 Feedback from SMEs on usefulness of infrastructure for testing purposes and potential economic benefits. 5.1.2 Feedback from Smes on usefulness of acces to eLTER infrastructure for testing purposes and potential economic benefits or jobs created. 5.3.1 Indicator of SME/business participation in outreach events according to sector, plus records of follow-up activities
  24. 24. Federal Environment Agency ILTER eLTERe ESFRI Ecological data better linked to remote sensing and models Remote sensing products In situ observations for ground truth validation LTER sites eLTER  as  data  provider:   Valida-on  network  and  in-­‐situ   data  provider   eLTER  as  user:  remote   sensing  products  can  be   used  for  eLTER  researches   (member  of  Users  Forum)   Excellent  contacts  and   previous  flagship  projects   to  build  on*   •  Formal  bodies   •  Projects   eLTERe ESFRI Dedicated  project   resources  for  connec<on   •  eLTER  H2020  *   •  EcoPoten<al  *   à support validation and calibration of satellite- derived Copernicus products à test user of emerging products
  25. 25. 5. Tips for proposal preparation •  Prepare early – get a good co-ordinator and make sure she/he is well supported •  Develop the community of common interest •  Through research projects and conferences •  Put RI needs on all your agendas •  Avoid competition – collaborate – there can only be one European RI in your field •  Think about long-term sustainability– what’s the business model? •  Get the informatics right. Ditto: communications dissemination. •  Remember the evaluation criteria: excellence, impact and implementation: so consider the impacts and management sections early in the process. •  Early involvement of key stakeholders – e.g. businesses •  Take into account the full range of political, financial and cultural drivers of you European partners
  26. 26. 26 If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together. An old African proverb   With many thanks to Michael Mirtl (Co-ordinator of eLTER) and all my other friends and colleagues who have shared the long, complex and rewarding tasks connected with the development of European research infrastructures.

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