European Virtual Environment for Research – Earth Science Themes

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Our journey

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EVER-EST journey Month 06: Definition of EVER-EST building blocks Month 06: Definition of EVER-EST building blocks Month 12: Completion of major study on research objects Month 12: Completion of major study on research objects Month 12: Completion of major study on research objects Month 18: first release of EVER-EST VRE Month 18: first release of EVER-EST VRE Month 18: first release of EVER-EST VRE Month 24: final release of EVER-EST VRE Month 24: final release of EVER-EST VRE Month 24: final release of EVER-EST VRE Month 36: EVER-EST VRE fully implemented Month 36: EVER-EST VRE fully implemented

Vision

EVER-EST is using new and state-of-the-art technologies, systems and tools, including a novel implementation of Research Objects, to create a virtual research environment that will enhance collaborative research and knowledge exchange in the Earth Sciences. Selected virtual research communities provide specific use cases to validate the resulting EVER-EST VRE.

Virtual research communities

Sea monitoring

Assessments of the Good Environmental Status (GES) of the European seas require close cooperation between different disciplines using a range of data types. The EVER-EST VRE will provide the Sea Monitoring virtual research community (VRC) with an innovative framework that enhances their ability to share knowledge, experience and methods for GES assessment and marine monitoring.

Natural hazards

EVER-EST is creating a dynamic collaboration environment for communication, information sharing and model development that supports natural hazard forecasting and response by the Natural Hazards Partnership – a collaboration of public sector organisations providing co-ordinated advice to government and agencies responsible for civil contingency and emergency response to natural disasters in the UK.

Land monitoring

Land monitoring provides assessments of the changes and impacts in land use for both the urban and natural environment. Cooperation and coordination of these activities through the EVER-EST VRE will allow different communities to simultaneously use the same techniques, tools and information to address environmental, scientific, humanitarian, health, political and security issues.

Supersites

Scientists that make up the supersites community are often geographically dispersed, their contribution to planning of disaster response management (DRM) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) is therefore potentially complex and fragmented. The EVER-EST VRE will provide a collaborative framework that can include the scientists and the end users in DRM/DRR whilst also testing the VRE approach at the global scale.