Our journey through each phase

There are five phases in the EVER-EST project.

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Months 06 0 12 18 24 30 36 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5

Phase 1 (Month 0 – 6)

Definition of EVER-EST building blocks

During the initial phase of the EVER-EST project, the technical activities will focus on the assessment and definition of the main interface between the EVER-EST building blocks and the integration activities of the core infrastructure.

A study on the novel use of Research Objects in the Earth Sciences will be carried out in consultation with the virtual research communities (VRCs). This will be combined with an in-depth discussion to identify the requirements for the individual use cases provided by the VRCs including a definition of the data that needs to be integrated into the EVER-EST infrastructure.

Phase 2 (Month 7 – 12)

Initial release of EVER-EST services

The first set of services using the commercial off-the-shelf solutions (COTS) and those customised from previous H2020 EU funded projects will be made available for evaluation by the four selected VRCs.

Detailed requirements for customising these services for the workflows and scenarios from the individual VRCs will be derived through constant dialogue between the project partners.

Phase 3 (Month 13 – 18)

First release of EVER-EST VRE

The study on Research Objects for the Earth Sciences, initiated in Phase 1, will be concluded leading to the start of the consolidation of the VRC user requirements and population of the data and services.

An initial set of services will be completed and fully integrated for the first release of the VRE which will delivered during Month 18.

Phase 4 (Month 19 – 24)

Evaluation and final release of EVER-EST VRE

The first release of the EVER-EST VRE will be under continuous evaluation by the development team during implementation and initial testing by the individual VRCs.

Customized services will also be developed and adapted for the VRCs during this phase of the EVER-EST project.

The final version of the VRE will be released during Phase 4.

Phase 5 (Month 24 – 36)


Use of the EVER-EST VRE by the VRCs will be closely monitored by the technical development team throughout the final year of the project.

Impact, user satisfaction and usability of the EVER-EST VRE will be continuously monitored and assessed.

Extensive training and dissemination activities will be carried out to promote adoption of the EVER-EST VRE by other Earth science users in the wider community.

VRE gateway diagram


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