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National Research Data Infrastructure for Earth System Sciences

Within the framework of the NFDI4Earth consortium, Geoververbund ABC/J is committed to the development of a national research data infrastructure in the field of Earth system sciences.

Since spring 2018, the initiative has been promoted by scientists from various universities and non-university research institutions as well as representatives of infrastructure facilities in Earth system research. In a first step, a joint expression of interest was formulated in order to address further actors and to be able to put together a consortium as broadly based as possible.

© Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ)TeilnehmerInnen des 1. Plenumtreffens zur NFDI4Earth am 19.12.2018 am DKRZ in Hamburg. / Participants of the 1st plenary meeting of the NFDI4Earth initiative on 19.12.2018 at the DKRZ in Hamburg.
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Around 60 colleagues took part in the first plenary meeting on 19 December 2018 at the DKRZ in Hamburg. Currently, more than 40 colleagues in the coordination group as well as in the working groups (1) Community Building & Collaborative Governance, (2) Needs of Digital Change, (3) FAIR Principles / Interoperability and (4) Training Strategies are working on the structure and content of the joint proposal. The second plenary meeting will take place on 21 February 2019 at the PIK in Potsdam.

In the sense of a national infrastructure, which should meet the requirements of all actors in the field of Earth system sciences, the consortium remains open and invites all interested institutions to participate. The corresponding expressions of interest must be communicated to the coordination group via the homepage of the NFDI4Earth initiative. Registration for the e-mail distribution list is also possible via the homepage. The homepage also contains detailed background information and reports on current developments of the initiative.

Contact person for Geoverbund

© Dr. Daniel Felten

Dr. Daniel Felten

Head of coordination office

phone: +49 2461 61-96640