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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

eLTER ESFRI initiative

About establishing eLTER as an ESFRI research infrastructure

ESFRI is the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, formed in 2002 at the behest of the European Council. ESFRI is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach, through the coordinated development of major research infrastructures. eLTER is aiming to be recognized as an ESFRI Research Infrastructure. To do so, we must have the support of national governments and to submit a successful proposal, placing us on the ESFRI roadmap. After that we can  build the eLTER RI.

Advance_eLTER project: Advancing eLTER towards ESFRI

Following our first ESFRI proposal, eLTER has been designated an 'emerging ESFRI'. In order to prepare for a second submission to ESFRI, we have been awarded 12 months EU H2020 funding for a project called Advance_eLTER. This aims to address issues identified in our first ESFRI submission, enabling us to start building the key components needed for a full ESFRI infrastructure and submit a second ESFRI proposal in 2017. Advance_eLTER is began formally on 01 January 2017.

Q. How do you pronounce eLTER?

Listen to this audio file to see how we pronounce 'eLTER RI' (eLTER Research Infrastructure):

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