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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe


About how Advance_eLTER is organised

Work Packages

There are five main Work Packages (WP) in the project, plus a Project Management WP. the five principle WPs are connected as shown below. See here for more details of the Work Packages.



Project administration

The project consortium comprises 28 partners from 25 European countries. For practical purposes, much of the work will be carried out by a small Core Team of WP leaders and task leaders. The Core Team will coordinate inputs (expertise, information, feedback, etc.) from the wider consortium. The three levels of partner engagement are:

  1. Core Team: Beneficiaries who are responsible for the project deliverables and take leadership in the eLTER ESFRI process. The Core Team includes staff from the following organisations: UFZ, EEA, UHEL, FZJ, NERC-CEH and CNRS.
  2. Strengthening and enhancing the eLTER ESFRI Core Team: Beneficiaries seconding selected individuals dedicated to the eLTER ESFRI process.
  3. National partner input: Nationally coordinating beneficiaries responsible for concerted input from the countries represented in the project.


The official coordinating partner is UFZ (Germany), but the project will be led by Michael Mirtl (chair or LTER-Europe) of EAA (Austria).