The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure. Major objectives are to:
- identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges
- streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues
- develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data
- foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through partnerships with providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies.