Public outputs from the eLTER H2020 project will be listed here as they become available.

See also the publications list

Jump to:


Work Package & Deliverable


eLTER societal & research challenges

1.1 societal and research challenges
Horizon scanning
- report describing a horizon scanning exercise to to identify emerging research questions that environmental scientists think need to be considered for future ecosystem research infrastructure development
1.2 societal and research challenges - eLTER capability
Methodology development and preliminary assessment of eLTER performance - To create a framework for assessing the performance of the infrastructure, the development of an appropriate methodology is mandatory. In this deliverable the proposed methodology is described and a preliminary performance assessment is conducted
1.3 societal and research challenges - eLTER capability
Report on eLTER performance assessment and strategic recommendations - An assessment of the performance of the eLTER RI, using two independent assessments, the eLTER Service Assessment/Network Performance analysis and a SWOT analysis
Plus... societal and research challenges - eLTER capability
Paper by Musche et al.


Network design

▲ Back to top

network design
Ecosystem Research Infrastructure
- Analysis of the state of art on ecosystem research infrastructures including Critical Zone Observatories and Long Term Socio-Ecological Research platforms in Europe

See also this overview table of European ecosystem Research Infrastructures

2.2 (incl. D4.1)
network design
Blueprint concept of the integrated eLTER Research Infrastructure under special consideration of critical zone research requirements - Presents eLTER infrastructure requirements from a natural-scientific requirements point of view and suggestions for a standard observation program. The eLTER RI specific design and implementation were carried further in the proposal for an eLTER RI to the ESFRI Roadmap in August 2017, which was accepted in June 2018.
Note: For coherent reading, this deliverable includes D04.1 which appears as the chapter 'Frameworks for standard observations and analysis of representativeness'
Plus... network design
by Baatz et al.


Data requirements & conceptual framework

▲ Back to top
Note: To learn about and use eLTER data products, visit the
eLTER Central Data Tools page
3.1 data systems
Data integration
- eLTER data integration. State of the art and requirements
3.2 data systems
Governance and data policy for sharing and publishing of data
- Contains an evaluation of existing data policies, in order to develop the eLTER Data Policy. Also addresses governance issues of common data sharing principles, and how these will be approached in eLTER. Finally, basic high-level 'user stories' are defined as a basis for evaluating system architectures and tools.
3.3 data systems
Data models - metadata models for the documentation of sites, datasets and sensors; data formats applied for the provision of time series data; development of a common semantics

data systems
Virtual Access data specification
- description of data and data formatting requirements, upload instructions, etc. for the project's Virtual Access scheme

VA datasets provided via the scheme are available from DEIMS


Technological innovation & parameter harmonisation

▲ Back to top
4.1 (included in D2.2)
monitoring / research methods and technologies

Report on emerging technologies and monitoring approaches for environmental research - summarises results of an investigation of the present condition of European long-term environmental research infrastructures and an evaluation of the current status of infrastructure development (monitoring methods, scales of operation, technological comparability, identification of gaps and options for future development)

Note: For coherent reading, this deliverable was combined with D2.2 (as the chapter 'Frameworks for standard observations and analysis of representativeness')

4.3 modelling - science
Integrated Model Platform
- provides information on models suited to modelling processes at terrestrial eLTER sites


Communication and stakeholder interaction

▲ Back to top

- periodic communications concerning the eLTER H2020 project and related European LTER activities

Impact magazine article - Mirtl, M. (2018). A continental view of connected environmental research. Impact, Volume 2018, Number 8, November 2018, pp. 30-32

5.1 communication
Communication strategy
- the plan for communicating with stakeholders of the eLTER H2020 project and European LTER more widely
5.2 communication
eLTER Site Catalogue
- a catalogue of 150 eLTER Sites and eLTSER Platforms from 22 countries across Europe
5.2 communication
Transational Access site brochure
- representing the first instalment of the eLTER site catalogue
5.3 communication
Best practices in stakeholder engagement - focuses on understanding the context, challenges and opportunities characterising the interaction between societal stakeholders and researchers to create a best practice guide for site managers and national network coordinators
5.5 communication
Impact sheets
 - information sheets showing how European LTER is used to address societally-relevant issues


Mobility and training

▲ Back to top

network and community building
Mobility Scheme
- the rationale and plan for the eLTER H2020 project mobility scheme


network and community building
Training courses
- the training courses organised by the eLTER H2020 project


network and community building
LTSER training course
- report of the LTSER training workshop held in Israel


network and community building
Training related outreach
- assessing the usefulness and quality of selected eLTER training


Transnational Access

▲ Back to top

network and community building - science
Transnational Access call documents
these comprise project deliverable 7.1

TA scheme call details
TA scheme application form
TA scheme reporting template

See also the TA scheme web pages


Central IT service components

▲ Back to top
Note: To learn about and use eLTER data products, visit the
eLTER Central Data Tools page

data systems
eLTER Information Architecture
- The basic components of the IT infrastructure that will be built to support data management, integration and dissemination across the eLTER network

8.2 data systems
eLTER software services prototype
- Describes the design and implementation of eLTER data nodes, key parts of the infrastructure enabling data sharing and access within eLTER

data systems
eLTER Data Integration Platform - Sets out the basic components of the IT infrastructure for providing an integrated web platform for data discovery, visualisation and access


data systems
User feedback - Report on feedback from eLTER IT service users, overall assessment of services and prioritized recommendations for further IT service developments


data systems
Paper on DEIMS-SDR by Wohner et al


Climate and biodiversity science case studies

▲ Back to top
9.1 modelling - science
Climate data - Describes the creation and use within eLTER of a regional climate model (RCM) ensemble data repository

modelling - science
Climate change impacts: Meta-analysis on climate change impacts on eLTER-sites across Europe - An overview on research papers based on data from the eLTER site network that deal with climate change related topics. Also includes an assessment of the representativeness of research regarding the coverage of different ecosystem components (using the concept of ecosystem integrity) and the representation of major habitat types and European biogeographic regions

9.3 modelling - science
Climate change indicators - The development and testing climate change indicators using long-term vegetation data from eLTER sites
9.4 modelling - science
Final model toolkit for cross-site relationships between modelled and observed biodiversity and biogeochemical indicators - An overview of the model toolkit with references and links to detailed information on the dynamic models, model application studies, and their results
Plus... science
by: Holmberg, et al; Vuorenmaa, et al.


▲ Back to top

socio-ecological research in LTER
LTSER land data
- (1) Literature review exploring the collection and use of LTSER data; (2) regional gap analysis of green infrastructure around LTSER platforms; (3) in-depth analysis conducted as surveys of European LTSER managers


socio-ecological research in LTER
Audit and use of long-term social and economic data in LTSER Platforms - Describes the LTSER Spatial Economic Ecological Database (LTSER-SEED) online tool, providing enhanced access to LTSER data, along with six example analyses of LTSER regions in Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands


socio-ecological research in LTER
by Angelstam, et al., Dick et al., Holzer, et al. Primdahl, et al.


▲ Back to top




Research  Research & Development

Needed for home page. DO NOT MOVE OR DELETE!

eLTER H2020 project