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ENVironmental Research Infrastructures delivering an open access Hub and NEXT-level interdisciplinary research framework providing services for advancing science and society


Coordinator: EGI Foundation

Researchers face challenges in accessing and analysing the wealth of environmental data scattered across numerous sources. ENVRI-Hub NEXT bridges this gap, offering a user-friendly platform for seamless access to data from environmental Research Infrastructures, fostering interdisciplinary research and driving breakthroughs in environmental science.

ENVRI-Hub NEXT consolidates and advances the robust conceptual and technical structure established by the ENVRI-Hub to empower the ENVRI Science Cluster to provide interdisciplinary data-driven services. These services will support climate change research, including the development of mitigation and adaptation measures and strategies, and the assessment of the climate change risks. Through this platform, ENVRI-Hub NEXT will facilitate the integration of the environmental sciences community into EOSC, guided by the concept of Essential Climate Variables. ENVRI-Hub NEXT expands the frontiers of multidisciplinary environmental sciences by fostering operational synergies between ENVRI RIs and developing and utilising complementarities in their data and services provision. The joint forces of ENVRI and e-infrastructures allow for the integration of cutting-edge information technology, alignment with the EOSC architecture, and efficient resource allocation for the advancement of a more integrated, productive, and globally competitive ENVRI Science Cluster.

Funding Source
EC Horizon Europe
project budget
EUR 5,000,000
egi budget
EUR 951,990
Contract No.
type of project
Research and innovation
Target Group
Research communities

EGI Foundation role in the project:

In addition to being the project coordinator, EGI leads the work package about communications and training. Moreover, EGI contributes to several activities, bringing expertise in SMS and architecture definition, AAI activities and EOSC interoperability in addition to knowledge on analytical frameworks, deployment of notebooks and ECV workflows-based integration.

Relevance for EGI

ENVRI-Hub NEXT project directly aligns with EGI's strategic goals by fostering a strong link between Research Infrastructures and e-infrastructures like EGI. Our participation in the project presents a valuable opportunity to:

ENVRI-Hub NEXT project directly aligns with EGI’s strategic goals by fostering a strong link between Research Infrastructures and e-infrastructures like EGI. Our participation in the project presents a valuable opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate our Technical Expertise:
    • EGI services:  EGI will offer the project its services (AAI, Monitoring, Accounting, CI/CD, and EGI Notebooks) and its expertise in customising the deployments for the specific needs of different communities. 
    •  Technical Architecture Design: EGI contributes to the overall technical architecture design for the ENVRI-Hub.
    • SMS Design: EGI is key in designing and implementing the Science Management System (SMS) design within the ENVRI-Hub for service definition, sustainability, and governance.
  • Position ourselves as a Key player in the EOSC landscape:
    • EOSC Interoperability: EGI ensures seamless interoperability between the ENVRI-Hub and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
  • Demonstrate our strong expertise in Project, Communications & Exploitation Management: 
    • We will ensure the project runs smoothly and effectively by utilising our expertise in project management, risk management, exploitation and communication.
    • Demonstrating our proven expertise in this area will solidify EGI’s reputation as a reliable partner for future project consortia.

Research Infrastructures

ENVRI-Hub NEXT brings together 11 Research Infrastructures representing 4 Earth system domains

ACTRIS is the pan-European research infrastructure producing high-quality data and information on short-lived atmospheric constituents and on the processes leading to the variability of these constituents in natural and controlled atmospheres.


AnaEE-ERIC helps analysing, modelling and predicting how different ecosystems in Europe will respond to climate changes and how they can be maintained in a sustainable way.

Data Terra

Data Terra is a research E-Infrastructure in the Earth system and environment domain. Its main mission is to develop a global access and processing facility for Earth observation data, products and services.


eLTER is a world-class pan-European research infrastructure serving the wide range of scientific disciplines that is in possession of the flexibility, experience and knowledge to respond to existing and emerging environmental challenges.


EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a multidisciplinary, distributed research infrastructure that facilitates the integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from the solid Earth science community in Europe.


The European contribution to the International Argo Programme (EURO-ARGO) is a distributed Research Infrastructure that organizes and federates the European contribution to the Argo international programme for in situ ocean observations.


In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS) is a European Research Infrastructure for global observations of atmospheric composition from commercial aircraft.


The Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS, is a European-wide greenhouse gas research infrastructure. ICOS produces standardised data on greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as on carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, the earth and oceans.


LifeWatch ERIC is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists investigating biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services in order to support society in addressing key planetary challenges.


SeaDataNet has federated open digital repositories to manage, access and share data, information, products and knowledge originating from oceanographic fleets, new automatic observation systems and space sensors.


SIOS is an international observing system for long-term measurements in and around the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard addressing Earth System Science questions

News about ENVRI-Hub NEXT


EGI Project Team

Tiziana Ferrari is the Director of the EGI Foundation.

Patricia Ruiz is a Project Manager at the EGI Foundation.

Marta Gutiérrez David is a Community Support Specialist at EGI Foundation.

Giuseppe La Rocca is Community Support Team Lead at EGI Foundation. 

Magdalena Brus is the leader of the EGI communications team, responsible for the communications strategy and its implementation.

Federico Drago

Federico Drago is a Communications Specialist at the EGI Foundation.

Smitesh Jain is a Senior Innovation Management Specialist at EGI Foundation.