Common Challenges and Requirements

Barbara Magagna, Paul Martin, Abraham Nieva de la Hidalga, Malcolm Atkinson, Zhiming Zhao

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Research infrastructures available for researchers in environmental and Earth science are diverse and highly distributed; dedicated research infrastructures exist for atmospheric science, marine science, solid Earth science, biodiversity research, and more. These infrastructures aggregate and curate key research datasets and provide consolidated data services for a target research community, but they also often overlap in scope and ambition, sharing data sources, sometimes even sites, using similar standards, and ultimately all contributing data that will be essential to addressing the societal challenges that face environmental research today. Thus, while their diversity poses a problem for open science and multidisciplinary research, their commonalities mean that they often face similar technical problems and consequently have common requirements when addressing the implementation of best practices in curation, cataloguing, identification and citation, and other related core topics for data science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences: A Reference Model Guided Approach for Common Challenges
EditorsZhiming Zhao, Margareta Hellström
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-52829-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-52828-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
NameInformation Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI


  • Requirements
  • Environmental science
  • Research infrastructure

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