The Project

The eLTER Preparatory Phase Project (eLTER PPP) is a HORIZON 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action in preparation of implementing the eLTER Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI). 

Core objectives of eLTER PPP 


  • Carry out all required planning and specifications needed for the high-level decision making and binding commitments for constructing and operating the eLTER RI
  • Coordinate the decision making processes towards eLTER RI implementation as a legal entity (ERIC framework) at the European and related national levels (eLTER ESFRI process)
  • eLTER PPP will closely interact with eLTER PLUS to secure the highest relevance of eLTER RI services for the related research communities and other eLTER RI user groups

Keyfacts about eLTER PPP

Lead institution: UFZ, Germany

Coordinator: Michael Mirtl (UFZ, Germany); co-coordinator Philippe Choler (CNRS, France)

Consortium: 27 participating institutions from 24 European countries

Budget: 4 million € 

Duration: 60 months (5 years, Feb 2020 - Jan 2025)

Core objective: eLTER PPP will coordinate the detailed specification and decision making processes towards the eLTER RI implementation and legal entity at the European and related national levels (eLTER ESFRI process).

 

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The main themes of the eLTER PPP

Design and operation

Organisation and funding

Strategy and impact

Communication and management

 

The figure illustrates the four PPP themes, together with their associated Work Packages, and their tight connectedness and interrelations. The consultation and harmonisation across organisational levels in Europe is an overarching PPP theme concerning all WPs and leading to establishment of the eLTER RI.

Time plan overview

eLTER Preparatory Phase governance structure

 

Scientific Advisory Board  

eLTER PPP Steering Committee

Michael Mirtl (coord.)

Michael Mirtl (coord.)

Austria/Germany, Environment Agency Austria and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research

Jaana Bäck

Jaana Bäck

Finland, University of Helsinki

Philippe Choler

Philippe Choler

France, National Center for Scientific Research

Herbert Haubold

Herbert Haubold

Austria, Environment Agency Austria

Marjut Kaukolehto

Marjut Kaukolehto

Germany, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research

Daniel Orenstein

Daniel Orenstein

Israel, The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Steffen Zacharias

Steffen Zacharias

Germany,  Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research

Kaloyan Konstantinov

Kaloyan Konstantinov

Bulgaria, Pensoft Publishers

John Watkins

John Watkins

UK, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Nicole Lichtenstein

Nicole Lichtenstein

Germany,  Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research