ENVRI FAIR project

Logo ENVRI FAIR project

The ENVRI Community is a group of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI), projects, networks and other diverse stakeholders aiming to collaborate across traditional disciplines. The underlying principle is that studying today’s complex earth system interactions requires making use of data from multiple disciplinary fields in a straightforward way. FAIRness (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) of the digital metadata and data is an absolute prerequisite within the ENVRI community.

Project Coordinator

Andreas Pätzold, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Funding Source

Horizon 2020


February 2019 – January 2023


The group has successfully conducted cluster projects to detect synergies within its community of research infrastructures (e.g. ENVRIplus). The group’s latest EU-funded project is ENVRI-FAIR – ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and Research – which will establish a set of FAIR data services to enhance the efficiency and productivity of researchers while supporting innovation, enabling data- and knowledge-based decisions and connecting the ENVRI Cluster to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Who is working
on this project?

  • Sharif Islam (from Naturalis’ ISBI Department and also Data Architect of DiSSCo) is involved in ENVRI FAIR Work Package 11: Biodiversity and ecosystem subdomain implementation.
  • Jose Alonso is involved as part of ENVRI’s communication network.

Who do we
work with?

ENVRI is a group of Research Infrastructures, and as such, Naturalis is involved in ENVRI FAIR through its leading position in DiSSCo.

See the list of ENVRI Research Institutions involved in ENVRI FAIR



  • ATMO ACCESS (Sustainable Access to Atmospheric Research Facilities)
  • RI-VIS
  • RICH (Research Infrastructure Consortium for Horizon 2020)


  • ENVRIPlus
  • COOP+
  • Nordic ENVRI