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The ENVRI reference model

Nieva De La Hidalga, Abraham ORCID:, Hardisty, Alex ORCID:, Martin, Paul, Magagna, Barbara and Zhao, Zhiming 2020. The ENVRI reference model. Zhao, Zhiming and Hellström, Margareta, eds. Towards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences - A Reference Model Guided Approach for Common Challenges, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12003. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Professional, pp. 61-81.

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Advances in automation, communication, sensing and computation enable experimental scientific processes to generate data at increasingly great speeds and volumes. Research infrastructures are devised to take advantage of these data, providing advanced capabilities for acquisition, sharing, processing, and analysis; enabling advanced research and playing an ever-increasing role in the environmental and Earth science research domain. The ENVRI community identified several recurring requirements in the development of environmental research infrastructures such as i) duplication of efforts to solve similar problems; ii) lack of standards to harmonise and accelerate development, and bring about interoperability; iii) a large number of data models and data information systems within the domain, and iv) a steep learning curve for integration complex research infrastructure systems. To address these challenges, the ENVRI community has developed and refined the Environmental Research Infrastructures Reference Model (ENVRI Reference Model or ENVRI RM), a modelling framework encoding this knowledge. The proposed modelling framework encompasses a language and a notation to describe the research domain, its systems and the requirements and challenges faced when implementing those systems. By adopting ENVRI RM as an integrative approach, the environmental research community can secure interoperability between infrastructures, enable reuse, share resources, experiences and common language, reduce unnecessary duplication of effort, and speed up the understanding of research infrastructure systems. This chapter provides a short introduction to the ENVRI RM.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reference Model, Research infrastructure, System modelling, Design framework
Publisher: Springer Professional
ISBN: 9783030528294
Funders: EU Horizon 2020
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 July 2020
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 10:51

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