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A Common Reference Model for Environmental Science Research Infrastructures


Independent development of research infrastructures leads to unnecessary replication of technologies and solutions whilst the lack of standard definitions makes it difficult to relate experiences in one infrastructure with those of ot hers. The ENVRI Reference Model, www.envri.eu/rm, uses the Open Distributed Processing standard framework in order to model the "archetypical" environmental research infrastructure. The use of the ENVRI -RM to illustrate common characteristics of European ESFRI environmental infrastructures from a number of different perspectives provides a common language for and understanding of environmental research infrastructures, promote technology and solution sharing between infrastructures, and improve interoperability between implemented services .


Chen, Yin; Martin, Paul; Magagna, Barbara; Schentz, Herbert; Zhao, Zhiming; Hardisty, Alex; Preece, Alun; Atkinson, Malcolm; Huber, Robert; Legré, Yannick (2013): A Common Reference Model for Environmental Science Research Infrastructures. Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Environmental Informatics - Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management. Aachen: Shaker Verlag. Open Government Data, Linked Open Data, and eGovernment. Hamburg. 2013