International Summer School Data FAIRness


Lecce, Italy, 1–5 July 2019. The International Summer School Data FAIRness in Environmental and Earth science infrastructures: theory and practice is offered in conjunction with ENVRIPlus and focuses on modern semantic approaches to properly describing and interrelating different data sources in ways that reduce barriers to data discovery, integration, and exchange among biodiversity and ecosystem resources and researchers.

In recent years, one of the major challenges in Environmental and Earth Science has been managing and searching larger volumes of data, collected across multiple disciplines. Many different standards, approaches, and tools have been developed to support the phases of the Data Lifecycle (Data Acquisition, Data Curation, Data Publishing, Data Processing and Data Use). This five-day summer school concentrates on the specific Data FAIRness phase in Environmental and Earth sciences.

The course gathers together what are considered to be the most interesting perspectives of our time, to offer a cutting edge and high-quality programme, aimed at fostering a rich and lively intellectual exchange.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.