Ecosystem research is increasingly vital to addressing policy issues facing Europe and the globe, from nitrogen deposition to global carbon fluxes and climate change. Yet European infrastructure to address such research and monitoring challenges is badly fragmented and uncoordinated.
EXPEER will bring together, for the first time, the major observational, experimental, analytical and modelling facilities in ecosystem science in Europe. In uniting under the same umbrella and with a common vision these highly instrumented ecosystem research facilities, EXPEER will be a key instrument in both structuring and improving the European Research Area in the field of terrestrial ecosystem research.
FiBL, in collaboration with Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART), will contribute by its long-term DOK system comparison which will be used as a platform for multidisciplinary research, and will contribute to a common open data base.