Lecce, 01 – 05 July 2019

In recent years, one of the major challenges in the 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). In particular, modern semantic technologies provide a promising way to properly describe and interrelate different data sources in ways that reduce barriers to data discovery, integration, and exchange among biodiversity and ecosystem resources and researchers.

The course would focus on the specific Data FAIRness phase in the Environmental and Earth sciences. It is built as a five-day summer school where leading scientists will address this topic from different perspectives.

The attempt is to gather what we consider the most interesting perspectives of our time.

We offer a cutting edge and high-quality programme, aimed at fostering a rich and lively intellectual exchange.


Structure & schedule

The International Summer School will be organised in front lessons and workshop sessions. The main modules are:

  • DATA MANAGEMENT in a nutshell
  • to be FINDABLE
  • to be ACCESSIBLE
  • to be REUSABLE

The summer school will use the LifeWatch ERIC training platform for all modules to accompany participants in the learning process and enabling the access to its resources and products.



The school is mainly addressed to staff working in the relevant international research infrastructures.

The school is also open to PhD students, Post-Docs and Master students about to start a Doctorate.

LifeWatch ERIC and ENVRIplus financially support accommodation (from 30 June to 6 July inclusive), lunches, a welcome and a social dinner for maximum 20 participants. Travel expenses will not be covered by the organisers.

Partcipants will be notified by email. The registration form is available on this website.

Deadline for registration 30 April 2019.


You can register here

For more information about the event, please visit https://www.lifewatch.eu/web/guest/iss-data-fairness