LOGO NextData rombo smallHarmonisation and standards for existing and newly collected Data and MetaData on LTER sites in Italian Mountain ecosystems 

In the framework of the NextData Project - a national system for the retrieval, storage, access and diffusion of environmental and climate data from mountain and marine areas - the project Data-LTER-Mountain will develop a distributed system of archives and access services to data and metadata collected in The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites located in mountain ecosystems in Italy.

CNR-IREA works to define standards to suitably describe and harmonize bio-ecological data and metadata; developing the system of mountain LTER sites’ archives and access services to the results of research in mountainous ecosystems, in connection with the archives of NextData.


Funding body: Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

Prime contractorCNR - IBAF

Period of activity: 2014 - 2015

IREA project manager: Paola Carrara

Research topic: Geographic Information Systems