Our mission is to define an architecture for the further development of a sustainable and FAIR NFDI4Earth infrastructure. In order to achieve this, we are collecting and analyzing information on NFDI4Earth services and scientific Earth System Sciences (ESS) workflows together with International Networking & Embedding (M3.4). We will deliver three key products and services:
We will define the architecture as a set of infrastructures and services, as well as their interactions. This will cover all aspects of NFDI4Earth, such as applications, storage, data integration and access. We will base its design on input from multiple stakeholder groups, both the internal (e.g. pilots, participants, NFDI4Earth community) and external (e.g. NFDI Research Data Commons, international ESS) community. This incorporates compatibility with initiatives such as EOSC.
In parallel, we
will set up a comprehensive catalogue of all NFDI4Earth services. This will
include detailed information about the services, their interactions,
documentation, standards, and usage. The services will also be mapped on the
architecture and their requirements to allow individual analyses. Both the
architecture and the service catalogue will be hosted (and the information
interlinked) in the Knowledge Hub (M3.2) developed in
cooperation with 2Coordinate.
Information on the architecture and the service catalogue for the NFDI4Earth community and as supporting knowledge for user support and education will be published as part of the Living Handbook in OneStop4All (in cooperation with 2Coordinate) .
Based on the
architecture, we will identify gaps in the current service infrastructure. We
will perform a continuous gap analysis of ESS user workflows, regarding missing
interfaces, needs for services and performance improvements, convergence to
common standards, demands for new services and deliver suggestions for
cross-linking with external services.