IR Data Terra in short

Data Terra at a glance

  • 40 M
    per year (full cost)
  • 26
    partner organizations and universities
  • 1000 +
    products and services
  • 15000 +

Data Terra is a research e-infrastructure focused on the Earth system and environment

Data Terra encompasses a collection of data hubs dedicated to Earth system data and services, and is part of the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation’s 2016, 2017 and 2021 RI/RI* roadmap.

Data Terra’s main mission is to develop a structure for accessing and processing data, products and services geared towards observing, understanding and predicting in an integrated manner the history, mechanisms and evolution of the Earth system in response to global changes. While aimed chiefly at the scientific community, it also serves public and socio-economic stakeholders and its multi-source data are accessible via coherent, one-stop portals.

As a digital infrastructure in the field of environmental science, Data Terra works closely with Earth-observation research infrastructures and space agencies. It is backed by a continuum of distributed and interconnected platforms, proposing services that span the full data cycle from access to value-added processing, thus enabling cross-correlation, exploitation of large volumes of data—notably satellite data—and generation of information on demand combining multi-source, multi-disciplinary products. At national, European and international levels, it is advancing the development of open science, implementation of FAIR* approaches, contributing to space missions and applications and to the initiative to generate digital twins of the Earth.

* Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable