The current state of weather-induced agricultural losses, water use for irrigation, the appearance of new invasive species and disease vectors (strongly depending on micrometeorological conditions), new environmental zoning of plant diseases and pests, deforestation, increased urbanization, rural-to-urban migration and increased urban energy consumption for cooling/heating impose scientific and societal request to provide micrometeorological knowledge share platform (Micromet_KSP) in order to communicate: a) compiled an inventory of available and quality proven micrometeorological in situ data sets on the European level and beyond, b) measurement and data management recommendations designed in order to meet FAIR principles and avoid temporal and spatial gaps, c) examples of rural and urban FAIR data sets and d) Q&A exchanged between Action members, stakeholders, specialized user groups and the general public.
The FAIRNESS action intends to improve standardization and integration between databases/sets of micrometeorological measurements that are part of research projects or local/regional observational networks established for special purposes (agrometeorology, urban microclimate monitoring).
Addressing identified challenges requires an effective transboundary network of researchers, stakeholders (extension services and environmental agencies, local authorities and ministries, SME) and civil society (specialized and general public) from Europe and beyond to identify and fill knowledge gaps, standardize, optimize and promote new environmental-tailored measurement and control procedures, enhance research effectiveness and improve dissemination.
The project consists of 4 working groups:
WG1. Networking and Communication
WG2. Development and implementation
WG3. Dissemination and application
WG4. Beyond FAIRNESS strategies