In 2020, the COVID-19 restrictions incurred the postponement of the 2020 edition of the ENVRI Community School ‘ENVRI Community Winter School on Data FAIRness‘ to the following January. The delay created the opportunity to enrich our training offerings on the subject, with a series of online webinars dedicated to data management, leading the way ‘Towards the ENVRI community Winter School’
A Data FAIRness Webinar Programme featuring three webinars were jointly organised between ENVRI-FAIR and LifeWatch ERIC from July to September 2020, with a focus on helping end users, particularly ENVRI-FAIR project partners and data centre staff, to make the best use of their data. Registration for the webinars was free and anyone working in environmental and Earth science research was welcome to take part.
Under the heading of ‘Towards the ENVRI Community Winter School’, the online training series debuted on Monday 13 July 2020. The first broadcast was presented by Zhiming Zhao, from the University of Amsterdam, and it aired from 9:30 – 12:00 CEST, providing ‘An introduction to Cloud Computing’.
The second webinar on ‘Workflows Orchestration and Execution’ followed on Tuesday 14 July, from 10:00 – 12:00, presented by Nicola Fiore and Lucia Vaira, both from LifeWatch ERIC.
The third webcast was scheduled for 22 September and featured Claudio D’Onofrio and Karolina Pantazatou, both from ICOS ERIC, with ‘An Introduction to Jupyter’.