Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is an interdisciplinary public research organisation under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Its main goals are (1) to conduct scientific research, (2) to transfer research results, (3) to share knowledge, (4) to train through research, and (5) to contribute to scientific policy.
Its research fields include biology, chemistry, ecology and the environment, humanities and social sciences, engineering and systems, mathematics, nuclear and particles, physics, information sciences, earth sciences and astronomy.
The CNRS establishes scientific partnerships with industrial actors in order to explore possible applications for its discoveries and to develop technologies. The transfer of its basic research results drives innovation based on a scientific foundation of the highest quality.
Role in PHIDIAS
The CNRS - representing IRST (Infrastructure de recherche "Pôle de données du Système Terre") - will be in charge of the technical coordination of the three use cases to ensure that the work done is compatible with the global Earth System (i.e. Common System composed of the Common Metadata Repository and the End-Users Common Interactive Processing Service). A Common Interface document applicable to these activities will be created for smooth integration in the Common System. IRST will also prepare the Data Management Plan for the PHIDIAS Action.