eLTER: Socio-ecological implications of COVID-19
eLTER RI, in response to COVID-19 crisis, aims to utilize its network of socio-ecological research platforms (LTSER Platforms) and their teams to consider the characteristics of diverse geographic regions that will likely be important during the period of recovery and adaptation to new post-pandemic social, economic and environmental realities. Moreover, will utilize the capacity and infrastructure to monitor short to long term impacts of the socio-economic impacts of policy responses to COVID-19 on water/soil/air quality, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, to answer crucial pandemic-related questions such as whether there will be a long term effect of this pandemic on securing food production and other life-supporting ecosystem services.
CIEMAT-PSA: Facilities for water analysis and disinfection
The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA), a dependency of CIEMAT, incorporates a fully equipped laboratory of water sample analysis, with a microbiology laboratory specialized in water disinfection provided also with DNA analysis by Real time PCR. The CIEMAT-PSA is not operating at this moment, however it will be in a short notice.
ACTRIS: Air quality and atmospheric composition data
The European RI for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases (ACTRIS) provides virtual access to the near-real time data on air quality and atmospheric composition. This is of particular interest and importance as it provides with an unprecedented overview of the European air quality and atmospheric composition during the lockdown. The near-real time data are open access and available through the ACTRIS Data Centre upon request/special data policy.