About Action


COST Action CA20108

FAIR Network of micrometeorological measurements



Start date: 14/10/2021
End date : 13/10/2025

FAIRNESS Action details on COST website

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).

Geographical spread of FAIRNESS COST Action Network

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.

Areas of Expertise Relevant for the Action
  • Earth and related Environmental sciences: Meteorology, atmospheric physics and dynamics
  • Earth and related Environmental sciences: Climatology and climate change

rural micrometeorology, urban micrometeorology, climate change, measurement network, knowledge share platform


Specific Objectives

Research Coordination
  • Establish a core forum of available micrometeorological measurement networks and data holders in Europe, evaluate data fairness, and identify gaps. Guidelines for FAIR principles implementation and list of gaps will be identified. Inventory of available data will allow assessment of their “fairness” and existing gaps; comparison of different measurement methods.
  • Development and implementation of Micromet_KSP with associated data and information sources. Implementation will take a place through the Action networking tools and region/environmental specificcase studies. Micromet_KSP will be integrated into the Action web page. Exchange files will be stored at ZENODO
  • Establish FAIRNESS user’s community which includes: Micromet_KSP and case study participants and users; participants of trainings, summer schools, STSMs, and workshops; identified data users and stakeholders. The involvement of students and researchers from low-performing countries and institutions will reduce the crowding-out effect related to the use of expensive measurement technologies

Capacity Building
  • Creating a Pan-European (and beyond) multidisciplinary network of researchers and stakeholders with diverse background in meteorology/climatology, agricultural and food production, forestry, health and urban heat island effects. It will strengthen ERA promoting global research agenda related to existing and emerging research topics such as (urban) health meteorology.
  • Fostering skill and knowledge enhancement in order to avoid the “crowding out” effect and introduce new job skills. Training courses and other forms of education in data assimilation, management, and application (Micromet_KSP implementation) will be offered across FAIRNESS action members and users community Increasing employability of early-career investigators (ECI).
  • Establish FAIRNESS “neighboring” community through communication and joint meetings with ongoing projects and measurement networks, COST actions, international organizations, and agencies sharing the same interest or using data and information managed by FAIRNESS.