consists of six chapters – one per scientific domain – and describes the state of play of all Research Infrastructures in the corresponding thematic area, their contributions to support frontier research and to provide key data necessary to address the Grand Challenges.
Each domain is structured, when needed, in areas or subdomains of research, and the interfaces of the RIs belonging to the same disciplinary area are captured by plots with the relevant dimensions. The gaps, challenges and future needs are analysed for each group of thematic RIs and summarised. Research develops both within disciplinary domains and across disciplinary borders so that the needs for competitive research imply to enable a smooth access to multiple and diverse RIs.
In addition, the Section1 indicates high strategic potential areas of research in the field of Social & Cultural Innovation, that resulted form the Roadmap preparation work.