The nventory project targeted the formation of the European e·Infrastructures Observatory, a single-entry-point, one-stop-shop data warehouse, capable of representingžInfrastructure benchmarks and exhibiting European žInfrastructures achievements for networking, supercomputing and grids, while being expandable to emerging ežInfrastructures, through intuitive, interactive and user-friendly visualisation interfaces to allow for progress monitoring and impact assessment of žInfrastructures at regional and national level across the European Union and beyond.

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The aim of the nventory project was to carry out a design study that will set the grounds towards the European e·Infrastructures Observatory; through the collection and utilisation of appropriate indicators, the European e·Infrastructures Observatory is able to monitor žInfrastructures development and through an intuitive, interactive and user-friendly interface, communicates all findings to related stakeholders and to the public-at-large, in a seamless and impartial way.

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The nventory project has been structured in four distinctive groups of tasks, each one comprising of support activities that deal with specific aspects of the project implementation.

The first group of support activities addressed the initial conceptual analysis for the design and implementation of the European e·Infrastructures Observatory.

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