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... ty of monitoring the conservation status of the EU sea turtle populations in the future; Promote among EU citizens the concept of shared responsibility for EU sea turtle populations and the value of natural marine resources of which sea turtles are viewed as an excellent and charismatic flagship species; and Set up an EU network for sea turtle conservation based on common objectives and methods ...
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The objective of SponGES is to develop an integrated ecosystem-based approach to preserve and sustainably use vulnerable sponge ecosystems of the North Atlantic. The SponGES consortium, an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of research institutions, environmental non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, will focus on one of the most diverse, ecologically and biologicall ...
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... rt interpretation of high resolution geophysics and downhole measurement tools, to make robust predictions about mineral prospectivity at depth. This will be achieved through studies at seven key natural laboratories, combined with Expert Council workshops. The results will be incorporated into new geomodels on multiple scales. In contrast to known deposits, Europe is well endowed with expertise. ...
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This project explores the relationship between climate change and human behaviour. During the harshest conditions of the last ice age European human populations abandoned northern latitudes, with their range contracting to southern regions. By the time ice sheets retreated and large areas of land became available for resettlement there had been a hiatus of at least 7000 years. This project examin ...
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EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetar ...
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Background Mountains and forests are prominent features of the Greek landscape. Forest area covers half of the surface area of the country, with high forests accounting for 30.2% and wooded land another 20.5%. High forests have shown some increase since 1990 while wooded land has decreased. Around 77% of forest areas are publicly owned, with the church, ...
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This project is an innovative opportunity to mend several gaps in the research capacity in Croatia in Archaeology, Genetics, and other ‘Sciences of the Past’ by twinning a consortium of Croatian researchers (CrEAMA Initiative) with archaeological scientists from the University of Cambridge (UCAM) and the University of Pisa (UP). The project exploits location-specific advantages that arise from two ...
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Flexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies (FAME)

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

FAME aims to increase the competiveness of the mining of European mineral resources and to stimulate more private engagement and investment and thus business development with the potential to maintain and create high quality jobs within the EU28. The focus and a principal aim is to enhance mineral processing and mining skills within Europe. A medium to long term aim is to reduce the reliance of Eu ...
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CONSERVATION OF FALCO VESPERTINUS IN THE CARPATHIAN BASIN (REDFOOT)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

... ults: A total of 330 artificial nesting opportunities for the red-footed falcon will be created in Slovakia by 2017 and 100 artificial nests in one Natura 2000 site in Hungary by 2014. The number of natural nests in endangered project sites in Slovakia will stabilised, ensuring the protection of the species; The number and/or quality of natural nests for rooks will increase in project sites in ...
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FRESH - Find Researchers Everywhere and SHare (FRESH)

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Jan 31, 2018,

FRESH (Find Research Everywhere and SHare) is led by the Center for Research and Analysis with 13 partners and 5 associated partners. The Consortium includes Bulgaria’s first technological park, a chamber of industry and commerce, a pan-European organisation, leading research organisations, academia, and media. The aim is to create a series of participatory and media events to promote research car ...
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Sample return missions (SRMs) are a critical next step in our exploration of the Solar System and are identified as strategic missions by international space agencies. Europe has a very strong legacy in the curation and research of precious extraterrestrial materials. To maintain European leadership and ensure high-level involvement in future SRMs, a dedicated European Sample Curation Facility (ES ...
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Science Uncovered

Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

NHM has successfully delivered 11 events at 6 consecutive European Researchers’ Nights that have attracted increasing public participation and proactive engagement. SCIENCE UNCOVERED aims to build on this experience to deliver at least 10 captivating events in 5 locations across the UK in 2016 and 2017. Central objectives of SCIENCE UNCOVERED are to:[1] Actively breakdown existing public stereoty ...
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This project will investigate the mutual influence between minerals, microorganisms and lower land plants and their strategies to release and assimilate metal nutrients from minerals. The study encompasses (1) the habitability of silicate mineral substrates for microbes, (2) the strategies used by microorganisms to obtain metal nutrients from minerals of different nutrient content and resilience t ...
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Synthesis of systematic resources (SYNTHESYS3)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

SYNTHESYS3 will create an accessible, integrated European resource for researchers in the natural sciences in Europe and globally. Building on the success of the previous SYNTHESYS IA, the NA will focus on improving collections management of new physical and virtual collections. By focusing the JRA on extracting and enhancing data from digitised collections, SYNTHESYS3 will increase the accessibil ...
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... Grecian juniper woods (GJW) contain the Juniperus excelsa and J. foetidissima species that are characterised by extremely low germination rates, and thus have limited capability to germinate naturally. These are light-demanding species that require open canopy habitats and their natural regeneration can be adversely affected by forest densification, shrub invasion, or fire. GJW habitats ...
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EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2017,

Sustainable governance of our biological resources requires reliable scientific knowledge that meets the needs of society. Current biodiversity observation systems and environmental datasets are unbalanced in coverage and not integrated, limiting integrative analyses and implementation of environmental policies.EU BON presents an innovative approach towards integration of biodiversity information ...
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"Reconstructing the historical (phylogenetic) interrelationships of biological entities (e.g., taxa, species, genes) is a substantial goal of evolutionary biology not least because knowledge of these relationships facilitates the interpretation of all comparative biological data. Due to continuing improvement of sequencing techniques and computational power within the last 20 years, molecular phyl ...
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"Biodiversity is unevenly distributed in space and time, and biologists seek to explain the generalities and exceptions. North East India (NEI) is very rich in biodiversity. Previously this was thought to be because it is a gateway between the Himalaya and IndoBurma regions. These two latter regions are considered biodiversity conservation hotspots, with the boundary between them running through N ...
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Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation (MIDAS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The MIDAS project addresses fundamental environmental issues relating to the exploitation of deep-sea mineral and energy resources; specifically polymetallic sulphides, manganese nodules, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, methane hydrates and the potential mining of rare earth elements. These new industries will have significant impacts on deep-sea ecosystems, in some cases extending over hundre ...
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"This project addresses fundamental gaps in our knowledge on the diversity and eco-biogeography of Sino-Himalayan Umbelliferae, commonly known as the carrot or parsley family. Many of these plants are medicinal herbs used by Sino-Himalayan communities, and are endangered due to their fragmented and shrinking forest habitat. This study will be achieved through development of a web-based taxonomic w ...
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Clays in acid environments on Mars (Acid-Mars)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

This project will investigate the origin of aluminous Martian clay minerals (thought to be Hesperian in age) as possibly generated by acid hydrous alteration of silicate rocks. Clays are abundant on Mars, indicating extensive and continued hydrous activity at an early stage in the planet. Such fact has implications for the search of evidence for extraterrestrial life and for our knowledge of past ...
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Evolutionary ecology, the study of patterns and processes at the interface of evolutionary biology and ecology, is an exciting and rapidly growing research area. However, most studies ignore one important factor: extinction. I aim to develop methods for adding fossil species into phylogenies and evolutionary ecology analyses, using primates as a study group because the order has a lot of interesti ...
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Forensic entomology is today an increasingly robust science which has its main application in the estimation of the minimum postmortem interval based on the age of necrophagous insects (mainly blowflies) collected from cadavers. However, whilst accurate death time estimations can be inferred from the larval stage of these insects, estimates based on the pupal stage (which accounts for approximatel ...
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CENSZ – Critical Elements in Nonsulphide Zinc Deposits (CENSZ)

Start date: Jul 1, 2015, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

The definition Critical Elements (CE) is assigned to those raw materials that are characterized by high supply risk and their high economic importance for the world/EU economy. Their high supply risk for EU is because Europe does not have enough primary resources of its own. The supply has to be satisfied by the global market production, which is often from geopolitically sensitive regions. It i ...
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"The principal strategic objective of INTERCROSSING is the cultivation of a new type of young researcher to deal with challenges of exploiting the latest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies – individuals with rigorous training in three disciplines hardly ever found together any one young scientist: population genetics, informatics and statistics. The need for this supra-disciplinary com ...
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NHM NIGHT5

Start date: May 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Since 2010 NHM has successfully delivered four consecutive European Researchers’ Nights with increasing public participation and engagement year after year. NHM NIGHT5 aims to build on this experience to aid the delivery of at least five captivating events across the UK. NHM NIGHT5 aims to:• actively breakdown existing public stereotypes of researchers• drive home to the public an awareness of th ...
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Background Located in southwest Romania, The Natura 2000 site “Danube water course Bazias – Iron Gates” includes a large area of priority habitats for the pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus). It is also an important stopover point for migrating birds. The pygmy cormorant is one of 23 bird species listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive found at ...
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The growing development, production and use of engineered nanomaterials and associated products will increase exposure of both humans and ecosystems to these new materials. However, current knowledge is still incomplete and established test methods are as yet inappropriate to reliably assess the extent of exposure and risk of materials at the nano-scale. There is an urgent need to develop methods ...
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The tropical rivers of Asia are hotspots of freshwater fish biodiversity, yet little scientific attention has been devoted to understanding this diversity in a regional biogeographical context. One major unresolved question is the nature of the freshwater faunal break between Indian and Southeast Asian zoogeographical realms and the evolutionary relationship of species that occur in the transition ...
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Nanoscale objects interact with living organisms in a fundamentally new manner, ensuring that a fruitful marriage of nanotechnology and biology will long outlast short term imperatives. Therefore, investment in an infrastructure to drive scientific knowledge of the highest quality will have both immediate benefits of supporting the safety assessment of legacy nanomaterials, as well as pointing tow ...
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The Adriatic's museums enrich cultural tourism (MUSEUMCULTOUR)

Start date: Aug 31, 2012, End date: Apr 29, 2015,

... e, that is the strengthening of the sustainable development capabilities of the Adriatic region. In particular, the project addresses the specific objective of promoting, improving and protecting the natural and cultural resources of the Adriatic area through the measure Sustainable tourism. The partnership is made of heterogeneous organisations with specific characteristics, roles, functions and ...
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New Insights on Micrometeorites (MICROMET)

Start date: Apr 15, 2013, End date: Apr 14, 2015,

... ts, and determine the sources (asteroid or comet) and flux of micrometeorite types with time.The proposed work will transfer the Fellow’s expertise in small sample preparation and analysis to the Natural History Museum and expand its repertoire of extraterrestrial material studies. This will reinforce Natural History Museum’s reputation as a world-class facility for the curation and study of extr ...
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... of eukaryotic plankton has revealed that this group of protists is globally distributed and has a free-living stage. We have performed a pilot test on 28 tadpoles specimens from the collection of the Natural History Museum of London (UK) in order to confirm the association between the protist and frogs and found three positive cases in distantly related frog taxa. We therefore hypothesise that thi ...
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The OrientGate project will foster concerted and coordinated climate adaptation actions across the SEE region. The project will explore climate risks faced by coastal, rural and urban communities; contribute to a better understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on water regimes, forests and agro-ecosystems; and analyse specific adaptation needs in the hydroelectricity, agro-ali ...
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The main objective of the project is to unite ideas, capacity and tools for improvement of nature education situation and so awareness of the society on sustainable development and integrated nature conservation in the project region of territories of Estonia, Latvia and Russia. During the project it is foreseen to create cooperation network between public and non-governmental organisations in Est ...
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Origin and Early Evolution of Plant Symbionts (SYMBIONTS)

Start date: Sep 3, 2012, End date: Sep 2, 2014,

... first large scale systematic survey of an historic slide collection of petrified plants to document their microscopic eukaryotes. This will be based on the large and comprehensive collections at The Natural History Museum, London. I will be trained in state of the art imaging methods and phylogenetic analysis to enable me to document the diversity of the symbionts and to determine their affinitie ...
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Edible, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (EMAP)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Jul 31, 2014,

... hniques and facilities; development of extraction and quali-quantitative evaluation of plant constituents with medicinal, food, agronomic and industrial interest (bioactive compounds, essential oils, natural aroma, flavour, fragrances, natural dyes); chemical profile of essential oils and volatile fractions for the selection of essential oil from different plant families; development and validatio ...
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Background Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and boasts a rich biodiversity as a result of its biogeographical isolation and 10 000-year civilisation. The LIFE project targeted 20 fauna species and their habitats that are threatened by factors that include land-use changes, destruction of habitat, wildfires, water demand and overexpl ...
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"The main objective of PLANTORIGINS-ITN is to improve career prospects of young researchers in the growing field of plant evolutionary developmental biology through a programme of research, training and transfer of knowledge that integrates new discoveries and approaches in the fields of plant morphology, systematics, and developmental genetics with the overall goal of understanding the origins of ...
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Opening up the Natural History Heritage for Europeana (OpenUp!)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

European natural history collections manage and give access to over 1.5 bn objects from the world's biodiversity heritage, covering most of the species described worldwide. These are reference objects for all the common and famous species in the world, incl. those of high economic importance and even those that have already gone extinct. Many have great cultural value as they were collected during ...
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