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... ntation and exploitation of innovative observing systems. All AtlantOS work packages will strengthen the trans-Atlantic collaboration, through close interaction with partner institutions from Canada, United States, and the South Atlantic region. AtlantOS will develop a results-oriented dialogue with key stakeholders communities to enable a meaningful exchange between the products and services that ...
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Society as a whole is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters because extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, are becoming more frequent and longer. To increase the resilience of European citizens and assets to natural disaster we propose I-REACT: Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies. The proposed system targets public administrati ...
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To reduce the total cost of low enthalpy geothermal systems by 20-30 % the project will improve actual drilling/installation technologies and designs of Ground Source Heat Exchangers (GSHE’s). This will be combined with an holistic approach for optimum selection, design and implementation of complete systems across different underground and climate conditions. The proposal will focus on one hand ...
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Terrestrial and marine ecosystems provide essential services to human societies. Anthropogenic pressures, however, cause serious threat to ecosystems, leading to habitat degradation, increased risk of collapse and loss of ecosystem services. Knowledge-based conservation, management and restoration policies are needed to improve ecosystem benefits in face of increasing pressures. ECOPOTENTIAL makes ...
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Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme (EWPFP COFUND)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

"The Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme (in short EWPFP COFUND) provides funding for incoming mobility for talented Experienced Researchers to conduct a novel or innovative research project within one of UNESCO-IHE's Chair (research) groups, with the view to support or restart the career development of experienced researchers and to support them in attaining and/or strengthenin ...
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AQUACROSS aims to support EU efforts to enhance the resilience and stop the loss of biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems as well as to ensure the ongoing and future provision of aquatic ecosystem services. It focuses on advancing the knowledge base and application of the ecosystem-based management concept for aquatic ecosystems by developing cost effective measures and integrated management practice ...
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... based on performing arts in fostering young peoples’ motivations and engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in selected secondary schools in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. A considerable percentage of young people in Europe is not interested in STEM careers mainly because they perceive that they lack the skills to deal with such topics. Such negative perce ...
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The goal of the TRUST Project is to catalyse a global collaborative effort to improve adherence to high ethical standards around the world. Achieving equity in international research is one of the pressing concerns of the 21st century. Many international groups and organisations are working on governance frameworks and standards to guide research activities after progressive globalization. Howeve ...
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Modeling the Physics of Nano-Friction (MODPHYSFRICT)

Start date: May 1, 2013, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

"In the next five years, novel nanoscale friction experiments will provide decisive data on the physics of a century-old, central, yet incompletely understood area of physics. Nano and mesoscopic phenomena without historical precedent in classic friction are emerging in tip based and other sliding and dissipation measurements. Opportunities for the control of friction, based on harnessing and modi ...
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Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth over Europe (Ark of Inquiry)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The Ark of Inquiry project aims to raise youth awareness to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) by providing young European citizens (7 to 18-year-olds) with a pool of engaging inquiry activities to improve their inquiry skills, increase their awareness and understanding of conducting ‘real’ science, and prepare them to participate in different roles in the European research and innovation p ...
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Materials design at the eXascale (MaX)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

Materials are crucial to scientific and technological advances and industrial competitiveness, and to tackle key societal challenges - from energy and environment to health care, information and communications, manufacturing, safety and transportation.The current accuracy and predictive power of materials' simulations allow a paradigm shift for computational design and discovery, in which massive ...
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Sea Change (SeaChange)

Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The overarching goals of the Sea Change project are to bring about a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them – as ‘Ocean Literate’ citizens - to take direct and sustainable action towards healthy seas and ocean, healthy communities and ultimately - a healthy planet.Key objectives of Sea Change are to:• Compile an in-depth revie ...
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The project eartH2Observe brings together the findings from European FP projects DEWFORA, GLOWASIS, WATCH, GEOWOW and others. It will integrate available global earth observations (EO), in-situ datasets and models and will construct a global water resources re-analysis dataset of significant length (several decades). The resulting data will allow for improved insights on the full extent of availab ...
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Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions (PEARL)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

"Coastal floods are one of the most dangerous and harmful natural hazards affecting urban areas adjacent to shorelines. Rapid urbanisation combined with climate change and poor governance means a significant increase in the risk of local surface flooding coinciding with high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, posing a greater risk of devastation to coastal communiti ...
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Regional climate-air quality interactions (REQUA)

Start date: Dec 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

"Air quality is strongly dependent on weather and is therefore sensitive to climate variability and climate change. On the other hand, air pollution affects the atmospheric composition which in turn affects the earth's radiative budget and the earth's climate. Hence the climate and the air quality are intimately interactive parts of the earth's system and the feedbacks between them can act to ampl ...
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SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 17 partners from 13 countries, including an intergovernmental organisation, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are adequately adapted to the evolution of technologies and societal concerns. The partners will develop an ethics assessment framework based on thorough analy ...
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"FREEWAT aims at promoting water management and planning by simplifying the application of the Water Framework Directive and other EU water related Directives. FREEWAT will be an open source and public domain GIS integrated modelling environment for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater with an integrated water management and planning module.Specific objecti ...
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Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT (RISC-KIT)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Apr 30, 2017,

"Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT (RISC-KIT) will deliver ready-to-use methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events. The open-source and free-ware RISC-KIT tool kit will consist of ● a Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) which - at the regional scale (100’s km) - can quickly asses ...
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European High-performance Infrastructures in Turbulence (EUHIT)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

Advances in key economical and societal issues facing Europe, like transport, energy generation, climate change, or industrial, environmental and geophysical mixing processes are obstructed by the lack of understanding of turbulence. To date, models fail to explain many fundamental features of turbulence, from boundary layers and particle transport, to heat transport and turbulence in complex and ...
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Brazilian-European partnership in Dynamical Systems (BREUDS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"This is a project for a partnership between leading Brazilian and European research groups in dynamical systems, a prominent subject in mathematics. An extensive consortium of European and Brazilian institutions will collaborate to provide world leading critical mass and support for research on the very forefront of the field. Work Packages reflect parallel priorities in the research. Transfer o ...
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WeSenseIT: Citizen Observatory of Water (WESENSEIT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

WeSenseIt will develop a citizen-based observatory of water, which will allow citizens and communities to become active stakeholders in information capturing, evaluation and communication.We propose:(i) data collection: (a) a first “hard” layer consisting of low-cost, static and portable devices that sense and transfer water information when automatically monitored or when initiated by citizens fr ...
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Statistical Physics Approaches to Networks Across Disciplines (NETADIS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

"Networks are ubiquitous in all aspects of human existence. They manifest themselves in everyday life, they underpin the most advanced information and communication technologies, and they provide a powerful framework for addressing a wide spectrum of complex problems in the natural sciences, in engineering, and in economics and the social sciences. Networks, network-related science, and network-ba ...
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"The project promises to strengthen European research capacity in the USA, promote competitiveness of European research and industry while informing and involving policy-makers and the general public.Opening the UMI to European partners responds to the need for 21st Century interdisciplinary and multiregional collaboration regarding water sustainability. We have exhausted the 20th century paradigm ...
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European Particle physics Latin American NETwork (EPLANET)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

"The High Energy Physics (HEP) European scientific community has developed cutting-edge, large-scale facilities that make it a world leader. Particle Physics Programmes in Europe are attracting participation of groups from non-European countries, in particular from Latin America. In the reciprocal direction, the Pierre Auger Observatory for High Energy Cosmic Rays, recently established in Argentin ...
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The biogeochemical cycles of chalcogens play a major role in the environment, where the cycles of selenium (Se) and tellurium (Te) have been much less studied compared to those of the omnipresent elements oxygen and sulfur. Removal and recovery of Se/Te from wastes is desirable for ecosystem well-being and meeting future needs of these resources. To survive and grow, bacteria harvest energy by shu ...
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Advanced Biological Waste-to-Energy Technologies (BIOWET)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

The concern of the international community in utilizing renewable energy sources is ever rising. The reasons are both economical (rising oil/gas/coal prices) and ecological (greenhouse gas emission mitigation). Biological methods for energy production such as anaerobic digestion or microbial fuel cells have a great potential to substitute fossil fuels. Moreover, these biological methods often util ...
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FLOODIS will provide accurate location based application for portable devices. The proposed solution closes a critical gap for disaster management teams, civil protection, field/emergency response units to better address and mitigate crisis situations arising before, during, and after heavy flooding. The project will provide an open-source, location based smart phone application for the general pu ...
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Open Discovery Space aims to serve as an accelerator of the sharing, adoption, usage, and re-purposing of the already rich existing educational content base. First of all, it will demonstrate ways to involve school communities in innovative teaching and learning practices through the effective use of eLearning resources. It will promote community building between numerous schools of Europe and emp ...
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A Community networking Cloud in a box (CLOMMUNITY)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

Community networking (also known as bottom-up networking) is an emerging model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond where communities of citizens can build, operate and own open IP-based networks, a key infrastructure for individual and collective digital participation. The CLOMMUNITY project aims at addressing the obstacles for communities of citizens in bootstrapping, running and exp ...
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"An increase in atmospheric CO2 derived from combustion, the rising prices of crude oil, and the diminishing supply of fossil fuels poses great challenges to worldwide sustainability. Thus, the necessity of developing greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and biobased renewable energy sources is very urgent. Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) exploits the ability of microbes to make electrical cont ...
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The aim of this project is develop new instruments and tools that will enhance environmental research and promote innovation in Danube Region, including the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. Importantly, the new instruments and tools do not start ab initio but will build on existing projects – covering multiple source of funding (public, private or PPP), whether national, regional or European – whic ...
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Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas produced in diverse terrestrial subsurface and marine ecosystems. However, the amount of CH4 emitted to the atmosphere from these ecosystems is largely reduced by methanotrophic microorganisms –microbes that oxidize CH4 to obtain energy and carbon source for their metabolism. Methane oxidation can occur aerobically or anaerobically. While extensive informat ...
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Atopic diseases in changing climate, land use and air quality (ATOPICA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

There is an urgent need to understand how global and regional climate, land use and air quality changes will impact human health. Our consortium constitutes an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to explore the combined pan-European impact of changes in climate, land use and air pollution on allergen pollen-induced diseases through a chain of quantitative physical and statistical models. We ...
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The HEALTHY FUTURES project is motivated by concern for the health impacts of environmental changes. HEATHLY FUTURES aims to respond to this concern through construction of a disease risk mapping system for three water-related high-impact VBDs (malaria, Rift valley fever and schistosomiasis) in Africa, accounting for environmental/climatic trends and changes in socio-economic conditions to predic ...
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Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation (IncREO)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

The overall objective of IncREO is to provide actors responsible for disaster management, risk prevention, civil protection and also spatial planning with EO-based solutions contributing particularly to an improved preparedness and mitigation planning for areas highly vulnerable to natural disasters and already noticeable climate change trends. These solutions will be adjusted to the users’ and en ...
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Marine life plays a vital role in the Earth's ecosystem. Wise and judicious management of all relevant resources is of paramount importance to ensure that all forms of marine life remain sustainable. However, efforts in this direction are severely hindered by extreme compartmentalization and heterogeneity at all levels and sectors: the global, national, and local organizations active in the field; ...
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Saph Pani addresses the improvement of natural water treatment systems such as river bank filtration (RBF), managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and wetlands in India building on a combination of local and international expertise. The project aims at enhancing water resources and water supply particularly in water stressed urban and peri-urban areas in different parts of the sub-continent. The objective ...
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Mining in the State of Minas Gerais (Brazil) is one of the activites with the strongest impact on the environment: heavy metals (Zn, Cd and Pb) and metalloids (As) pollute surface water, sediments and irrigated agricultural soils. This is a major drawback of this economical important activity. This project will focus on pollution of zinc mining activities in this Brazilian region. The pluridiscipl ...
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GEOSS interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water (GEOWOW)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

GEOWOW (GEOSS Interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water) is the responds to call ENV.2011.4.1.3-1 Inter-operable integration of shared Earth Observations in the Global Context.The objectives of GEOWOW are to:• Propose and validate a distributed architectural model federating Earth observation and other Earth Science data holdings, including specific communities’ infrastructures, and put this m ...
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Threats to the environment and natural resources, coupled with poor management, have serious implications for both poverty reduction and sustainable economic development. Degrading natural resources in Africa therefore result in an inreased vulnerability of the poor as a result of ecosystem stress, competition for space, soaring food and energy prices, climate change and demographic growth. Nowada ...
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