Archive of European Projects

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Cosmological Tests of Gravity (CosTesGrav)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2020,

... ng our theoretical knowledge of the models and our state-of-the-art simulations.This grant will exploit and develop the world-leading position of the group initiated by Kazuya Koyama at the University of Portsmouth funded by the ERC starting grant (2008-2013).
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The PERCEIVE (Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe) project aims at both mapping and explaining inter- and intra-regional variations in: a) the experiences and results of cohesion policy implementation, b) citizens’ awareness and appreciation of EU efforts for delivering cohesion and c) European identities and citizen ...
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This project seeks to bring a new perspective to understanding state construction in Algeria after independence. Through a history of the first generations of Algerians who went to university in the 1960s and 1970s, it explores the intersections between political and institutional transformations and social, cultural and economic processes. These processes include increasing literacy, rural to urb ...
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Using Galaxy Surveys to Understand the Dark Universe (Darksurvey)

Start date: 01 Jun 2014, End date: 31 May 2019,

... o perform additional tests, and to break degeneracies present when cosmological models are tested.This grant will consolidate the world-leading position of the group initiated by Will Percival at the University of Portsmouth, and developed over the last 4 years. Furthermore, it will train and develop a group of scientists within Europe with the key experimental skills required for the ESA Euclid m ...
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In clinical interventions, skill transfer from therapist to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefits from the inclusion of expressive artefacts such as puppets and animated characters. Well-designed robotic agents have proven to be particularly effective and are becoming an increasingly important tool for mediating between therapists and ASD children in robot-assisted therapy (RAT). ...
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A new EU 7th Framework Programme project, “LEANWIND” (Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments) seeks to apply lean principles to the offshore wind farm project lifecycle. The primary LEANWIND objective is to provide cost reductions across the offshore wind farm lifecycle and supply chain through the application of lean principles and the developm ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 30 Sep 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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The aim of this cosmology proposal is to study the contents, history and evolution of our Universe, using the distribution of matter on large scales. I propose to study new methods to identify and catalogue rare voids and superclusters in the large-scale structure of the Universe and to study their statistical, morphological and dynamical properties. I will use these studies to propose new observa ...
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"Fluids are a ubiquitous element of the Earth system, whether shallow aquifers, deeper crustal fluids (meteoric water, hydrothermal fluid and hydrocarbons), or deep fluids implicated in subduction zones via dehydration reactions. However, our understanding of the stresses imparted by fluids in the shallow crust (2 km) and how these over-pressurize the surrounding rock via the process of hydrofract ...
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European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation (E-ARK)

Start date: 01 Feb 2014, End date: 31 Jan 2017,

The goal of the E-ARK Project is to pilot archival services to keep records authentic and usable based on current best-practices. These will address the three main endeavours of an archive – acquiring, preserving and enabling re-use of information. E-ARK will demonstrate the potential benefits for public administrations, public agencies, public services, citizens and business by providing easy and ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: 01 Jun 2015, End date: 30 Sep 2016,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Evolution of cognition and primate social style (Macacognitum)

Start date: 01 Oct 2014, End date: 30 Sep 2016,

In his book “The Descent of Man” (1871), Darwin suggested that differences between human and animal intelligence is a matter of degree, not of kind. Since then, it has been empirically proven that Humans share common cognitive attributes but also exhibit complex cognitive skills not demonstrated by other primates. A crucial question in comparative cognitive research is whether these species differ ...
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... ent and research. New SNA and research interviewing skills will be vital for his innovative interdisciplinary combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. He will be based at Portsmouth University’s Centre for European and International Studies Research, which has excellent training facilities for early career researchers. He will work with Professor Wolfram Kaiser, a leading contemporary ...
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Evolution of Tolerance to an Anti-Androgen (ETAA)

Start date: 01 Aug 2012, End date: 31 Jul 2016,

"The research outlined in this proposal investigates the potential for exposure to endocrine active chemicals (EACs) to influence evolutionary processes within fish populations. The EACs are globally recognised as a prevalent group of environmental contaminants that are known to induce reproductive abnormalities in a range of vertebrates. Although the impact of exposure to these chemicals is well ...
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Novel Delivery Platform for Hydrophobic Drugs ("""RTILS-GELS""")

Start date: 15 Jan 2014, End date: 14 Jan 2016,

Underpinned by pharmaceutical-industry estimates that approximately 40% of lipophilic therapeutic molecules are rejected because of their poor aqueous solubility and formulation-stability issues, one of the main challenges facing modern pharmaceutical science is the development of carrier vehicles for the extended delivery of such drug candidates. Additional impetus for such research activities is ...
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"Marine biofouling can be defined as the colonization of man-made surfaces in seawater by microscopic and macroscopic organisms. This phenomenon can result in great loss of function and effectiveness both for cruising ships and for static constructions. Of special concern is the negative effects of hard foulers such as barnacles, which cause [1]: (i) increased drag resistance resulting in up to 40 ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: 01 Jun 2014, End date: 30 Sep 2015,

The University of Portsmouth has an established history of accessing the Erasmus programme (Socrates, LLP) for the benefit of its staff and students, and is currently placed within the top 25 UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with regard to number of Erasmus+ student participants, and in the top 5 UK HEIs for number of Erasmus+ staff participants. The project this year was a continuation of ...
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SOCIOEC is an interdisciplinary, European wide project bringing together scientists from several fisheries sciences with industry partners and other key stakeholders to work in an integrated manner on solutions for future fisheries management, that can be implemented at a regional level. The central concept is to provide a mechanism for developing measures that are consistent with the overarching ...
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Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity (TESIS)

Start date: 01 Mar 2011, End date: 28 Feb 2015,

TESIS, “Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity”, is an integrated ITN programme to investigate the foundations of human sociality. It brings together the complementary expertise of 13 European research institutes, clinical centres and private enterprises that span the biomedical sciences and the humanities. Thus, TESIS provides critical mass in the fields of philosophy, cognitive neurosc ...
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"Microbes play an essential role in the global cycling of carbon and nitrogen, but, many of the microorganisms involved in these biogeochemical cycles are, as yet, unculturable using traditional microbiological methods. Thus, essential microbial interactions and biochemical processes contributing to these cycles await discovery. Application of molecular tools can overcome limitations of non-cult ...
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"Aquaculture is widely considered as important for enhancing food security, alleviating poverty and improving nutrition. However, little information is available concerning the direct and indirect impacts of aquaculture on food security and poverty alleviation in most developing countries and LIFDCs. Strengthening the knowledge base surrounding aquaculture and food and nutrition security through t ...
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Monitoring the quality of drinking water is of paramount importance for public health. “Water is not a commercial product but a heritage that must be protected, defended and treated as such” (Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC). The threat of waterborne diseases in Europe will predictably increase in the future as the human population increases and as a result of globalization and migration from ...
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"The researcher has demonstrated excellence in developing new techniques for detecting, measuring and modelling the intergalactic medium (IGM) and its relation to galaxy formation. He has been particularly focussed on recent incarnations of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II & -III) and is a key member of the team using observations of the IGM in a massive spectroscopic survey of the distant un ...
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"The proposed research project explores the lack of reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the oldest common policy of the present day European Union, prior to 1992. It does so by analysing the role and influence of organised farm interests as one of the main driving forces behind agricultural policy inertia.The project has two main aims. Firstly, it investigates how and to what extent fa ...
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Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is identified as one of the most promising candidates for marine aquaculture in Europe, with several characteristics that make it an interesting species for commercial growers and European consumers. The species has tremendous potential as an aquaculture species but many of its attributes are currently unexploited utilize. European production of turbot has been increa ...
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Trans Channel Neuroscience Network (TC2N)

Start date: 31 Aug 2009, End date: 29 Jun 2014,

The TC2N project is managed by a federation of 40 laboratories from Nijmegen to Brest, via Portsmouth called the LARC-Neuroscience Network. The project will focus on 5 main research topics: cerebrovascular accident (CVA), eating disorders, tumors, neurodevelopmental diseases and (neuro)endocrine disruptives.The main objectives of the project are: - to boost, widen and develop the LARC-Neuroscience ...
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Measuring Dark Energy Properties Using Galaxy Surveys (MDEPUGS)

Start date: 01 Oct 2008, End date: 31 Mar 2014,

"Observations have shown that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. At present, there is no physically motivated model to explain this, directly demonstrating that current theories of fundamental particles and gravity are either incorrect or incomplete. Understanding this phenomenon is consequently one of the most important outstanding problems in the whole of science. Perhaps the simples ...
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Sea Border Surveillance (SeaBILLA)

Start date: 01 Jun 2010, End date: 28 Feb 2014,

The SeaBILLA proposal aims to 1) define the architecture for cost-effective European Sea Border Surveillance systems, integrating space, land, sea and air assets, including legacy systems; 2) apply advanced technological solutions to increase performances of surveillance functions; 3) develop and demonstrate significant improvements in detection, tracking, identification and automated behaviour an ...
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Modified Gravity as an Alternative to Dark Energy (MGATDE)

Start date: 01 Oct 2008, End date: 30 Sep 2013,

Modified Gravity as an Alternative to Dark Energy
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It became evident over the last 20 years that glial cells are involved in virtually every aspect of nervous system function. Neurons and glia exchange chemical signals that are essential for the normal function of the nervous system, and are crucial in disease. Recently it was discovered that glial cells also act as neural stem cells both in early development and adulthood, and in synapse formatio ...
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Initial training network on biocorrosion (BIOCOR ITN)

Start date: 01 Sep 2009, End date: 31 Aug 2013,

"Any material in contact with water or moisture during its life-cycle is rapidly colonised by microbial species which can be the source of severe deterioration processes, such as microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), also called biocorrosion. The annual direct and derived costs of corrosion are estimated to be around 4% of the GNP of developed countries, of which 10-20% are related to biocorrosi ...
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"Deepwater fisheries pose particular difficulties for management. Target species are difficult to assess with high levels of uncertainty, they are generally vulnerable to overfishing and sustainable levels of exploitation are low. Ecosystems are impacted by fishing due to the removal of target species, bycatch of numerous fish and other organisms and the crushing of benthos such as e.g. cold water ...
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Keeping Emulation Environments Portable (KEEP)

Start date: 01 Feb 2009, End date: 29 Feb 2012,

Description KEEP creates portable emulators enabling access to and use of digital objects stored on outdated media. The technology is being tested on early computer games.KEEP is developing an Emulation Access Platform enabling the accurate rendering of objects produced on obsolete machines, so that they can be securely accessed in the lo ...
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Judgement and Knowledge in Fisheries including Stakeholders (JAKFISH)

Start date: 01 May 2008, End date: 31 Oct 2011,

"The project will investigate how different actors in the marine sector, including fisheries, make use of scientific knowledge, how the roles that scientists play help formulate policies and how governance approaches can be developed which enable policy decisions to address uncertainty and complexity based on research and with the participation of stakeholders. The project will collect and build o ...
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"Cholera is a severe diarrhoeal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and is responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide every year. The current treatment is oral rehydration therapy combined with antibiotics. However, with antibiotic resistance on the rise, new antimicrobial strategies are needed to combat the disease. An attractive antimicrobial approach is to inhibit functions that ...
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Predicting volatility is of great importance in pricing financial derivatives, selecting portfolios, measuring and managing investment risk more accurately. Since 1980 volatility forecasting is based on day by day datasets. However, the last decade, the use of ultra-high frequency datasets provided more accurate volatility forecasts. In the case where we are interested in evaluating a method’s for ...
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LOGistics & MANufacturing trends and sustainable transport (LOGMAN)

Start date: 31 Aug 2009, End date: 30 Aug 2011,

Factors like global competition, labour cost, recycling technologies and environmental restrictions force companies to implement new logistics and manufacturing systems. From a transport’s point-of-view most of these new systems (e.g. offshoring) have negative impacts as they induce additional freight transport. But on the other hand they are implemented as they have positive effects like cheaper ...
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"The proposed research project sets out to describe and explain the establishment of an environmental policy at the EC level in the 1970s that eventually led to its incorporation into the treaties with the Single European Act in 1987. It seeks to elicit why and how it was possible to institutionalise a new policy area at the level of the European Community that had not originally been foreseen in ...
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The MarMuCommerce partners aim to create a business model that introduces commercial marketing techniques and tools to public heritage institutions and thus enable them to develop and apply innovative concepts to generate additional income. Achievements: At the beginnin ...
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... llution and to support the water policies in Western Balkan countries. This will be achieved in the following partial steps:• Development of capacity to provide up-to-date training for the staff of University of Novi Sad, University of Belgrade, University of Sarajevo, University of Banja Luka related to monitoring of priority substances, emerging substances, persistent organic pollutants and othe ...
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