AGREEMENT ON SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION AND ACADEMIC EXCHANGE
E-URAL project team would like to congratulate Voronezh State Forest Technical Academy (VSAFT) in Russia and Johann Heinrich von Thuenen Institute (vTI) in Germany for concluding an Agreement on cooperation and academic exchange.
The collaboration between the two organizations was initiated during the International Workshop “Nature and biodiversity: Opportunities for EU-Russia Collaboration” organized by the E-URAL project partners in parallel to the “V Days of European science in Central Russia (28 June- 2 July 2010, Voronezh)”.
The agreement was prepared by the E-URAL event participants, Prof. Sergey Matveev (Professor of forestry, department of VSAFT) and Dr. Walter Seidling (Senior scientist of the Institute for Forest Ecology and Forest Inventory of vTI), and finally signed in Eberswalde on 11th November 2010.
We hope this is a start for fruitful and long-lasting cooperation!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PARTNERS IN RUSSIA ACTIVE IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR?
We are pleased to inform you that the researcher’s forum is now available on the E-URAL website. This is a useful platform where people can register to communicate with potential partners as well as E-URAL project partners in order to discuss and exchange information on FP7. Potential topics for discussion are FP7 calls, partner searches, proposal writing, project implementation and others.
The 2011 Work Programme has a specific topic for Russia under the “Ocean of Tomorrow” call, containing a clear indication to Black Sea. The call is based on the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research" and will involve, beside the Environment theme, also KBBE, Energy and Transport. The regional focus of the call on the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea reflects the huge sustainability challenges in these two sea basins. It is also in line with the Council conclusions on the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research", which invite to put a particular emphasis on the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.
This call is implemented jointly by the following FP7 thematic priorities:
Theme 2 – Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
Theme 5 – Energy
Theme 6 – Environment (including climate change)
Theme 7 – Transport (including Aeronautics)
Date of publication: 20 July 2010
Deadline: 18 January 2011 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
Indicative budget: EUR 45 million from the 2011 budget
Multi-use offshore platforms
Collaborative Project Max requested EU contribution per proposal: EUR 14.000.000
Marine microbial diversity – new insights into marine ecosystems functioning and its biotechnological potential
Collaborative Project (large scale integrating project) Max requested EU contribution per proposal: EUR 9.000.000
Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human-made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance
Collaborative Project (large scale integrating project) for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries Max requested EC contribution per proposal: EUR 13.000.000
Knowledge-base and tools for regional networks of MPAs, integrated management of activities together with assessment of wind energy potential in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Collaborative Project (large scale integrating project) for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries Max requested EU contribution per proposal: EUR 9.000.000
For further information visit the following website
FP7 ENVIRONMENT OPEN CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
The new Environment (incl. Climate change) Workprogramme was launched on the 20th of July. The calls that will contribute to these objectives are:
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY targets impact of inland economy on marine resources
On 20 July 2010, under the EU's 'Capacities' programme, the European Commission launched a 'Science in society' call for proposals. The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Action Plans on Societal Challenges identifies the key issue of finding a balance between the development and management of inland activities and the prevention/mitigation of their impacts on the marine environment and coastal zones.
International Partnerships for Sustainable
Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and
the Environment (CLIENT)
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has recently published a new funding mechanism (CLIENT), which provides financing forinternational partnerships in research, development and application ofenvironmental and climate protection technologies and services. BRICcountries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are eligible to participate andreceive financing.
ANALYSIS AND INVENTORY OF FP7 MARINE-RELATED PROPOSALS: including proposals with potential applications in the maritime sector)
2007-2008 calls for proposals
In the context of the “European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research”, this study is a first attempt to present a quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as an inventory of marine related proposals selected under the 7th Framework Programme for research (FP7). Over the past year, data has been compiled, checked and analysed in order to provide the stakeholders with a thorough and reliable overview of marine-related proposals across four FP7 specific programmes: “COOPERATION”, “IDEAS”, PEOPLE and “CAPACITIES”.
In presenting this analysis, the Commission responds to the need expressed by the scientific community during the consultation on the Green Paper “on a future maritime policy for the European Union” to ensure regular exchange of information on marine and maritime research addressed in the different specific programmes of the 7th Framework Programme for research.
SELECTED PROJECTS in MARINE RESEARCH PERIOD 2007-2010
FP7 - Theme 6 – Environment
(including climate change)
This publication provides a first outline of the research and development activities in the marine domain funded under the FP7 Environment (including climate change) Programme, as a result of the four calls launched during the period between 2007 and 2010. The projects described here address major issues and challenges in marine environmental research, such as the role of the oceans in the climate system, the overexploitation of marine living resources, pressures in coastal zones, the loss of marine biodiversity, etc. In the other hand these projects provide the tools and techniques necessary to allow us to better monitor, understand, protect and manage our oceans and seas.
Call for abstracts for Session EG1 - Today and Tomorrow: Regional Environmental Perspectives and Futures Deadline for abstract submissions: 10/01/1011, 14:00
E-URAL project in collaboration with SPRING project (Scoping China's Environmental Research Excellence and Infrastructure) are co-organising a special session within the European Geosciences Union Annual Conference regarding regional environmental perspectives and futures.
This session is open to papers from all corners of the globe seeking to cross national and continental borders to assess, implement and coordinate the use of technologies and policies in the environment sector. This session will support the standard EGU technical sessions by adding themes of environment research capacity, collaboration models and regulation and policies. Papers that fall into the following broad categories are invited.
i) mapping of national/ regional environmental research field strengths and strategies
ii) national/ regional environment policy and legislation
iii) road-mapping and foresight studies
iv) cooperation strategies and methodologies
WasteTech 2011: The 7th International Exhibition and Conference for Waste Management, Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energy
Moscow, Russia, Crocus Expo, 31 May – 3 June 2011 http://2011.sibico.com/index.php?lang=en