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Global Change and Ecosystems, Catalogue of projects funded during the Sixth Framework Programme

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Covering the period 2002-2006, the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) is designed to provide major leverage to the creation of a European Research Area (ERA), where the aim is to provide the EU with a scientific and technological policy that is more effectively coordinated, better managed and more dynamic. Within FP6 environmental research forms part of a thematic priority on "Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems", on the same footing as energy and transport.
With an EU support of EUR 852 million the "Global change and ecosystems" sub-priority 6.3 focuses on a better understanding of ecosystems and of the mechanisms of global change, including the effect these mechanisms have on land and marine resources, and the development of related forecasting capacities. Included, EUR 78.9 million has been earmarked for the "Scientific Support to Policies" (SSP) activities with the aim to support the formulation and implementation of Community policies of environmental relevance, by providing scientific contributions to policies that are targeted precisely on policy needs ("demand-driven"), coherent across the various Community policy areas.
This publication presents summarised information on the 280 projects funded during FP6 under the "Global change and ecosystems" sub-priority and the relevant "Scientific Support to Policies" research activities

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