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Call for expressions of interest in Environment and Climate and Marine Science and Technology programmes

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of persons or organizations to assist the Commission in areas relating to European Community research programmes in the fields of environment and climate and marin...

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of persons or organizations to assist the Commission in areas relating to European Community research programmes in the fields of environment and climate and marine science and technology. The Commission will draw up a list of suitable candidates. Each time a specific contract is to be concluded relating to the areas described below, the Commission will send the specifications to all the candidates on the list, or to some of them selected on the basis of special criteria for the contract concerned. The list drawn up following this notice will be used solely for contracts whose estimated value is below the thresholds laid down in the relevant public procurement directives. The list will be divided into three sublists, each one of which will correspond to one of the types of service referred to below. The European Community is carrying out research and technological development activities giving rise to specific programmes under successive framework programmes. The objective of this call is to draw up a list of suitably qualified persons or organizations to assist the Commission in the management of activities related to the environment and climate and marine science and technology programmes in the following areas: - Environment and Climate programme: . Climate change and impact on natural resources; . Atmospheric physics and chemistry, biosphere processes; . Instruments, techniques and methods for monitoring the environment; . Technologies and methods to protect the environment; . Technologies to forecast, prevent and reduce natural risks; . Methodological research and pilot projects for space techniques applied to environmental monitoring; . R&D on advanced sensor technology for space techniques applied to environmental monitoring; . Centre for Earth Observation (CEO); . Economic and societal driving forces and impacts of environmental change; . Economic and societal response to environmental issues; . Sustainable development and technological change; . Integration of scientific and socio-economic consideration in formulations of environmental policies; - Marine Science and Technology programme: . Marine systems research; . Extreme marine environments; . Regional seas research; . Coastal and shelf seas research; . Coastal engineering and natural defences; . Generic marine technologies; . Advanced systems for marine technologies; . Modelling, ocean data management and quality control for research and operational applications; . Use of heavy experimental equipment, research vessels and their modular equipment, large computing facilities and other technical resources in the EEA; . Design of components and systems for heavy, advanced equipment; . Calibration techniques and standards for marine instrumentation and observational equipment. The work may relate to services listed in three sublists: - Sublist 1 (COO): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of RTD projects (scientific and technical monitoring, analysis of documents, evaluation of industrial potential of RTD projects, ex-post evaluation of projects, organization of conferences and workshops, etc.); - Sublist 2 (ETU): General or technical studies on subjects relating to research programmes and projects (studies on market requirements, on scientific and technological trends and topics as well as on social or environmental aspects, etc.); - Sublist 3 (EXP): Assistance and back-up for the exploitation of results of RTD projects (search for industrial partners, licensing agreements, financial engineering, legal assistance for the protection of industrial property rights, training, etc.). This latter service is to be established in accordance with the Third Activity of the Fourth Framework Programme: Dissemination and Exploitation of Results. The list will be valid for three years from 2 June 1995. Applications should be sent to: European Commission Directorate-General XII Directorate D SDME 3/24 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels Application forms may be obtained from the same address.