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Operationalising the International Research Cooperation on Soil Carbon

Objective

To reach the targets of the Paris Agreement commitments for land degradation neutrality, for biodiversity, and to support the EU Green Deal, Europe needs to join its research and innovation forces on soil carbon with those around the globe in a coordinated manner. To scale up efforts for conserving and increasing soil carbon stocks and harness the co-benefits for climate change mitigation and adaptation, soil health and food security international coordination of research efforts is essential. In this context the EC supported a 1st Coordination action (CIRCASA) led by INRAE which brought together over 100 key stakeholders and 500 scientists from around the world who formalised an interest in establishing an International Research Consortium (IRC) on Soil Carbon built around an initial strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) focusing on agricultural soils. Operationalising the IRC requires further mobilization of the international community of stakeholders working on agricultural soil carbon but also other land uses and therefore expanding the initial SRIA as well as developing with international funding bodies an implementation plan and a central knowledge platform offering services to this community.
The main goal of ORCaSa is therefore to launch and roll out the initial operational phases of the IRC on Soil Carbon so that by 2024 the IRC has established an international position as the coordinator of soil carbon research and innovation and related issues at global level offering a unique SRIA and implementation plan, supporting knowledge platform and enable the preparation of a disruptive low cost international recognized MRV system. To reach this overall goal, ORCaSa brings together European partners and 6 regional nodes covering the 5 continents around an ambitious 3-year work plan working hand in hand with the international every step of the way.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 701 263,75
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 77 577,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 443 625,00
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 103 875,00
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 267 312,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3 - Build 101
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARCTIK SRL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 809 687,50
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12 - 1st Floor
1150 Woluwe-saint-pierre

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIMBIOTICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 293 750,00
Address
Calle Ponzano 69 4 Puerta 7
28005 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 276 000,00
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA, GHANA
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 73 000,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
VIETNAM ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 46 875,00
Address
Thanh Tri- Hanoi
134000 Hanoi

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Colorado State University
80523 2001 Fort Collins

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00