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The European Polar Research Icebreaker Consortium AURORA BOREALIS

Objective

The ERICON-AB project will generate the strategic, legal, financial and organisational frameworks required from National Governments and the European Commission to commit financial resources to the construction and running of the European Polar Research Icebreaker AURORA BOREALIS. Scientific management frameworks will be assessed including mechanisms to handle dedicated large-scale multi-year or special mission specific research programmes. The strategic integration of the facility into the fabric of the European Research Area shall be achieved by connecting the national research priorities and the demand of ship time of the stakeholder countries with a European level facility. The relevance of the facility in promoting science and technology cooperation with EU strategic partner countries such as the Russian Federation will be specifically analysed. Deliverables will focus on moving the project from the preparatory phase to the construction phase by addressing key barriers especially in relation to engineering financial models that allow the mixed participation of EU member states and Non-EU partner countries. Consortium partners and legal experts will develop the legal/political frameworks for joint ownership and operation of a multi-country research facility. A dedicated legal implementation structure for managing and operating the AURORA BOREALIS will be proposed and its connection with other existing research assets such as Polar Stations, air support and supporting satellite assets will be analysed. The final deliverables of this project will be concerned with reaching a decision point and agreement with nations ready to move forward with the construction phase. It is anticipated that a series of natural decision points for agencies/governments to pass on their individual degree of integration into the project will be programmed in to the ERICON - AB Stakeholder councils meetings.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 153 672,88
Administrative Contact
David Weber (Mr.)

Participants (20)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 936 290
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 496
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Azzolini (Dr.)
Consorzio per l'attuazione del Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide Scrl

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 485,76
Address
Via Anguillarese, 301
00060 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gloria Smaia (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 107 856
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Kohler (Dr.)
ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 163 496
Address
Bering Street 38
199397 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergey Priamikov (Dr.)
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE-VICTOR GIP
France
EU contribution
€ 73 081
Address
Technopole Brest Iroise Zi De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chantal Quivoron (Ms.)
MERENTUTKIMUSLAITOS HAVSFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Risto Lerssi (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 149 586
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
René Blokdijk (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 97 477
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdhal (Ms.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Alberts (Mr.)
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE- FNRS

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Rue D'egmont 5
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Jose Simoen (Prof.)
BULGARSKI ANTARKTICHESKI INSTITUT ASSOCIATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 85 386
Address
Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christo Pimpirev (Prof.)
FUNDATIA ANTARCTICA ROMANA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 85 386
Address
Blanari Street 23 3 Rd Floor
030061 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teodor Gheorghe Negoita (Dr.)
AKER ARCTIC TECHNOLOGY OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 141 240
Address
Merenkulkijankatu 6
00980 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Rosenstrom (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 45 261
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Haapanen (Ms.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 30 000,02
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matti Pertillä (Prof.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 30 000,02
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nette Rasmussen
Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique Scientifique (Belspo)
Belgium
Address
Wtc Iii Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maaike Vancauwenberghe (Ms.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 081
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Lauwaert (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 448,32
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabrielli Francesco (Dr.)