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Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study

Project description

Studies, conferences and coordination actions supporting policy development in the context of international cooperation for e-Infrastructures HydroMeteo and ICT: two worlds that should talk more to each other.

Summary:  In the Lisbon strategy, the 2005 European Council identified knowledge and innovation as the engines of sustainable growth and stated that it is essential to build a fully inclusive information society.  In parallel, the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Hyogo, 2005), defined among its thematic priorities the improvement of international cooperation in hydrometeorology research activities.  This was confirmed at the Joint Press Conference of the Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Secretariat (2009), where it was noted that that flood and storm events are among the natural disasters that most impact human life.  Hydrometeorological science has made strong progress over the last decade at the European and worldwide level: new modelling tools, post processing methodologies and observational data are available.  Recent European efforts in developing a platform for e-science provide an ideal basis for the sharing of complex hydrometeorological data sets and tools.  Despite these early initiatives, however, the awareness of the potential of the Grid technology as a catalyst for future hydrometeorological research (HMR) is still low and both the adoption and the exploitation have astonishingly been slow, not only within individual EC member states, but also on a European scale. 

Objectives:  The main goals of DRIHMS are:

  • Cross fertilization to match HMR and ICT communities;
  • To boost European research excellence and competitiveness in hydrometeorological research and Grid research by bridging the gaps between these two communities. 

 

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/hydrometeorology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator Contact

Antonio Parodi (Dr.)

Coordinator

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA
Address
Via A. Magliotto 2
17100 Savona
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 113 928
Administrative Contact
ANTONIO PARODI (Dr.)

Participants (3)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 541
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derkes (Mr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 249
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
MICHAEL SCHIFFERS (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 43 282
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
SANDRA BURLANDO (Ms.)