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Geotechnical and geological Responses to climate change: Exchanging Approaches and Technologies on a world-wide scale

Objective

"GREAT will focus on the geotechnical and geological response to the global challenge of climate change. It aims to promote sharing of mitigation and adaptation strategies on a world-wide scale by involving 5 major European institutions and 6 ICPC institutions from three BRICS countries (China, India, and Brazil). The goal is to facilitate access of Europe to research and innovation carried out in emerging economies and, at the same time, to promote Europe as a pole of attraction for research and innovation on a global scale. GREAT will address four major research areas: i) climate resilient geo-infrastructure; ii) carbon-efficient geo-infrastructure; iii) carbon capture and energy extraction using conventional geo-infrastructure; and iv) geological carbon storage and deep geothermal extraction.
GREAT will stimulate long-term collaboration between European and BRICS institutions via the secondment of ~50 PhD/Post-doc researchers and ~50 senior members of staff. The seconded PhD/Post-doc researchers will develop mini-projects jointly supervised by senior staff at home and host institution to ensure an effective scientific exchange. These mini-projects are integrated into the overall PhD/Post-doc activities and are anticipated to lead to a substantial number of joint publications. On the other hand, secondment of senior staff members will allow preparing joint proposals to be submitted during the 4-year period of the project. The project will fully exploit the opportunities for collaborative research jointly funded by European and ICPC councils to foster long-term cooperation between European and ICPC institutions. The project will also put in place mechanisms for sustainable networking (i.e. beyond the duration of the project) based on six-monthly virtual workshops, a Facebook portal to facilitate day-to-day interaction in particular between ESRs, and a dedicated Youtube channel for making lectures delivered by senior staff available across the continents."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 300 300
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)

Participants (4)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 100
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laloui Lyesse (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Urciuoli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merce Torrellas Font (Dr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
EU contribution
€ 224 700
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carolina García-Olmedo Garrido (Ms.)