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European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure

Objective

A collective effort is needed to create the environmental research infrastructure for answering pressing questions in a world of rapid social, economic and environmental change.
The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure.
eLTER´s major objectives and methods are to:
(1) identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges through consultations with scientific, policy and business stakeholders and horizon scanning;
(2) streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues, in collaboration with related global and European research infrastructures, e.g. LifeWatch;
(3) develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data by enabling data publishing through distributed Data Nodes and by providing access to data on key research challenges through a Data Integration Platform;
(4) foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through new partnerships with the providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies.
The LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone community will collaborate to achieve these goals. 162 sites in 22 countries will provide data on long-term trends in environmental change, some reaching back 100 years. Test cases using these data will address a range of environmental and social issues to push innovation in network level services and steer conceptual developments.
The envisaged “LTER Infrastructure” will enable European-scale investigation of major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, and support knowledge-based decision making at multiple levels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 844 625,50

Participants (29)

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 137 250
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 214 921,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 510
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 643,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 173 355
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 074
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 943
Address
Ul. Tylna 3
90-364 Lodz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU

Participation ended

Serbia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 226 893,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 641 530,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 88 965
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 35 604
Address
Ul. Gagarin 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GISAT S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 48 562
Address
Milady Horakove 1523/57A
170 00 Praha 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 166 055
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MASINOTEK OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 47 145
Address
Ensimmainen Savu 2
01510 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 173
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
GEOHIRES INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 250
Address
Butenwall 56
46325 Borken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 47 907
Address
Klebelsberg Kuno Utca 3
8237 Tihany
Activity type
Research Organisations
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 228 516
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES AGENTURA LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES BIOLOGIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 52 703,75
Address
Miera Street 3
2169 Salaspils
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 047
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 14 187,50
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 87 572,75
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 47 459
Address
Stefanikova 3
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 41 423
Address
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 316
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 94 946,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 221 132
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 67 427,25
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Activity type
Research Organisations