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The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools

Objective

Terra Nova: The New Learning Initiative between Humanities and Science: Mapping Past Environments and Energy Regimes, Rethinking Human Environment Interaction and Designing Land Management Tools for Policy. This project aims at improving our diachronic long term understanding of landscape histories and land use strategies in Europe in the Holocene and Anthropocene. Previously identified socio-cultural transitions and the effects of natural forcings will be critically assessed in a new intellectual interdisciplinary arena created by the Terra Nova project. Regional and continental syntheses will be used to anchor a new generation of landscape and climate change models which include the effects of past human actions and generate scenarios for landscape management and rewilding.
Ultimately this project will contribute to identifying major previous shifts in resource use and energy regimes and provide options for the future transition to a low carbon society.
Can we identify a balance between natural and cultural landscapes changing over space and time? Can we establish a natural reference for ‘European landscapes’ to evaluate current and future measures of landscape planning, ecosystem restoration and rewilding? Or are both systems so intertwined that the separation of the human from the natural is complex and scale and time dependant? Some researchers mark the industrial revolution as the start of the Anthropocene, others argue that long ago humans in Europe had a larger influence than natural processes upon the landscape. Notwithstanding these differences, there is consensus that the intensity of management and impacts of land management on natural systems today is unprecedented. This leads on to consideration of themes of sustainability and societal impact upon landscapes in the 21st century. From this perspective knowledge of past energy regimes and landscape interactions are essential components in understanding the present transition to a low carbon society.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 796 859,64

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING REWILDING EUROPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
Activity type
Other
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (14)

LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMIA ROMANA FILIALA IASI
Romania
Address
Carol I 8
700505 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Germany
Address
Marlene-dietrich-allee 11
14482 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WILD BUSINESS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Beacon House 113
WC2B 6PP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Asociatia de Geografie Aplicata Geoconcept
Romania
Address
Universităţii 13
720229 Suceava
Activity type
Other
Landscape Research & Management
United Kingdom
Address
24 Russell Close
WV15 5JG Bridgnorth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA PARA EL ESTUDIO DEL CUATERNARIO
Spain
Address
Facultad De Ciencias Geologicas Universidad Complutense De Madrid
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA
Romania
Address
Strada University 13
720229 Suceava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASOCIATIA WWF PROGRAMUL DUNARE CARPATI ROMANIA
Romania
Address
Bd. Tudor Vladimirescu 29 Sector 5
050881 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments