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Joint Brazilian-European research facility for climate and geodynamic research on the Amazon River basin sediments

Objective

The CLIM-AMAZON project aims at increasing the visibility and scientific excellence of the long-term Brazilian-French scientific activities supported by the current Laboratoire Mixte International Observatoire des Changements Environnementaux (LMI-OCE), a joint laboratory between the Geosciences Institute of the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB, Brazil) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, France). The objective is to open the LMI-OCE to new participating researchers from EU-Member states and Associated Countries together with the Brazilian researchers in order to maximize the initial investment of France to benefit the whole European Union. This will be achieved through the increase of the already strong existing analytical facilities of UnB to develop new approaches in the geological and environmental research in the Amazon region, a world-class example for climate research. The expansion of the research activities of LMI-OCE to new EU researchers will occur by means of scientific meetings, visits of experienced EU scientists, PhD and Post-doc calls open to students from EU Universities and of new projects proposing to do research in Brazil about erosion, the long-term history of sedimentary load transport by the Amazon River and its interaction with Atlantic Ocean. The scientific collaboration between EU/MS and Brazil within the framework of CLIM-AMAZON will have a strong impact in terms of establishment of an international laboratory based in Brazil (UnB) and also for our understanding of global transport processes involved in the world largest tropical river basin. It will also consolidate the successful cooperation between South American and European countries under the Observatoire de Recherches en Environnement sur l’Hydrologie du Bassin Amazonien (ORE-HYBAM) project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 054 741,35
Administrative Contact
Héloïse Lemoine (Ms.)

Participants (7)

FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASILIA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 137 592,59
Address
Campus Universitario Darcy Ribeiro Faculdade De Tecnologie At 05 Bairro Asa Norte
70919 970 Brasilia Df
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Farid Chemale (Prof.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 979,33
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jack Gootjes (Mr.)
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 922,20
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 428,30
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 761,16
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 823,65
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Van Wijnen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 741,70
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvana Mastropaolo (Mrs.)