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Strengthening the cooperation between the US and the EU in the field of environmental research infrastructures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312118

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 306 352,44

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

Objective

Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is one of the top priorities of European authorities. This proposal brings together scientists and users being involved in Europe’s major environmental related research infrastructure projects, i.e. EISCAT, EPOS, LifeWATCH, EMSO, and ICOS, with their US counterparts that are responsible for the NSF funded projects AMISR, EARTHSCOPE, DataONE, OOI and NEON. The intention is that by interlinking these activities new synergies are generated that will stimulate the creation of a truly global integration of existing infrastructures. The key of this integration process will be the efficient access to and the open sharing of data and information produced by the environmental research infrastructures. This important crosscutting infrastructure category is subject to rapid changes, driven almost entirely outside the field of environmental sciences. Trends in this area include growing collaborations between computer and environmental scientists, leading to the emergence of a new class of scientific activity structured around networked access to observational information. Therefore links to running projects like ENVRI in Europe or EARTHCUBE in the US who are developing relevant architectures are indispensable. Considering this perspective the COOPEUS project will serve as a testbed for new standards and methods. Interoperability concepts and the development of e-infrastructures for the environmental ESFRI projects will beyond data also include the tools that scientist use for analyzing the data. The new term that describes this new quality in cooperation is “interworkability” which means that interoperability is extended to the exchange of concepts between individual scientists. The COOPEUS project will act as an incubation chamber for new sustainable concepts in this field. The main outcome will be to develop MoUs that will determine future cooperation strategies between the research infrastructures.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Address

Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 492 779,19

Administrative Contact

Thomas Flink (Mr.)

Participants (8)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 925

EISCAT SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 245 565

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 675

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 204 905

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 231 655

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 220 500,25

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 175

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 33 820,56

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312118

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 306 352,44

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany