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ISOTOPIC TOOLS AS NOVEL SENSORS OF EARTH SURFACE RESOURCES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608069

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 818 939,96

  • EU contribution

    € 3 818 939,96

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

Objective

Soil, water, and precious metals are major natural resources present at the Earth´s terrestrial surface and their efficient management is essential for future sustainable development. Their availability is regulated by massive biogeochemical transformations that take place as the chemical elements move from rock to soil, into plants, through ground water, into river water, and into ore deposits. These precious resources are currently being exploited to an extent that is unprecedented in the history of our planet. We will make use of recent technological advances, in the form of novel mass-spectrometric methods, that have the as-yet unrealised capacity to make fundamental advances in understanding the formation of these resources. The understanding developed with these new tools will ultimately guide the sustainable exploitation of Earth surface environments. We will train young researchers in these ISOtopic tools as NOvel Sensors of Earth surface resources (IsoNose) through this European Initial Training Network. Long-term collaboration to train this new generation of scientists will be initiated by instrument manufacturers, academic specialists in method development and applications, private sector participants from the environmental, material certification, and metal ore resources fields. The researchers will use IsoNose as a platform to lead this emerging field into new areas, including the geosciences, environmental forensics, biomedical sciences, and mineral resource prospecting.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Address

Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 821 079,60

Participants (7)

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 515 747,32

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 738 293,38

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 574 238,28

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 068,88

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 511 897,32

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 190 800,72

BOLIDEN TARA MINES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 244 814,46

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608069

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 818 939,96

  • EU contribution

    € 3 818 939,96

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

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