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COordination and iMplementation of a pan-European instrumenT for radioecology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 531 415,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 410 999,56

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

Objective

COMET will strengthen the pan-European research initiative on the impact of radiation on man and the environment by facilitating the integration of radioecological research. COMET will build upon the foundations laid by the European Radioecology Alliance (ALLIANCE) and the on-going FP7 STAR Network of Excellence in radioecology. By collaborating with the European platforms on nuclear and radiological emergency response (NERIS) and low dose risk research (MELODI), COMET will significantly aid preparation for the implementation of the Horizon 2020 umbrella structure for Radiation Protection.
In close association with STAR and the ALLIANCE, COMET will take forward the development of a Strategic Research Agenda as the basis for developing innovative mechanisms for joint programming and implementation (JPI) of radioecological research. To facilitate and foster future integration under a common federating structure, research activities developed within COMET will be targeted at radioecological research needs that will help achieve priorities of the NERIS and MELODI platforms. These research activities will be initiated in collaboration with researchers from countries where major nuclear accidents have occurred. Flexible funds, unallocated to specific tasks at project initiation, have been included within the COMET budget to facilitate RTD activities identified through the JPI mechanisms developed that are of joint interest to the ALLIANCE, NERIS and MELODI. It will also strengthen the bridge with the non-radiation community. Furthermore, COMET will develop strong mechanisms for knowledge exchange, dissemination and training to enhance and maintain European capacity, competence and skills in radioecology.
The COMET consortium has 13 partners, expanding from the organisations within the FP7 STAR project. In particular, COMET partners from countries which have experienced major nuclear accidents (i.e. Ukraine and Japan) and/or who hold Observatory sites.

Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Address

Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 741 870,65

Administrative Contact

Nathalie Impens (Dr.)

Participants (19)

SATEILYTURVAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 261 369,88

DIREKTORATET FOR STRALEVERN OG ATOMSIKKERHET

Norway

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 369,33

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 406 655,30

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 152 446,91

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 259 460,45

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 92 547,76

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 169 479,27

STATE SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTION CHORNOBYL CENTER FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND RADIOECOLOGY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 128 522

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 114 527

KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN FUKUSHIMA DAIGAKU

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 261 733

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 94 843,32

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

United States

EU Contribution

€ 107 575

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 55 652,94

TOKAI UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 7 200

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 159 246,60

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 97 500,15

AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    31 May 2017

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 531 415,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 410 999,56

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium