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Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle Changes in the Hydrosphere - for Operational Needs

Objective

The project SWITCH-ON addresses water concerns to thoroughly explore and exploit the significant and currently untapped potential of open data. Water information is highly sought after by many kinds of end-users, both within government and business as well as within civil society. Water touches virtually all societal and environmental domains and the knowledge domain is largely multidisciplinary. New water information and knowledge can thus lead to more efficient use of environmental services and better handling of environmental problems, including those induced by climate and environmental change. SWITCH-ON will show the benefits achieved through the whole process chain by re-purposing (re-using under different context) open data products into more dedicated and refined water products, which have high value and a broad impact on society.
The vision is to improve public services, and to foster business opportunities and growth, by establishing new forms of water research and facilitating the development of new products and services based on principles of sharing. The SWITCH-ON objectives are to use open data for implementing: 1) an innovative spatial information platform with open data tailored for direct water assessments, 2) an entirely new form of collaborative research for water-related sciences, 3) fourteen new operational products and services dedicated to appointed end-users, 4) new business and knowledge to inform individual and collective decisions in line with the Europe’s smart growth and environmental objectives. While focusing on water, the project is expected to inspire a much broader environmental and societal knowledge domain and many different end-users. The SWITCH-ON project will be one trigger in a contemporary global movement to better address environmental and societal challenges through openness and collaboration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 426 388
Administrative Contact
Monica Wallgren (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 352 640
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Montanari (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 446
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
CISMET GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 512 893,50
Address
Im Kleegarten 6
66636 Tholey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sascha Schlobinski (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 739
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 736 306
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerben Boot (Mr.)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 811
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Schulze (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 800
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Mrs.)
GECOSISTEMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 200
Address
Piazza Malatesta 21
47900 Rimini Rn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Pistocchi (Dr.)
DIPL.-ING. GÜNTER HUMER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 200 700
Address
Feld 16
4682 Geboltskirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günter Humer (Mr.)
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 325 745
Address
Botter 11 29
8232 JN Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees De Gooijer (Mr.)
JEREMY BENN ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 960
Address
Broughton Hall Gillon House
BD23 3AE Skipton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rob Lamb (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 338 191
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guenter Bloeschl (Prof.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 253 042,50
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Arvidson (Ms.)
EMVIS SYMVOULOI MICHANIKOI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 256 440
Address
Odos Paparrigopoulou 21
15343 Agia Paraskevi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Apostolos Tzimas (Mr.)