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European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654359

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 138

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 138

Coordinated by:

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

Objective

A collective effort is needed to create the environmental research infrastructure for answering pressing questions in a world of rapid social, economic and environmental change.
The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure.
eLTER´s major objectives and methods are to:
(1) identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges through consultations with scientific, policy and business stakeholders and horizon scanning;
(2) streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues, in collaboration with related global and European research infrastructures, e.g. LifeWatch;
(3) develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data by enabling data publishing through distributed Data Nodes and by providing access to data on key research challenges through a Data Integration Platform;
(4) foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through new partnerships with the providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies.
The LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone community will collaborate to achieve these goals. 162 sites in 22 countries will provide data on long-term trends in environmental change, some reaching back 100 years. Test cases using these data will address a range of environmental and social issues to push innovation in network level services and steer conceptual developments.
The envisaged “LTER Infrastructure” will enable European-scale investigation of major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, and support knowledge-based decision making at multiple levels.

Coordinator

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Address

Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 844 625,50

Participants (30)

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 137 250

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 214 921,25

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 323 510

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 643,50

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 173 355

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 299 074

EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 70 943

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU

Serbia

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 226 893,75

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 641 530,50

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 965

INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 35 604

GISAT S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 48 562

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 166 055

MASINOTEK OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 47 145

SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 115 173

GEOHIRES INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 250

OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 47 907

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 228 516

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES AGENTURA LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES BIOLOGIJAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 52 703,75

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 047

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 14 187,50

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 87 572,75

INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 47 459

ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 41 423

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 316

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 94 946,25

BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 221 132

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 67 427,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654359

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 138

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 138

Coordinated by:

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria