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European training Network for In situ imaGing of dynaMic processes in heterogeneous subsurfAce environments

Objective

The ENIGMA network will train a new generation of young researchers in the development of innovative sensors, field survey techniques and inverse modelling approaches. This will enhance our ability to understand and monitor dynamic subsurface processes that are key to the protection and sustainable use of water resources. ENIGMA focuses mainly on critical zone observation, but the anticipated technological developments and scientific findings will also contribute to monitor and model the environmental footprint of an increasing range of subsurface activities, including large-scale water abstraction and storage, enhanced geothermal systems and subsurface waste and carbon storage. While many subsurface structure imaging methods are now mature and broadly used in research and practice, our ability to resolve and monitor subsurface fluxes and processes, including solute transport, heat transfer and biochemical reactions, is much more limited. The shift from classical structure characterization to dynamic process imaging, driven by ENIGMA, will require the development of multi-scale hydrogeophysical methods with adequate sensitivity, spatial and temporal resolution, and novel inverse modelling concepts. For this, ENIGMA will gather (i) world-leading academic teams and emerging companies that develop innovative sensors and hydrogeophysical inversion methods, (ii) experts in subsurface process upscaling and modelling, and (iii) highly instrumented field infrastructures for in-situ experimentation and validation. ENIGMA will thus create a creative and entrepreneurial environment for trainees to develop integrated approaches to water management with interdisciplinary field-sensing methods and novel modelling techniques. ENIGMA will foster EU and international cooperation in the water area by creating new links between hydrogeological observatories, academic research groups, innovative industries and water managers for high-level scientific and professional training.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20

Participants (11)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUQUANS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 154 293,37
Address
Rue Francois Mitterrand Institut D'optique D'aquitaine
33400 Talence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITASCA CONSULTANTS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
64 Chemin Des Mouilles
69130 Ecully Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 108 582,23
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (10)

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
SILIXA LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Centennial Avenue 230 Centennial
WD6 3SN Elstree Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Smart Hydrogeological Solutions srl
Italy
Address
Piazza Damiano Chiesa 13
38068 Rovereto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
United States
Address
Sw 4Th Avenue 2121
97201 Portland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
geotechnik heiligenstadt gmbh
Germany
Address
Aegidienstr. 14
37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUALE sprl
Belgium
Address
Ruelle Pirmez 2
5380 Forville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKB
Sweden
Address

Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Agencia Catalana de l'Aigua
Spain
Address

Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)