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Advancing the European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure towards ESFRI

Objective

Advance_eLTER marks a crucial step in building the distributed European Research Infrastructure of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms (eLTER RI) to provide highest quality data and services complementary to the European and global environmental RIs. The project will conduct important conceptual work and preparatory steps towards enabling European-scale investigation of the “Critical Zone”, major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, targeted at supporting knowledge-based decision making at various levels concerning ecosystem services and biodiversity.

The review of the eLTER ESFRI proposal submitted by Germany in March 2015 noted the HIGH to VERY HIGH scientific value and necessity of the eLTER RI and was designated as an ‘Emerging’ ESFRI RI.

The objectives of Advance_eLTER are firmly anchored in the strategic long-term goals of the eLTER RI, but strictly focus on the challenges identified by the ESFRI review:
● Detailed design study (WP1), including an in-depth analysis of the scientific questions driving the eLTER RI physical site network design and instrumentation;
● Prioritization of eLTER services for key user groups (WP2), and a plan for eLTER RI services at all service provider levels (central, cross-site, individual site);
● Cost analysis and Business plan, for the future eLTER RI operation (WP3);
● Organisational framework of eLTER RI (WP4), comprising the development of a robust governance scheme, enabling shareholder negotiations and identifying the most suitable legal framework;
● Consulting, communication and team-building (WP5), advancing the national eLTER ESFRI processes, specifying the role of eLTER in the environmental RI landscape and developing staff capacity for the eLTER ESFRI process.

Advance_eLTER will closely cooperate with all LTER related processes and projects and will result in a 2017 eLTER ESFRI proposal.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 137 916,28

Participants (27)

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 139 199,97
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 167 667,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 42 453,75
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 953,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 29 515
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 24 825
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 8 187,50
Address
Karolina Ut 29
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 21 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 17 885
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C7, 1 Piso
1749016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 812,50
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 4 437,50
Address
Ul. Gagarin 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 6 848,75
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 13 062,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 10 937,50
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 162,50
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOVON VOGELONDERZOEK NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 12 467,50
Address
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 16 943,75
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Ul. Tylna 3
90-364 Lodz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 7 000
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 7 500
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 5 437,50
Address
Stefanikova 3
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 8 625
Address
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 13 481,25
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 13 750
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations