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Understanding the Mediterranean Salinity Crisis

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765256

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 893 087,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 893 087,88

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

Objective

As society moves into an era where environmental change has an ever-growing place in the political agenda, the demand for
a new generation of scientists working at the interface between the natural and social sciences is growing. SALTGIANT
contributes to satisfy this demand within a rare cross-disciplinary network of natural and social scientists dedicated to
understanding the formation of the Mediterranean Salt Giant, one of the largest salt deposits on Earth, and its implications
for sub-seafloor microbial life, risk assessment in the oil industry, geo-economics of the Mediterranean region and the history
of oceanography. SALTGIANT will bring together 22 academic organizations (11 beneficiaries, 11 partners), 2 private sector
Oil&Gas companies and 1 specialist in transferable skills training from 8 European countries to stimulate interdisciplinary
and intersectorial knowledge exchange between geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, microbiologist, geographers and
historians in a network with PhD students at its core. SALTGIANT combines (i) geological and geochemical field work, (ii)
laboratory measurements and experiments, (iii) numerical modeling at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales and (iv)
empirical social sciences data collection and analysis, guaranteeing exposure of the research fellows to state-of-the-art
scientific knowledge and hands-on practical training in a field rich in applications of both intellectual and societal relevance.
Through its innovative blend of training and research activities, SALTGIANT will boost the employability of its research
fellows in academia and in the private sector, particularly the energy sector, including Oil & Gas and geothermal, resource
management, geological storage and numerical modeling, as well as in governmental agencies (Ministries of the
Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy), international organizations (European Environment Agency, EEA;
United Nations Environmental Program, UNEP) and NGOs.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

Address

Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Participants (14)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 300,52

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Partners (23)

Petroleum Oil & Gas España S.A.

Spain

Geplan Consulting

Italy

Ente Nazionale degli Idrocarburi

Italy

Ratio Oil Exploration

Israel

Delek Drilling

Israel

Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research

Norway

KNAUF Gips KG

Germany

Società Italiana Sali Alcalini SpA

Italy

MATIS OHF

Iceland

Institut de prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen

France

Museum of the Republic of Srpska

Bosnia and Herzegovina

S.I.S.S.A. MEDIALAB SRL

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

Université Toulouse III Paul SABATIER

France

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

Centre for the History of Science

Spain

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

Centre d’études et de documentation juridiques et économiques

France

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765256

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 893 087,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 893 087,88

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France