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The Exposome Paradigm and its Applications in Health and Safety Aspects of Hydrocarbons Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean

Objective

The EXPOSOGAS project will substantially increase the capacity of the widening institution in Cyprus in advancing its research capacity in health sciences applied to oil/gas activities using the Exposome paradigm in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM). The Exposome is a new field of research aiming at mapping the life-long human environmental exposures, including chemicals, diet, lifestyle, etc., from conception onwards in relation to health. As the oil/gas industry is most important to the economic development of Cyprus, embedding of health and safety aspects in relation to occupational, environmental and societal health is warranted. The objectives are to: i) improve scientific knowledge transfer of occupational and environmental public health issues within and around gas/oil operations from the advanced institutions to the widening institution, ii) develop relationships with local and regional stakeholders to facilitate partnerships for future research benefiting the oil and gas industry, and iii) develop training and capacity building resources for existing Cyprus staff and students in the field of Exposome research. The focus on capacity building will be geared towards developing Exposome-based studies in occupational and environmental health related to oil/gas operations, including the health and quality of life for surrounding communities. The advanced institutions will provide training and knowledge exchange to existing staff members via access to their research projects relating to the Exposome. Scientific and innovation metrics of research performance will be used, monitored and evaluated throughout. Engaging in discussions with local and regional stakeholders towards the future set-up of an occupational cohort relating to oil/gas operations in Cyprus and the EM will mature by the project end. Frequent staff exchange schemes, workshops, and summer schools will be set-up, including a large international conference on the Exposome and its applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning
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Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 376 250

Participants (2)

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 805
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 212 766
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations