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European network for arctic-alpine multidiciplanary environmental research

Objective

Description:

Objectives:
ENVINET is a research infrastructure network focusing on multidisciplinary environmental research in Europe. The network involves representatives from 18 environmental research infrastructures from the European Alps to the Arctic, representatives of their users and representatives from relevant international organizations and networks. The participating infrastructures cover a broad range of environmental sciences primarily within: - Atmospheric physics and chemistry - Marine and terrestrial biology. ENVINET is put together for the main purpose of fostering new cross-discipline and cross-infrastructure collaboration and multidisciplinary merging of environmental research activities. Joint scientific and technical studies are generated under the network in the crossing fields of environmental sciences under the fields of Climate Change, Ozone and UV-radiation, Long Range Transport of Pollutants and Biodiversity. Working groups are established for the purpose of improving the quality of the research by elaborating and exchanging information related to the improvement of data sets, analyses tools, data processing methods, measurement protocols and comparability, quality assurance, instrument inter-comparison and networking, and needs for complementary and cross-disciplinary activities. The network will organise 4 general meetings during the3 year contract. Exchange of information will be through email and fax, newsletters and Web-pages.

ENVINET will significantly improve the exchange of information and experience among the partners, increase the co-ordination of activities within the network and between the users and the operators, and increase the cross-disciplinary research at and between the network stations. The working groups will prepare physical and biological data within the network that are more homogeneous, compatible and suitable for both atmospheric investigation and biological effect studies and prepare the ground for complementary programs, both on the individual research stations and across the stations. This will enable the scientific user community to access better data and produce higher quality results, which again will be beneficial for the environmental protection agencies and management, improving our ability to better understand and protect the environment and to better assess the effects of global environmental change. The network will be used to promote concerted calls for proposals and research activities related to multidisciplinary environmental research in Arctic - Alpine regions. Towards the end of the activity an assessment of the needs of main cross-discipline and cross-infrastructure challenges in Arctic-Alpine environmental research will be carried out, as a basis for hosting an international workshop.

Project Manager:

Jon Boerre Oerbaek
Research Department
Hjalmar Johansens G.14
Tromsoe
9296
Norway

Tel: +47-77750500

Fax: +47-77750501

E-Mail: jonbo@npolar.no or nyaa-lsf@npolar.no

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Address
Hjalmar Johansens G.14
9296 Tromsoe
Norway

Participants (19)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegraphenberg 43 A
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
ARCTIC MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Norway
Address
Stroemsveien 96
0032 Oslo
BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Switzerland
Address

3801 Jungfraujoch
DANISH POLAR CENTER
Denmark
Address
Strandgade 100 H
1401 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Taehtelaentie 71
99600 Sodankylae
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Kristineberg 2130
450 34 Fiskebaeckskil
INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC SCIENCE COMMITTEE
Norway
Address
Stromsveien 96
0032 Oslo
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Viale Marx 15
00137 Roma
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Madingley Road, High Cross
CB3 0ET Cambridge
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
15,Hjalmar Johansensgatan 14
9296 Tromsoe
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Brekkevn 19
0411 Oslo
NORWEGIAN SPACE CENTRE
Norway
Address

8483 Andenes
ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Sweden
Address

133 36 981 07 - Abisko
SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS
Sweden
Address

981 28 - Kiruna
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Oban
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban Argyll
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Rue De La Piscine Batiment D
38041 Grenoble
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
55,Thormoehlensgt. 55
5020 Bergen
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
Getreidemarkt 9/151
1060 Wien