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European network for arctic-alpine multidiciplanary environmental research

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

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Coordinator

NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

Address

Hjalmar Johansens G.14
9296 Tromsoe

Norway

Administrative Contact

Arne LUNDE

Participants (19)

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ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH

Germany

ARCTIC MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Norway

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY

Switzerland

DANISH POLAR CENTER

Denmark

FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Finland

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY

Sweden

INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC SCIENCE COMMITTEE

Norway

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH

Norway

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH

Norway

NORWEGIAN SPACE CENTRE

Norway

ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Sweden

SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS

Sweden

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1

France

UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN

Norway

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPRI-CT-1999-40009

  • Start date

    1 May 2000

  • End date

    30 April 2003

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 700 000

  • EU contribution

    € 700 000

Coordinated by:

NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

Norway