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Life Watch

Objective

The Life Watch e-Science and Technology Infrastructure for biodiversity data and observatories will be a large-scale European research infrastructure bringing together: -a system of marine, terrestrial and freshwater observatories; -common access to a huge amount of interlinked, distributed data from databases and monitoring sites; -computational facilities in virtual laboratories with analytical and modelling tools; -targeted user and training support and a programme for public services. The biodiversity research infrastructure will open up new and exciting research opportunities, and will help to enhance the understanding and sustainable management of our natural environment. This preparatory project brings together the interested EU Member and Associated States with the objective to prepare a cooperation agreement on the construction and maintenance of the Life Watch research infrastructure. In addition, the leading networks in biodiversity science and stakeholder institutes are preparing the organisation and logistics for the following construction phase. The current project delivers the technical, legal and financial preparations required for entering and managing the Construction Phase. A range of policy issues are resolved with respect the organisation of the distributed infrastructure, its legal implications, construction logistics, user service, cost analysis and planning. In addition the project makes the necessary preparations in the domain of risk management and quality control. The project is planned to take three years. A Policy and Science Board, populated by the representatives of fourteen potentially interested partner countries and eight cooperating scientific networks, oversees the progress of the preparations. The individual members of the Board act as the liaison with their political domains and the research communities, respectively.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Divyam Steneker (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 1 290 343

Participants (32)

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 389 370
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erwin A. Van De Ridder (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 32 635
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tor G. Heggberget (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 296
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Peñas (Ms.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 419 051,75
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Gebhardt (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 589,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Müller (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 343 022,60
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alex Hardisty (Mr.)
NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 508 623
Address
Frescativägen 40
SE 114 18 Stockholm

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Claesson (Prof.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 936
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terry Parr (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 081
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Hagen (Prof.)
COMUNITA AMBIENTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 552
Address
Via Della Lungara 1
00165 Roma

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliviero Spinelli (Mr.)
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 216 842
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacques Trouvilliez (Dr.)
HEALTHGRID
France
EU contribution
€ 74 900
Address
Rue Charles De Montesquieu 36
63430 Pont Du Chateau

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helene Ruelle (Ms.)
INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR EN BOSONDERZOEK

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 218,42
Address
Kliniekstraat, 25
1070 Brussel

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Goossens (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 63 936
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Ahlqwist (Dr.)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 70 220,89
Address
Box 1035
101 38 Stockholm

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnus Friberg (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Vuorinen (Ms.)
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 44 000
Address
Science Park 123
1098XG Amsterdam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margriet Brouwer (Ms.)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 742
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lyanne Wylde (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Juste (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Dijkhof (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Martini (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrian Albu (Mr.)
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
Address
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Pipan (Dr.)
Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique Scientifique (Belspo)
Belgium
Address
Wtc Iii Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
1000 Brussels

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Rousseau (Mr.)
MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Wilcza 64
00679 Warszawa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Bogdanowicz (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, public research institution
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 5 136
Address
Stefanikova 3
814 99 Bratislava

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julius Oszlanyi (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafetzi (Ms.)
MTA OKOLOGIAI ES BOTANIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE
Hungary
Address
Alkotmany Utica 2-4
2163 Vacratot

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katalin Török (Dr.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Regina Berger (Ms.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabel Figueiredo (Dr.)
SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Orta Mahalle Universite Caddesi N 27 Tuzla
34956 Istanbul

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nilay Papila (Dr.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 189 503,58
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Biunkens (Ms.)