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INitial TRAining network on Mass Independent Fractionation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 237890

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 036 392

  • EU contribution

    € 3 036 392

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

Objective

Molecules containing the element oxygen can be further characterized by the distributions of the stable oxygen isotopes. In some cases, these isotopes have an anomalous distribution, which is evidence of Mass Independent Fractionation (MIF). MIF has become a powerful research tool in earth system science and its use is expected to spread from the core science disciplines to industrial applications. With INTRAMIF, we bring together experts from atmospheric and climate research, hydrology, oceanography and molecular physics. 13 ESR projects from these disciplines are connected by the common theme of MIF. Sharing expertise and world-class facilities will allow the individual groups to do research that would otherwise be impossible. This will create a center of excellence for MIF research in Europe. The associated industrial partners of INTRAMIF will integrate the research and training programs with ‘real-world’ opportunities, including commercialization of new techniques and the application of MIF to solve questions on water supplies and food authentication. The broad scientific program allows us to combine specialized training at the host institutions with a unique interdisciplinary and intra-sector network training program on the climate system involving associated partners from the industrial, political and economic sectors. The strong interest from our associated partners documents the need for highly qualified scientists with a wide interdisciplinary background. INTRAMIF will educate the next generation of scientists that can tackle new challenges to society in a changing climate.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Address

Heidelberglaan 8
3584 Cs Utrecht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 784 155

Administrative Contact

Pieter Thijssen (Mr.)

Participants (5)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 219 652

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 739 019

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 617 156

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 456 647

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 219 763

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 237890

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 036 392

  • EU contribution

    € 3 036 392

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands