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Initial training network on biocorrosion

Objective

Any material in contact with water or moisture during its life-cycle is rapidly colonised by microbial species which can be the source of severe deterioration processes, such as microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), also called biocorrosion. The annual direct and derived costs of corrosion are estimated to be around 4% of the GNP of developed countries, of which 10-20% are related to biocorrosion. Today the main treatment against biocorrosion is the massive application of biocides that lead to significant environmental pollution. Currently, European research teams are concentrating efforts on biocorrosion, but there is a lack of harmonisation and collaboration due to the differences of approaches, analytical methodologies and disciplines involved, from chemistry through materials to biology. The objectives of BIOCOR are: 1) to develop a new profile of researcher, capable to address and manage all aspects of scientific and/or industrial problems related to MIC and 2) to provide the European industries with alternative multidisciplinary expertise in this area. The “problem-oriented approach” developed in the project is essential when dealing with such a complex topic as MIC. This pioneer training programme will open the road to new generations of research project managers capable to lead groups of experts from different disciplines and countries. Such results will ultimately lead to increase the competitiveness of the European scientific and industrial communities. The objectives will be achieved by: 1) linking up 10 research teams and 4 associated partners from 9 different countries during 4 years, from both scientific and industrial sectors, and 2) by implementing a new research methodology based on multidisciplinary and combined analytical approaches, and a close intersectorial arrow “From the field through the lab to the field”. The project will offer an overall effort of 488 person-months of which 81% will be dedicated to ESRs.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 070 180,85
Administrative Contact
Armelle Barelli (Ms.)

Participants (9)

RISE KIMAB AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 235 998,39
Address
Po Box 7047
164 07 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Olsson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 231 220
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Dupont-Gillain (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 737,28
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 198 752,38
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie Libert (Dr.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 145 795,87
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gábor Barlai (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 152,48
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Bartle (Dr.)
DNV AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 346 688,08
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hnas-Erik Berge (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 180 605,69
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José J.G. Moura (Prof.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 288 738,98
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)