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Initial training network on biocorrosion

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238579

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 249 870

  • EU contribution

    € 3 249 870

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

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.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 070 180,85

Administrative Contact

Armelle Barelli (Ms.)

Participants (9)

RISE KIMAB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 235 998,39

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 231 220

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 283 737,28

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 752,38

TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 145 795,87

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 268 152,48

DNV GL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 346 688,08

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 180 605,69

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 288 738,98

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238579

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 249 870

  • EU contribution

    € 3 249 870

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France