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Smart Management for Sustainable Human Environment

Objective

There are increasing concerns regarding the environmental impact of human actions, the use of the environment and climate changes. These are coupled with ageing infrastructure systems, continuously growing and changing demands on the built and natural environments as well as limited financial and depleting natural resources. Until now, research has been focused on the development of proactive risk-based approaches for civil infrastructure reliability and management with benefits in improved performance, safety and cost. However, there are significant uncertainties associated with the various predictive models directly affecting the quality of the decision making mainly due to the limited amount of information available on the condition, demands and actual performance of various systems. Recently, a new generation of miniature wireless sensor platforms which utilize novel digital signal processing has emerged. These can be adopted to obtain large quantities of highly diverse sensor data that are continuously collected over a long period of time from multiple locations providing significant insight on the condition, demands and performance of the system. These developments open up a completely novel area of multidisciplinary research towards the ‘smart’ management of sustainable environment. Even though there are top research institutions working in the field of wireless sensors and others in the civil infrastructure reliability and management, most of the activity is fragmented and there is no significant activity in performing multidisciplinary structured research for developing integrated smart and dynamic systems for effective management of the built and natural environment. The aim of SmartEN is to fill this gap and push innovation through the development of an ITN network that will focus on the development and effective integration of emerging technologies targeting key application areas of current interest to the European Commission and internationally.
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Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Address

Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3rd Floor
3036 Lemesos

Cyprus

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 640 198,56

Administrative Contact

Toula Onoufriou (Prof.)

Participants (11)

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INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 289 340,56

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 317 753,39

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 438 396,91

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 332 309,65

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 209 957,79

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 204 667,93

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 226 373,14

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 307 151,59

COMSIS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 920,57

DESIGN FOR LIFE SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 215 960,53

COWI AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 251 600,42

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238726

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 642 631,04

  • EU contribution

    € 3 642 631,04

Coordinated by:

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus