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DATA REPOSITORIES AND COMPUTATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE STUDIES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Objective

The Mediterranean and Middle East, with a combined total population of more than 400 million people, are characterized by strong environmental gradients, climate extremes and diverse economic, social and cultural identities. It is expected that throughout the 21st century the region will experience substantial adverse climate changes and face major challenges in energy demand and supply, as well as a decreasing availability of fresh water. It will be essential to address the undesirable economical and societal consequences and manage them cooperatively. Rethinking energy and water policies and adopting new concepts to respond to these challenges are increasingly recognized as a high priority, both regionally and internationally. The main objective of the project is to favor and prepare the creation of a regional data infrastructure devoted to climate, water, energy and related topics, by engaging relevant entities into a coordinated effort at the regional scale. To this end the project will set up a Task Force including internationally recognized experts and carry out studies of all relevant scientific, technical, legal and political issues. It will also carry out networking activities aimed at regional climate stakeholders (Research institutions, public authorities, relevant state agencies, NGOs, etc.), in order to raise their awareness and engage key actors into creating the appropriate conditions for the formation of a regional data infrastructure devoted to climate, energy and water related data, and into capacity building, prospective & incubation activities for future collaborative climate research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/public policy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 188 271,60
Administrative Contact
Manfred Lange (Prof.)

Participants (6)

IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 971,28
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christos Zerefos (Prof.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 60 783,16
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 37 403,99
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 506,78
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleni Karkanaki (Ms.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 64 595,03
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hasan Nüzhet Dalfes (Prof.)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 21 468,16
Address
Saaad Ben Abi Waqqas
11180 Amman
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monther Zoubi (Mr.)