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Earth Observation for monitoring and assessment of the environmental impact of energy use

Objective

The main objective of the EnerGEO project is to develop a strategy for a global assessment of the current and future impact of the exploitation of energy resources on the environment and ecosystems and to demonstrate this strategy for a variety of energy resources worldwide. The global observation strategy will be developed to appropriately assess the impacts of current and future transitions in energy-use on the environment by a combination of: • models already available for the different sources of energ: TASES, REMIX and MESSAGE • existing global datasets from which environmental indicators will be derived to quantify changes to freshwater systems, biosphere, ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans. • existing and currently developed models capable of assessing and forecasting environmental impacts and costs of energy exploitation. By developing a distributed system based on the recommendations of the GEO-Architecture and Data Committee global collection and dissemination of data relating to the effect of energy use on the environment will be supported. By including members of the Energy-Community of Practice of GEO, sustained contribution of the GEO-tasks EN-07-02 and EN-07-3 will be realised. The project takes the testing and demonstration of the observing system and developed scenarios through the execution of dedicated pilots at heart. The pilots are focused on the most important issues relating to atmospheric composition and land degradation through the use of fossil fuels, future impacts of the use and production of biomass on land ecosystems and food security, sustainable integration of solar energy in current grids as well as its visual impact and relating to the impact of wind energy on marine ecosystems. Attention will be given to pollutants that are continuously cycling between the atmosphere and aquatic ecosystems. The results of the pilots feed into an integrated platform that will be run for known scenarios in order to assess energy strategies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/limnology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 319 902,40
Administrative Contact
Martijn Schaap (Dr.)

Participants (11)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 783 652,50
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 888 447,50
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Holtmanns (Ms.)
BMT ARGOSS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 313 387,50
Address
Voorsterweg 28
8316PT Marknesse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Johan Wensink (Mr.)
RESEARCH STUDIOS AUSTRIA FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 579 280
Address
Leopoldskronstrasse 30
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Blaschke (Prof.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 747 787,50
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Riley (Ms.)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 280 271,20
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Feenstra (Mr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 496 080
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Zeil (Mr.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 305 616
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Artur Wyrwa (Mr.)
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Pakistan
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Secretariat Building Off University
75270 Karachi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Badar Ghauri (Dr.)
INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV - IUTA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 660
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 60
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas A. J. Kuhlbusch (Dr.)
STICHTING SRON NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SPACE RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 160 892,40
Address
Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerard Blankenstijn (Mr.)