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Work Programme, sub-priority "global change and ecosystems", 3rd Call for Proposals

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Global Change and Ecosystems sub-priority is addressing seven areas relative to the issues of:
I. Impact and mechanisms of greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollutants on climate, ozone depletion and carbon sinks
II. Water cycle, including soil-related aspects
III. Biodiversity and ecosystems
IV. Mechanisms of desertification and natural disasters
V. Strategies for sustainable land management, including coastal zones, agricultural land and forests
VI. Operational forecasting and modelling including global climatic change observation systems
VII. Complementary research
The topics of each of the areas which will be subject of the third call for proposals are detailed in the following sections.
A cross-cutting dimension of Sustainable Development horizontal to these areas and to the Energy and Transport sub-priorities is contained in the introduction of the Specific Programme for Global Change and Ecosystems; this dimension is also covered for research as indicated at the end of this sub-chapter.
The instruments to be used for the third call for proposals are indicated for each topic. Additional elements about the budget, deadline, evaluation of proposals, and links with other priorities are indicated in the last sections of this sub-chapter. For general guidelines on the whole Specific Programme "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area" please see also the General Introduction.

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