HEA: Research Infrastructures Programme Opportunities


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HEA: Research Infrastructures Programme Opportunities

  1. 1. FP7-Environment National Information Day Research Infrastructures Programme Opportunities 6th October 2010
  2. 2. Funding under FP7
  3. 3. Research Infrastructures Definition: refers to facilities, resources and related services that are used by the scientific community to conduct top-level research in their respective fields. Including: • Major scientific equipment or set of instruments, observatories • Knowledge- based resources such as data banks, collections, Knowledge- archives or structured scientific information • Enabling ICT-based infrastructures such as Grid, computing, software ICT- and communication networks •RI’s are “single-sited” or “distributed” (resources are then networked) Research Infrastructures funded must have clear European dimension and added value
  4. 4. Work Programme for Research Infrastructures Activities Areas Topics 1. Existing Integrating Activities Bottom up Infrastructures Targeted approach ICT based e- E-Science Infrastructure Scientific Data Infra 2. New Design Studies non-ESFRI Infrastructures Preparatory Phase ESFRI Construction Phase ESFRI 3. Policy Coordination of ERAnets, Development & national and regional Conferences, Studies Programme policies Implementation
  5. 5. 1. Existing Research Infrastructure (RI) Integrating Activities: Funding available to improve the RI, integrate with other RI’s, conduct joint research etc. RI’s receive funding so that other researchers can access their facilities. Integrated Infrastructure Initiative Activities (I3 Model) 1. Networking Activities 2. Trans-national access and/or service activities 3. Joint research activities
  6. 6. Integrating Activities Topics 2010 Call Topics in the field of "Environmental Sciences and Energy” • Research Infrastructures for Carbon Cycle Observations. • Integrated non-CO2 greenhouse gas Observing Systems. • Integrated observatories & centres for marine and freshwater biodiversity and for long-term ecosystems research • Research infrastructures for forestry research • Multidisciplinary Marine Data Centres • Research Infrastructures for thermo-chemical biomass conversion • Research Infrastructures for Hydrogen & Fuel Cells facilities 7 / 23 topics devoted to Environmental Sciences 11 / 23 topics estimated to be funded Maximum ask per project € 10 million
  7. 7. 2. New Research Infrastructures •Design studies (Non-ESFRI Projects): seek to support the Design (Non- conceptual design of new research infrastructures of European importance. Major upgrades of existing infrastructures may also be supported if the end result of such upgrading will be equivalent to the creation of a new infrastructure. All disciplines are eligible for support. •Preparatory Phase support (ESFRI Projects): provides leveraging Preparatory support for the preparatory phase of the construction of new infrastructures or major upgrades of existing ones, as they appear on the ESFRI Roadmap. Brings collaborative projects to the level of legal, financial and technical maturity required to implement the project. •Construction Phase Support (ESFRI Projects): building on the Construction achievements under the Preparatory Phase, funds implementation of common solutions for cluster of ESFRI infrastructures
  8. 8. Environmental Sciences and Energy projects on the ESFRI Roadmap 2008 with Irish interest/ involvement 2006: Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory (EMSO) Ocean Observing Buoy System (Euro-Argo) Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Infra for Rsh on Biodiversity (LIFEWATCH) 2008: European Plate Observing System (EPOS) European CO2 and Storage Lab Infra (ECCSEL) European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
  9. 9. 3. Policy Development & Programme Implementation Aim is to support, in the context of building the European Research Area, the coordination of national and regional policies in the field of research infrastructures, as well as the work of policy-oriented groups such as ESFRI (European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures) and e-IRG (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group) Fund: ERA-NETS, Studies, Conferences supporting policy development; Grants to named beneficiaries.
  10. 10. Research Infrastructures Calls DG RTD and DG INFSO Call Closing Closing Closing Dec Closing Dec 25.11.10 25.11.10 2011 2012 1. Existing Infrastructures Integrating Activities 104 X ICT based E-Infrastructures E- 70 X 2. New Infrastructures Design Studies 20 Preparatory Phase (ESFRI) X Construction Phase (ESFRI) 20 30 X 3. Policy Development & Programme Implementation Policy Development and 5 9.5 X Programme Implementation TOTAL 95 163.5 X X
  11. 11. How to get involved? Integrating Activities • Look at list of upcoming topics for this year’s and next year’s Work Programmes • Go to FP7 Ireland website to see projects funded under FP6 and FP7 for transnational access opportunities http://www.fp7ireland.com/Page.aspx?SP=238 ESFRI Projects • Contact National ESFRI Delegates to advise of interest National Contact Point • In contact with 35 other NCP’s as part of European network. Can provide partner searches, information on existing consortia, referral to relevant Project Officers in EC, details of FP7 Ireland Travel support/ Coordinator support, use of meeting room in Brussels etc.
  12. 12. Thank you for listening Further information: Mr. John Lynch, HEA – National Delegate jlynch@hea.ie Ms. Sarah Dunne, HEA – National Contact Point sdunne@hea.ie