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Overview of Research Coverage and Gaps - Brian Donlan, Research manager, EPA


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Overview of Research Coverage and Gaps - Brian Donlan, Research manager, EPA

  1. 1. National Information Day Environment in FP7 Dr. Brian Donlon Research Manager EPA 06/10/10
  2. 2. Content of Presentation Introduction to Environment Thematic programme National Success in FP7 (Env. and other themes) Focus on Environment Thematic Programme Assessment of Coverage and gaps in Env. Programme EPA Role
  3. 3. Cooperation Programme in FP7 Bringing together the best talents from across Europe (researchers, industry and SMEs) to tackle the following areas: Health; Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology; Information and Communication Technologies; Nano-sciences, Nano-technologies, Materials and new Production Technologies; Energy; Environment (including Climate Change); Transport (including Aeronautics); Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities; Space; Security.
  4. 4. Theme 6 Environment (incl. Climate Change) • Pressures on environment and climate Climate Change, pollution & risks • Environment and Health • Natural Hazards • Conservation and sustainable Sustainable management of management of resources resources • Evolution of marine environments •Technologies for observation, prevention, mitigation,…, Environmental Technologies •Technology assessment, verification, testing •Earth observation Earth observation and •Forecasting methods & assessment tools assessment tools Dissemination
  5. 5. Outcomes 2007 and 2008 calls FP7-ENV-2007- FP7-ENV-2007-1 632 proposals received, 73 (+2 ERA-Nets) selected for funding Indicative budget: 200 million Euros Coverage of the work programme: 71% 47 IE Participants including 11 successful (7 projects) FP7-ENV-2008- FP7-ENV-2008-1 425 proposals received , 64 selected for funding (24 on reserve list) Indicative budget: 212 million Euros Coverage of the work programme: 91% 34 IE Participants including 8 successful (6 projects)
  6. 6. Outcomes 2009 and 2010 calls FP7-ENV-2009- FP7-ENV-2009-1 227 proposals received, 55 selected for funding (28 on reserve list) Budget: 193.5 million euros Coverage of the work programme: 90% 28 IE Participants including 7 successful (7 projects) FP7-ENV-2010- FP7-ENV-2010-1 Budget: €175m (€17.5m & € 10.5m) c.30 IE Participants including 15 successful (12 projects) IE Success Rate: “c. 43%” 43%”
  7. 7. Environment Projects
  8. 8. Environment Topics Across FP7 Environment-related projects across Themes / Programmes Environment Infrastructure Food, Agriculture… People Energy Transport Ireland has drawn down €30.3 in Funding
  9. 9. Environment Projects Across FP7
  10. 10. Overarching Theme in Annual Calls Major features addressed annually Knowledge generation and S/T impacts as main objectives Impact assessment of FP6 environment projects Contribution to major international and EU policy initiatives: - WP2007: Sustainable Development - WP2008: Climate change - WP2009: Adaptation to climate change and environmental change - WP2010: Environmental Safety and Welfare - WP 2011: Transformation to Sustainable Societies in a Changing Environment
  11. 11. Environment Cooperation Theme Achievements WP2007 – WP2010: Progress made towards a strategic, systemic and policy linked approach Annual work programmes with a budget of 200 – 220 M€ Implementation through various FP7 funding schemes 11 sub- activities: ensuring coherence and coordination across them +/- 90% of the main objectives of the Specific Programme have been addressed (various level of coverage) Multiannual planning promoted (e.g. ERA-Net Roadmap)
  12. 12. Climate Change (6.1.1.) Gaps Future Projects of the stratospheric ozone layer and the coupling with climate Continuing Challenges Climate Projections at regional and local scale Emerging Issues Adaptation to regional effects of climate change Identify existing barriers on communicating and implementing climate research results
  13. 13. Environment & Health (6.1.2.) Gaps Health impacts of globalization Continuing Challenges Exposure and effects of chemical mixture Emerging Issues Development of new “omics” markers and tools Health Effects of exposure to urban environmental stressors (waste)
  14. 14. Natural Hazards (6.1.3.) Gaps Disasters related to climate and geological hazards and their impact Continuing Challenges Reduce societal exposure through better prevention, forecasting and early warning capacity Emerging Issues Living with natural hazards & Societal Crisis (e.g. volcanic ash)
  15. 15. Sustainable Management of Resources (6.2.1.) Gaps Sustainable waste management Economic activities from ecosystems Continuing Challenges Impact on groundwater systems (biofuel pdtion, CCS) Emerging Issues Innovative urban underground development strategies
  16. 16. Management of Marine Environments (6.2.2.) Gaps Marine biodiversity, seabed geology Continuing Challenges Predicting the impacts of changes in the marine env. Emerging Issues Research to support integrated ocean governance and management Joint international research programmes
  17. 17. Environmental Technologies (6.3.1.) Gaps Marine and monitoring technologies Tackling CC and Biodiversity Loss Continuing Challenges Waste as a resource Early warning systems Emerging Issues Innovation Union Flagship Initiative Role of retailers in Sustainable Consumption & Production
  18. 18. Cultural Heritage (6.3.2.) Gaps Sustainable use and management of landscapes Protection and conservation of archaeological sites – even those underwater Continuing Challenges Impact of CC on Cultural Heritage & Mitigation Strategies Support high-tech SMEs Emerging Issues Energy Efficiency at the level of city district or quarter
  19. 19. Earth Observation Systems & monitoring methods (6.4.1.) Gaps Establishment of a proper collaborative research frame with the GMES initiative Continuing Challenges Continued support to the inter-operable integration of observations, datasets and models Emerging Issues Mobile telephony - monitoring the environment and delivering information via applications, or "apps", directly to the citizen in the street.
  20. 20. Forecasting methods & Assessment Tools (6.4.2.) Gaps Tools to assess the research policy contribution to competitiveness Continuing Challenges Support for Science-Policy Emerging Issues From SCP to sustainable innovation
  21. 21. Horizontal Actions (6.5.1.) Gaps No major gaps identified Continuing Challenges Support S&T cooperation with key international partners Emerging Issues Support Innovation Union – identifying research results with high market potential
  22. 22. Future Calls July 2011 (WP 2012) July 2012 (WP 2013) Currently discussed at Prog. Committee level – Draft WP by end December Likely to have Joint Ocean Call & Eeb; Green Car Input (Comments) via Working Group representative
  23. 23. EPA Role Act as National Delegate & Contact Point for FP7 Env. Env. Programme Committee As participants on ERA-Nets (Research Funders) ERA- Funders) Member of the mirror group of the WssTP Involved in JPI (Water & Climate)
  24. 24. Contact Us National Contact Points: Dr. Alice Wemaere, EPA ( Dr. Brian Donlon, EPA ( National Delegate: Dr. Brian Donlon, EPA ( National Experts: Dr. Geoffrey O’Sullivan, Marine Institute (Marine-Related) Dr. Frank McGovern, EPA (Climate Change, Earth Observation) Other NCP Support