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EPA Small Scale Study for Horizon 2020 Topic “SC5-18-2017: Novel in situ observation systems”

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Poster produced by Aoife Moloney and Keivn Fitzgibbon for Horizon 2020 mapping study

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EPA Small Scale Study for Horizon 2020 Topic “SC5-18-2017: Novel in situ observation systems”

  1. 1. EPA Small Scale Study for Horizon 2020 Topic “SC5-18-2017: Novel in situ observation systems” Why the EPA commissioned this mapping study... Horizon 2020 EU Funding Opportunities Novel in-situ observation systems Background - Horizon 2020 SC5-18-2017: Novel in-situ observation systems Top 10 Institutes / Organisations to recieve funding across all of the databases searched Overview Keywords Searched Authors: Aoife Moloney and Kevin Fitzgibbon Water Systems & Services Innovation Centre(WSSIC), Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology Databases Searched Key Initiatives................................... WaterSystems & Services Innovation Consortium & D isciplines Required to respond to the challen gesofthistopic Required Skills Systems Engineering & Measurement Science Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Digital Technology Citizens & Local User Communities Social Sciences & Humanities Industry Partners from relevant sectors SMEs from relevant sectors Identify EU research projects Identify key research Institutes Consortium Mapping Mapping of Top Institutes Analysis of EU & Global Initiatives Within Horizon 2020, Earth Observation (EO), and more specifically novel in-situ observation systems are key research areas under Societal Challenge 5 (SC5): Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. EO research within Horizon 2020 represents an important area of opportunity and a major funding source for Irish researchers (in Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), Industry, and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)). One of the key challenges for Irish researchers wanting to participate in the Horizon 2020 SC5 specifically is to target and identify possible relevant consortia to partner with. This EPA Small Scale Study project (2015-SE-SS- 2) is focused on opport- unities for Irish researchers for participation in the Horizon 2020 topic – ‘SC5-18-2017: Novel in-situ observation systems’. This report is part of a study which aims to map research excellence and capacity, in Ireland and at EU level, to support participation in Horizon 2020. The output of this study will support researchers who wish to participate in consortia applying for funding under this topic in the forthcoming 2017 call. Total of 83 projects identified across the databases searched Total of 20 Horizon 2020 projects identified Total of 63 FP7 projects identified Under Horizon 2020 Irish researchers involved in 3 Earth Observation related research projects to date (Feb 2016) Under FP7 Irish researchers were involved in 5 EO related research projects EO research activities under Horizon 2020 are considered an essential element to accompany, and build on the invest- ments made by the EU in Copernicus, and in the Global Earth Observation Systems of Systems (GEOSS). Research and innovation actions addressing EO, aims at developing innovative solutions to complete the in-situ component of Copernicus and GEOSS. Earth Observation Cordis - Horizon 2020 & FP7 Citizens' Observatories In-situ Disposable Sensors Monitoring Platforms Unmanned-Platforms Copernicus Citizens Observatories Copernicus European Space Agency ClimateChange Initiative (ESA CCI) GEOSS - Global Earth Obervation System of Systems GEOGLAM - Group on EarthObservations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative GEOBON - Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network GFOI - Global Forest Observations Initiative Global Mercury Observation System AfriGEOSS-African Earth Observation Initiative BLUE PLANET GEONETCast GEO-GSNL EU Mapping Study Methodology Summary of Key Findings observation In-situ GEOSS Copernicus Novel Disposable-sensors Communication Resilient-communities Policy Citizens Earth systems Unmanned-platforms InformationEfficiency Technological sensors Cost effectiveness solutions Low-energy Local -users Sensor-science Climate-change Natural-resources Embedded Systems Research Portugal Spain Barcelona Paris Brussels Hamburg London Rome France Germany Denmark Poland Italy Netherlands Amsterdam Czech Republic Slovakia Switzerland Austria Romania Serbia Crotia Belgium UK Ireland 4 Norway Key Findings 16 11 10 7 6 5 Others

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