COST Action ES1308: Climate Change Manipulation Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems - Networking and Outreach (ClimMani)

OVERVIEW: Action COST ES1308 will develop a network for the experimental climate change research community brining experimentalists and modelers together in order to provide solutions to these recurrent challenges.
This Action will organise workshops addressing key challenges in climate change experiments and modeling, support research exchange, educate young scientists and facilitate better sharing and access to experimental data.
Also, it will provide added value to European climate change research by linking high level national research groups and projects to a supra-national level and provide strong links and interactions with the global research community.

DURATION: 2014 - 2018

Partners involved: 1. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria, 2. University of Innsbruck, Austria, 3. University of Antwerp, Belgium, 4. Universit de Lige, Belgium, 5. University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6. University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7. Hrvatski umarski institute, Croatia, 8. School of Medicine, Croatia 9. Croatian Forests Research institute, Croatia 10. University of Zagreb, Croatia 11. Department of Biology, Croatia 12. Global Change Research Centrem, Czech Republic 13. University of Copenhagen Denmark 14. University of Tartu Estonia 15. Department of Geography 16. University of Bayreuth, Germany, 17. University of Tbingen, Germany, 18. Institute of Geoenvironment, Greece, 19. Institue of Ecology and Botany, Hungary 20. University of West Hungary, Hungary, 21. University of Akureyri, Iceland 22. Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland 23. Iceland Forest Service, Iceland 24. Teagasc, Ireland, 25. University College Dublin, Ireland 26. Tel Aviv University, Israel, 27. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 28. Shenkar Engineering Design, Israel 29. Universit degli Studi di Brescia, Italy30. University of Malta, Malta 31. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 32. University of Bergen, Norway, 33. Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway 34. Bioforsk, Norway, 35. University of Oslo, Norway, 36. Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland, 37. Institute of Ecology and Bioethics, Poland, 38. Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, 39. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, 40. University of Aveiro, Portugal 41. Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Portugal 42. West University of Timisoara, Romania, 43. Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, 44. Institute of Low land Forestry and Environment, Serbia 45. Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Serbia 46. Dr. nat. techn. Ing. Katarna, Slovakia 47. Faculty of Forestry, Slovakia 48. SUT Bratislava, Slovakia, 49. Faculty of Nature Sciences, Slovakia, 50. Universitat Autnoma Barcelona, Spain 51. University of Castilla-La ManchaAvda, Spain 52. Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology, Spain 53. Fundacin CEAMC, Spain, 54. Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Sweden 55. Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 56. Lund University, Sweden 57. KTH, Sweden 58. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Switzerland59. University of Basel, Switzerland60. ETHZurich, Switzerland61. University of York, United Kingdom 62. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom, 63. NERC, United Kingdom.


COST Action ES1306: Connecting European connectivity research 

OVERVIEW: Successful prediction of pathways of storm runoff generation and associated soil erosion is of considerable societal importance, including off-site impacts such as water quality and the provision of related ecosystem services. Recently, the role of connectivity in controlling runoff and erosion has received significant and increasing scientific attention, though in a disparate and uncoordinated way. The key benefit of this Action is to establish connectivity as a research paradigm. The Action will then permit transfer of current understanding into useable science, by developing its conceptual basis and transferring it into a series of monitoring and modelling tools that will provide the platform for indices that will inform holistic management of catchment systems.

DURATION: 2014 - 2017

Partners involved: 1. University of Vienna, Austria,2. Wassercluster Lunz - biologische Station GmbHDr. Carl Kupelwieser, Austria,3. University of Liege, Belgium,4. Universit catholique de Louvain, Belgium,5. Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina,6. University of Sarajevo-Faculty of Agricultural and Food, Bosnia and Herzegovina,7. Faculty of Geology and Geography, Bulgaria,8. University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia,9. Faculty of Science, Czech Republic,10. Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic,11. Tallinn University, Estonia,12. University of Oulu, Finland ,13. Aalto University, Finland ,14. Finnsih Forest Research Institute, Finland ,15. InraUR Science du Sol, France ,16. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France ,17. Universit Grenoble AlpesL, France ,18. Montpellier SupAgro, France ,19. Catholic University of Eichsttt-Ingolstadt, Germany ,20. Trier University, Germany ,21. University of Potsdam, Germany ,22. Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Germany ,23. Institute of Geoenvironment, Greece,24. Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Western Greece, Greece,25. ISSAC-HAS, Hungary ,26. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary ,27. University of Pannonia, Hungary ,28. Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, Iceland ,29. Reykjavik University, Iceland ,30. University College Dublin, Ireland ,31. Teagasc, Ireland ,32. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel ,33. Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel ,34. Univeristy of Haifa, Israel ,35. University of Milano, Italy ,36. Universit di Padova, Italy ,37. Research institute for geo-hydrological protection, Italy ,38. Universit degli studi di Milano Italy ,39. Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania ,40. Centre de Recherche Public, Luxembourg ,41. Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg ,42. Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, Malta ,43. Works and Infrastructure Department, Malta ,44. Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands ,45. Wageningen University, Netherlands ,46. Soil QualityWageningen University, Netherlands ,47. Bioforsk, Norway ,48. Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Poland ,49. Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland ,50. Institute of Agrophysics PAS, Poland ,51. Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland ,52. University of Aveiro, Portugal ,53. Escola Superior Agrria de Coimbra, Portugal,54. Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Portugal,55. Instituto Politcnico de Bragana, Portugal,56. Institute of Geography, Romania ,57. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania ,58. Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Serbia ,59. Faculty of Mining and Geology, Serbia ,60. Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia ,61. ZRC SAZU, Slovenia ,62. University of Valencia, Spain ,63. Universidad Autnoma de Madrid, Spain,64. Public Univerisity of Navarre, Spain ,65. University of Lleida, Spain ,66. Instituto Nacional de Investigacin y Tecnologa Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain  ,67. Stockholm University, Sweden ,68. Universit de Lausanne, Switzerland ,69. University of Basel, Switzerland ,70. Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Switzerland ,71. Kahramanmara St Imam University, Turkey ,72. Duzce University, Turkey ,73. university of Sheffield, United Kingdom ,74. University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom ,75. Durham University, United Kingdom ,76. University of Exeter, United Kingdom ,77. Faculty of natural and technical sciences, fYR Macedonia.


COST Action ES0701:Improved Constraints on Models of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment

OVERVIEW: The main objective is to place improved constraints on models of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) through the development of state-of-the-art surface velocity measurements.

DURATION: 2008 – 2012

Partners involved: 1. Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2. Royal Observatory of Belgium-Belgium, 3. DTU-Space (National Space Institute), Danish National Space Center, Technical University of Denmark-Denmark, 4. Tallinn University of Technology-Estonia, 5. Estonian Land Board-Estonia, 6. Finnish Geodetic Institute-Finland, 7. Institut Geographique National-France, 8. CNRS- Ecole Normale Superieure-France, 9. Institut fur Planetare Geodasie-Germany, 10. Remote Sensing Laboratory, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece, 11. Geocultural Park of Eastern Aegean-Greece, 12. Icelandic Meteorological Office-Iceland, 13. Institute of Earth Sciences-Iceland, 14. Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna, Geodesy - Topography, Faculty of Engineering University of Bologna-Italy, 15. Astrodynamics and Satellite Systems, Faculty of aerospace engineering, Delft University of Technology-Netherlands, 16. Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority Geodetic Institute-Norway, 17. Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority (NMCA) Gd1-Norway, 18. University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Geodesy Norwegian University of Life Sciences-Norway, 19. Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigacao Marinha e Ambiental-Portugal, 20. Chalmers University of Technology, Space Geodesy, Chalmers University of Technology-Sweden, 21. Lantmateriet, Geodesy division-Sweden, 22. University of Bern, Astronomical Institute-Switzerland, 23. Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Sea Level-United Kingdom, 24. Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham-United Kingdom.


WebGIS for Land Management Purposes

OVERVIEW: Aim of the project is monitoring and preservation of natural resources with the use of spatial technologies.

DURATION: 2008 – 2012

Partners involved: 1.GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean, PYTHAGORAS-Greece, 2.Arid Regions Institute,  IRA-Tunisia.


Sciences en Méditerranée – ARISTHOT

OVERVIEW: The objective of Sciences in the Mediterranean is to develop cultural solidarities in the area of the Mediterranean Basin by easing the access for all to a common heritage.

DURATION: 2006 –2008

Partners involved: 1. Centre de Conservation du Livre-France,2. Biblioteca Berio- Comune di Genova – Liguria-Italy,3. Mairie de Gênes-France,4. Research Academic Computer Technology Institute-Greece,5. Mairie de Murcia-Spain,6. Università degli Studi di Cagliari-Italy,7. GeoCultural Parks of Eastern Aegean, Pythagoras-Greece,8. Instituto Andaluz de Tecnologia-Spain,9. Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecommunicazioni-Italy,10. National Archives of Malta-Malta,11. Promocion Economica de Moncada S.A.-Spain,12. GEHIMAB-Algeria,13. Bibliotheca Alexandrina-Egypt,14. Centre for Art and Culture of Tulov-Turkey,15. Dokuz Eylül University-Turkey.


Educational Strategies for the Promotion of Natural heritage – EDUNatHer

OVERVIEW: The project aims at the introduction of web-based GIS technologies to educational processes by improving the skills and competences of people and promoting the contribution of vocational training to the process of innovation.

DURATION: 2006 –2008

Partners involved: 1. Eastern Aegean Geocultural Park, PYTHAGORAS-Greece – Coordinator,2. AVMAP – InfoMap GIS inc.-Greece,3. University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics-Romania,4. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança-Portugal,5. Università Telematica “Guglielmo Marconi”-Italy,6. Integrated Resources Management Company Ltd.-Malta,7. Yasar University, Faculty of Engineering and architecture-Turkey.


Environmental technologies and the phenomenon of desertification

OVERVIEW: Study of the erosion phenomenon  in the “Taysun Desert” area, using GIS technologies.

DURATION: 2007 – 2008

Partners involved: 1. GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean , PYTHAGORAS-Greece,2. TAGEM Menemen Regional Research Institute of Soil and Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Village Affairs-Turkey.


e-Heritage: Digital Application of valorisation of cross border geocultural resources

OVERVIEW: Development of an interactive and informative web GIS that provides useful geographic and cultural information to its e-visitor.

DURATION: 2007 – 2008

Partners involved: 1. GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean, PYTHAGORAS-Greece,2. Union of Cyprus Municipalities-Cyprus


COST Action C22: Urban Flood Management

OVERVIEW: The main objectives are to increase the knowledge needed to prevent and reduce potential flood impacts to urban areas by exchanging experiences, developing integrated approaches to promote dissemination of best practices in urban flood management.

DURATION: 2005 – 2009

Partners involved: 1. Department of Civil and Structural Engineering/ Pennine Water Group – United Kingdom,2. Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Science Warsaw Agricultural University – Poland,3. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate – Norway,4. Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH – Germany,5. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy University of Ljubljana – Slovenia,6. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid – Spain,7. River Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Belgrade - Servia,8. Department of Water Resources, Faculty of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens – Greece,9. Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology University of Life Sciences – Norway,10. CRP-Gabriel Lippmann – Luxemburg,11. Water Resources Management Division, Finnish Environment Institute – Finland,12. Geoengineering, VTT BUILDING AND TRANSPORT – Finland,13. Lower-Danube-Valley Environmental and Water Directorate – Hungary,14. Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – Spain,15. Hamburg University of Technology – Germany,16. Architects and Consulting Engineers – Cyprus,17. Dura Vermeer Group NV - Netherlands.


Development of a G.I.S. for informing the Local Authority about environmental issues

OVERVIEW: The aim of the project was the creation of a Geographical Information System (GIS), which manages multiple environmental parameters and is able to analyze problems arising from natural disasters. The resulting system was used to support the technical services of local authorities and inform the public on environmental issues and management policies.

DURATION: 2005 – 2007

Partners involved: 1.GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean, PYTHAGORAS – Greece,2.University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences – Slovenia


COST Action A27:  Understanding Pre-industrial Structures in Rural and Mining Landscapes

OVERVIEW: During the last decades, several factors have contributed to the qualitative changes of certain landscapes characterized by the development of traditional activities and of rural settlement. The elements attached to pre-industrial activities are particularly sensitive. The Action aims to identify and evaluate preindustrial elements in the European landscape, threatened by the abandonment of traditional agricultural and mining activities.

DURATION: 2004 - 2008

Partners involved: 1. Salzburg Research, Austria,2. Institut fur Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Austria,3. Vakgroep Archeologie Mediterrane archeologie Universiteit, Belgium,4. Centre d’ Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques Universite de Liege, Belgium,5. University of Cyprus, Cyprus,6. Denmark,7. Institute of Ecology Tallinn University, Estonia,8. Université de Franche-Comte, France,9. Université de Nantes, France,10. Institut fur Romisches und Gemeines RechtGeorg-August-Universitat, Germany,11. Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Am Bergbaumuseum, Germany,12. GeoEnvironmental Institute, Greece,13. University of the Aegean, Greece,14. Institute of Archaeology Fornleifastofnun Islands, Iceland,15. The Discovery Programme, Ireland,16. Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin Belfield Ireland,17. Universita di Napoli, Italy,18. Sannat Local Council, Malta,19. Xewkija Local Council, Malta,20. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Archaeological Centre, Netherlands,21. Norwegian Institute for Cultural heritage Reseach NIKU, Norway,22. University of Evora Department of History, Portugal,23. Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal,24. Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology GEOECOMAR, Romania,25. University of Bucharest, Romania,26. Faculty of Geography and Regional Development University of Presov, Slovak Republic,27. University of Safety Management, Slovak Republic,28. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Slovenia,29. Instituto de Historia, Madrid, Spain,30. CSIC / Fundacion Las Medulas, Spain,31. Geographisches Institut Universitat Bern, Switzerland,32. Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology, Staffordshire University, UK,33. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK.


COST Action 634:  On and Off – site environmental impacts of Runoff erosion

OVERVIEW: The main objectives are to record and study the phenomenon of erosion and increase the knowledge needed to prevent and mitigate the phenomenon through the exchange of scientific and practical approaches and application of modern methods of technology.

DURATION: 2003-2009

Partners involved:

1. Universität für Bodenkultur Wien – Austria  2. Institut für Kulturtechnik und Bodenwasserhaushalt, Bundesamt für Wasserwirtschaft – Austria  3. Université Catholique de Louvain  Dept. of Environ. Sciences and Land Use Planning - Agric. Engineering Unit  The Faculty of Bio-engineering, Agronomy and Environment – Belgium  4. K.U. Leuven  Physical and Regional Geography Research Group – Belgium  5. Agroscope FAL Reckenholz  Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture – Switzerland  6. Czech Technical University – Czech Republic  7. Department of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University – Germany  8. Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research (ZALF) – Germany  9. Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences  Department of Agroecology Research Centre Foulum – Denmark  10. CSIC Barcelona – Spain  11. Universidad de Valencia – Spain  12. IMFS UMR 7507 ULP CNRS – France  13. INRA  UMR SADAPT – France  14. Finnish Environment Institute SYKE – Finland  15. MTT Agrifood Research – Finland  16. GeoCultural Park of the Eastern Aegean – Greece  17. Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Hungary  18. University of Veszprém, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry- Hungary  19. Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture  Experimental Institute for Soil Study and Conservation – Italy  20. CNR-IRPI, Pedologia Applicata – Italy  21. Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Research Centre – Ireland  22. Trinity College Dublin, Department of Zoology, Trinity College – Ireland  23. University of Latvia – Latvia  24. Kaltinenai Research Station, The Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture – Lithuania  25. Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, Crop and Soil Management Department – Lithuania  26. Universiteit Utrecht, Department of Physical Geography – Netherlands  27. Wageningen University – Netherlands  28. Dpt of Soil and Water Sciences – Norway  29. Centre for Soil and Env. Res, Jordforsk, Centre for soil and environmental research – Norway  30. Unviersidade de Aveiro, Departemento de Ambiente e Ordenamento – Portugal  31. Warsaw Agricultural University – Poland  Institute of Aerophysics PAS– Poland  32. Central Research Station, For Soil Erosion Control – Romania  33. Research Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry – Romania  34. Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute – Slovakia  35. Comenius University – Slovakia  36. TUBITAK – Turkey  37. Environmental Change Institute – UK  38. School of Geography, University of Leeds - UK. 


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