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October 24, 2012
» Only the juciest cherrys picked: guaranteed!

There has been a bit of a flap amongst certain types of blogs over the past weekend. This has been mostly centred on an article and update that appeared in the Mail on Sunday, claiming as certain types are wont … Continue reading

November 11, 2011
» Out of Time?

The International Energy Agency put out their World Energy Outlook (WEO) this week. I don’t seem to remember the WEO getting a huge amount of press usually, but this time it comes with a warning that guarantees headlines. “The world … Continue reading

May 18, 2011
» Yet another round of cuts

The Government just can’t seem to stop announcing cuts! This week the Government has proposed a plan to cut GHG emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by 2025 en route to 80% cuts by 2050. Under the Climate Change Act … Continue reading

March 22, 2011
» World Water Day

I have an article published today for World Water Day on the University Website that I thought I would leave a link to from here, it doesn’t go into too much detail about anything but has some links to places … Continue reading

February 1, 2011
» What a difference a year makes.

This post is a belated update to the lies, damn lies, and statistics post from the end of last year. The below figure has been updated with the temperature anomaly for 2010, and we can see that it sits just … Continue reading

December 16, 2010
» Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

In his 1954 book “How to lie with statistics,” Darrell Huff devotes a chapter to the “Gee-Whiz” graph. He shows that by truncating figures and altering the proportions between axis that it is possible to create a misleading impression without … Continue reading

September 15, 2008

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» FP7 Space and Security 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the Space theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, one call for proposal was issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-SPACE-2009-1

There are several topics under this call which include:

• Stimulating the development of downstream GMES services

• Monitoring of climate change issues

• Integration of SatCom / SatNav with GMES for prevention and management of emergencies

• Space technologies

• European Space Policy Studies

Budget: EUR 51.5m

Deadline: 4 December 2008, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Under the Security theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, one call for proposal was issued on 3 September 2008.

Call identifier: FP7-SEC-2009-1

There are several topics for this call which include:

• Logistic and supply chain security

• Information and knowledge management for the prevention of terrorist acts and organised crime

• Advanced forensic toolbox

• Built infrastructure protection, including building in resilience to attack at the design stage

• Aftermath crisis management system

• Simulation, planning and training tools and methods for management of crises and complex emergencies

• Foresight research activities to inspire public debate to foster shared understanding and self-organisation among stakeholders in the security domains

Budget: EUR 117.9m

Deadline: 4 December 2008, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

September 12, 2008

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» FP7 Environment (including Climate Change) 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the Environment theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, one call for proposals was issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-ENV-2009-1

There are five main activities/areas for this call:

1. Climate Change, Pollution and Risks

Topics include: Pressures on environment and climate, Environment and Health and Natural hazards.

2. Sustainable Management of Resources

Topics include: Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity and management of marine environments.

3. Environmental Technologies

Topics include: Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment, Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat and Technology assessment, verification and testing

4. Earth Observation and assessment tools for sustainable development

Topics include: Earth and ocean observation systems and monitoring methods for the environment and sustainable development and forecasting methods and assessment tools for sustainable development taking into account different scales of observation

5. Horizontal Actions

Topics include: Dissemination and knowledge transfer and uptake of EU-research results

Budget: EUR 193.5m

Deadline: 8 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

» FP7 Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities 2009

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

Under the SSH theme of the Co-operation Specific Programme, three calls for proposals were issued on 3 September 2008.

Call Identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-A

Collaborative research projects and Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups – Civil Society Organisations

There are seven main activities/areas for this call:

1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society

Topics include: Growth and Service industries and public economic policy

2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective – paths towards sustainable development

Topics include: Impacts of corporate social responsibility and social inequalities

3. Major trends in society and their implications

Topics include: Changes in consumer markets, tolerance and cultural diversity and religion

4. Europe and the world

Topics include: Competition and collaboration in access to oil, gas and mineral resources and Perspectives from outside the EU on human rights, democracy and peace

5. The Citizen in the European Union

Topics include: Independent media and democracy in Europe and Culture in the creation of a European space of communication

6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators

Topics include: European service sectors and data management for statistics

7. Foresight activities

Topics include: The world and Europe in 2025 and Foresight on the long term challenges for the Mediterranean area

Budget: EUR 55m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-B

Collaborative Projects (Small or Medium-Scale Focused Research Projects) for Specific Cooperation Actions Dedicated to International Cooperation

There are two main activities/areas for this call:

1. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective: paths towards sustainable development

Topic: Cities and sustainable Development

2. Europe and the world

Topic: Climate induced changes in water resources in southern Europe and neighbouring countries as a threat to security (Topic coordinated with the Environment work programme topic ENV.2009.1.1.5.2)

Budget: EUR 6m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.


Call identifier: FP7-SSH-2009-C

Co-ordination and Support Actions

There are four main activities/areas for this call:

1. Major trends in society and their implications

Topic: Social platform on research for families and family policies

2. Europe in the world

Topic: Geopolitics and the role of Europe in a changing world

3. Foresight Activities

Topic: Consolidating the information system for foresight

4. Horizontal Actions

Topic: Measures to support the dissemination of research results

Budget: EUR 6.22m

Deadline: 13 January 2009, 17.00 Brussels local time.

For more detailed information on each call, please consult CORDIS for the key documents under this theme which include the call fiche, work programme, fact sheet and guide for applicants, using the identifier code above.

Funder Link: CORDIS

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

September 8, 2008

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» FP7 2009 Calls Open

Funding Source: Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), European Commission

Summary:

The European Commission launched 22 calls for proposals in the Capacities and Co-operation Specific Programmes on 3rd September 2008. Please find a summary list below of each individual call by their call identifier code. The EuRO Office will be issuing more detailed information about each theme/call shortly.

CO-OPERATION SPECIFIC PROGRAMME

Health

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage

- FP7-HEALTH-2009-two-stage

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology

- FP7-KBBE-2009-3

Energy

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-1

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-2

- FP7-ENERGY-2009-3

Environment (including Climate Change)

- FP7-ENV-2009-1

Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities

- FP7-SSH-2009-A

- FP7-SSH-2009-B

- FP7-SSH-2009-C

Space

- FP7-SPACE-2009-1

Security

- FP7-SEC-2009-1

JOINT CALL:FABF, NNM, Energy and Environment (including Climate Change)

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CSA

- FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY-CP

CAPACITIES SPECIFIC PROGRAMME:

Research for the Benefit of SMEs

- FP7-SME-2008-2

- FP7-SME-2008-3

- FP7-SME-2009-1

Regions of Knowledge

- FP7-REGIONS-2009-1

Science in Society

- FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1

Activities of International Cooperation

- FP7-INCO-2009-1

- FP7-INCO-2009-2

- FP7-INCO-2009-4

- FP7-INCO-2009-5

More Information: CORDIS – Find a Call (Use the call identifier code listed above)

If you have any queries or need clarification regarding any of the themes mentioned please do not hesitate to contact the European Office for further assistance.