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Below is a selection of interesting links in the area of Non- Nuclear Energy Research that you may find useful.
CORDIS: Community R&D Information Service
The Sixth Framework Programme defines the European Commission’s priority areas for the period 2002-2006.
Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems is the “thematic priority” of FP6 which covers research into sustainable energy systems.
The Research Fund for Coal and Steel programme supports research in the fields of coal and steel.
The Directorate-General for Research is responsible for co-ordinating medium to long term Sustainable Energy Systems.
The Directorate-General for Energy and Transport also funds short to medium term Sustainable Energy Systems.
ManagEnergy is an initiative set up by DG Energy and Transport to promote the rational use of energy in Europe.
DG Research promotes the use of networks in order to associate and help co-ordinate the research projects it funds. These networks, which usually have between ten to 20 partners, develop ongoing research projects and encompass major areas of research.
Examples of European thematic networks:
EWEN: the European Wave Energy Network was established in 2000 under the EC’s Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme. One of the network's key objectives is to publicise the activities and dynamism of the wave energy R&D community, and to raise the profile of wave energy as an economically viable green (environmentally friendly) energy source.
CAME-GT: the Cleaner And More Efficient Gas Turbines network started up in 2000. Its aim is to co-ordinate research and technological development (RTD) projects in industrial gas turbines. It also provides a resource for the dissemination of the network’s research results, and publicises meetings and events related to developments in gas turbine technology.
INCO: The INCO infopoint aims at providing general information on the international co-operation activities within the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
Every year series of fellowships is awarded for the training of young researchers. As part of this programme, the SWERF Accompanying Measure aims to co-ordinate or "cluster" these Training Fellowship activities. A series of twice-yearly conferences is held for the fellows and their supervisors. Such meetings also provide a very efficient, cost-effective method of monitoring the progress of the fellowships.
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