As European countries grow their renewable energy capacity, grid operators need to find ways to balance supply and demand due to the variability of sun and wind.
Find here a series of Publications and videos about EU Research & Innovation about the Environment and also visit the EU Bookshop for a wider selection of books, leaflets and reports..
Environmental research and innovation
Europe has proven expertise in ensuring the sustainable management of the environment and its resources. This booklet presents a selection of recent projects supported through the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (2007-2013), focusing on the seven research priorities identified within the Environment research theme. These priorities are biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate action, cultural heritage, disaster risk reduction, earth observation, eco-innovation and water. Emphasis was placed on predicting climate, ecological, earth and ocean systems changes. There was also a focus on tools and technologies for monitoring, prevention, mitigation of and adaptation to environmental pressures and risks to health, as well as for the sustainability of the natural and man-made environment.
Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
This report presents an overview of the 148 projects resulting from the calls 2014 - 2015 and funded by the Societal Challenge 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' under Horizon 2020. In total EUR 946 million will be mobilized, of which EUR 720 million as EU funding.
The European Commission together with 27 EU Member States are active members of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), which provides a global voluntary framework where governments and participating organisations can coordinate their strategies and investments in the field of Earth observation while promoting full and open access to data and information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain - SIS2016: First Conference on Social Impact of Science
8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom - Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass
29 August - 1 September 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)
29-31 August 2016, Wageningen, Netherlands - IBBESS: International BioBased Economy Student SymbioSUM