• Assessing the Social and Environmental Impacts of European Research
Report to the European Commission
EN 2.0 MB
• Outcome of the consultation meetings on Tsunami risk in Europe: status, gaps and needs related to early warning systems (28/02-01/03/2005 – 21-22/03/2005)
Working document version 1 : tsunami research needs in Europe
EN 59 KB
• International Workshop on Research on Impacts of Tsunamis and Natural Disasters, 25-26 May 2005, Brussels
Report on main recommendations
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• EU Research on Environment and Health - Expanding Knowledge to improve our Well-Being
We all want to enjoy healthy lives, but our well-being depends to a large extent on the quality of the environments in which we live and work. The European Commission's Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010 outlines measures that will integrate Europe's expertise in environment, health and research sectors in order to better understand how environmental factors may threaten our health. By strengthening EU research in the environment and health research area and gearing it to inform policy-making, the Union and Member States will be able to formulate robust and targeted policy that better protects citizens’ health.
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• Socio-Economic Projects In Energy, Transport and Environment
This booklet contains the abstracts and the administrative data from the socio-economic projects in the energy, transport and environment field funded under the Fifth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (1998-2002) and some initial projects funded under the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006). The projects included are the most relevant examples in relation to the following key issues:
> Modelling and Scenarios;
> Direct and External Costs;
> Policy Instruments and Governance;
> Social Acceptability and Human Behaviour.
The most recent projects, especially those under the Sixth Framework Programme, are cross-cutting and therefore cover several of the above. The intention is to provide general information for as wide a public as possible within the scientific community.
EN 3.6 MB
• EU Research for Sustainable Earth Observation – Watching the world for a better tomorrow
The ad hoc Group on Earth Observations (GEO), with strong political backing from governments and support from organisations around the world, is working towards an unprecedented level of coordination and harmonisation of Earth Observation Systems. Its goal is to create the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS, which will bring together all available information on the state of the world’s environment, consolidating existing data from disparate and disconnected sources. The GEOSS will facilitate the provision of relevant and meaningful environment information, responding directly to specific socio-economic needs, helping policy-makers and the scientific community, and providing useful information to businesses and citizens alike. Work is already under way to make the GEOSS a reality, including a variety of innovative EU-supported research and development initiatives.
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• EU Research for Sustainable Urban Development and Land Use Sustainable Management - Today’s Plan, Europe’s Future
Managing the development of Europe’s cities and regions in a sustainable way not only requires the optimisation of economic, social and environmental objectives, but also demands an appropriate balance between the interests of industry, citizens and other land users. This publication describes the practical support offered by EU research both to the decision-making process and to the implementation of sustainable solutions.
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• EU Research for Sustainable Urban Development and Land Use Sustainable Urban Environment - Building the Future
The principles of sustainability must inform every stage in the creation of the urban environment in which 80% of EU citizens live – planning and design, construction, operation and maintenance, renewal and reuse. This publication explains the practical contribution made by EU-funded research and demonstration projects to the realisation of dynamic and environmentally friendly cities that are also attractive, pleasant and clean.
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• Global Earth Observation System of Systems GEOSS
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) 10-Year Implementation Plan, endorsed by nearly 60 governments and the European Commission on 16 February 2005, is designed to qualitatively improve our understanding of the Earth system, markedly enhancing global policy- and decision-making abilities to promote the environment, human health, safety, and welfare. This publication provides substantive detail for the implementation of the GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan.
EN 7.2 MB
• Space Applications for the Environment - Development of Earth Observation Technologies within the Fifth Framework Programme
This brochure presents the main outcomes of a portfolio of 26 community-funded research projects linked to Earth observation technologies in the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5). Section one describes project achievements. — Subjects covered include weather and climate change, greenhouse gases, air pollution, water management, floods, the coastal zone, biodiversity, agriculture and hazards. Section two highlights the relevance of these projects to the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative (GMES). Section three catalogues the projects and gives contact details for obtaining more information.
EN 487 KB