• Preserving our heritage, improving our environment - 20 years of EU research into cultural heritage
European Commission, Research DG, EUR 22050, 2 volumes. This two-volume publication covers 20 years of research in the area of cultural heritage from 1986 to 2006. Volume I provides an overview while Volume II contains outlines of nearly 100 projects implemented between 2000 and 2008. Many of the projects are to be found on the cultural heritage projects pages of this web site.
Volume I - Overview (40 pages) 2.2 MB
Volume II - Project Synopses (252 pages) 21.2 MB
• Brochure: Research on Climate Change - presented at COP-15
This six-page brochure presents a sample of climate-change projects from the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes. It was prepared specifically to be presented at COP-15 in December 2009
EN 1.3 MB
• European Research Framework Programme - Research on Climate Change
This publication gathers the abstracts of European research projects on climate change and related to climate change which have been completed recently or are ongoing under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes for research. This document aims at providing a relevant overview of research activities on climate change funded by the European Community to participants to the third World Climate Conference held in Geneva in August 2009 and to the UNFCCC 15th Conference of the Parties meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009.
EN 4.4 MB
• Catalogue of Projects 2009
The Catalogue of Projects for the Calls FP7-ENV-2009-1 and FP7-NMP-ENV-2009-2 presents proposal information on the projects which have been suggested for funding during 2009 under the Environment theme and under the joint call with 'Theme 4. Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies'.
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• Integrated assessment of the European and North Atlantic Carbon Balance – key results, policy implications for post 2012 and research needs
Huge quantities of carbon are exchanged between the atmosphere, ocean and terrestrial ecosystems. Rising atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases over the past 200 years have driven substantially global warming, which in turn could trigger the release to the atmosphere of additional carbon from the oceans and the terrestrial ecosystems, thus accelerating climate change.
A recent publication by the European Commission provides a comprehensive assessment of the European and North Atlantic carbon balance based on results of two integrated research activities under the 6th Framework Programme for Research: CARBOEUROPE and CARBOOCEAN. The report highlights key scientific findings, their implication for policy making and future research needs, unfolding some of the complex and emerging scientific and policy issues associated with climate change and the carbon cycle.
EN 4.6 MB
• Principles of multi-risk assessment: Interaction amongst natural and man-induced risks
Multi-risk evaluation is a relatively new field, until now developed only partially by experts with different
backgrounds. The EC FP6 NARAS project initiated some consideration and reflexion on this topic. As mentioned
by Durham, a joint analysis and quantification of all the anthropogenic and natural risks which can affect a
territory (multi-risk approach) is a basic factor for development of a sustainable environment and land use
planning as well as for competent emergency management before and during catastrophic events. This is the aim
of this publication that will present ideas and concepts: -report the principles and rationales that stand behind a
procedure for multi-risk assessment; -provide a description of the most advanced procedures generally adopted
to estimate individually natural and anthropogenic risks representing major threats for Southern Europe; -tackle
directly the problem of multi-risk assessment applying innovative procedures and protocols to the case study of
a town close to Naples (Casalnuovo).
EN 1.7 MB