| FP6-FP7 GEO related projects
- FP6 funded projects
- FP7 first call of proposals-2007
- FP7 second call of proposals-2008
- FP7 third call of proposals
- FP7 fourth call of proposals
EC framework Programmes of the European Commission The Research activities developed at the European Community level through tare focussed on the development and integration of the GEOSS, (including support to the GEO Secretariat).. In relation to the nine societal benefit areas of GEO strong emphasis is put on the need to integrate the European Earth Observation related research activities into the global picture. The development of GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) is also supported through FP7. When implemented, the various GMES services will represent a significant contribution from the EU to the GEOSS.
A supporting Programme for capacity Builing in the Black Sea Region towards operational status of Oceanographic services.
Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capcabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies
European Coastal-shelf sea operational Observing and forecasting system
European Seas Observatory Network
European Seaflorr Observatory Network Implementation Model
Assesing and forward planning of the Geodetic and geohazard Observing Systems for GMES Applications
Global Earth Observation and Monitoring
Grand Goos regional Alliances Network Development
- Search for DAMOCLES
Study of Environmental Artic change - developing Artic Modelling and Observing Capability for Long-term Environment Studies
Sustained Efficient Production of required Information and Services within Europe is our only justification
Proposal to establish a System of Industry Metocean datd for the Offshore and research Communities
A System for Observation of halogenated Greenhouse gases in Europe and Asia
Support for Tropical Atmospheric Research
Tropical Eastern North Atlantic Time-series Observatory
Yellow Sea Observation, forecasting and information system
Global Eath Observation - Benefit Estimation : now, next and Emerging
The first call of proposals intended to fund GEO-related activity was issued at the end of 2006. Among all the submitted proposals the following projects have been selected.
African-European Georesources Observation System
AEGOS Poster [123 Kb]
AEGOS Flyer [453 Kb]
AEGOS Kakemono [132 Kb]
European Biodiversity Observation Network; a project to design and test a biodiversity observation system integrated in time and space
GEONETCast for and by Developing countries
Coordinated Asia-European long-term Observing system of Qinghai–Tibet Plateau hydro-meteorological processes and the Asian-monsoon system with Ground satellite Image data and numerical Simulations
Regional pilot platform as EU contribution to a Global Soil Observing System
Integration and enhancement of key existing European deep-ocean observatories
Coordination Action Carbon Observation System
Acoustic Technology for observing the interior of the Arctic Ocean
The second call for proposal selected 4 projects, with focus on the development and integration of GEOSS, and with particular aim at reinforcing the architecture and structure of GEOSS.
As for the 2007 Work Programme, the Earth Observation sub-activity for 2008 is split into four main sections which are strategic for this activity and comply with GEO requirements, whilst focussing on European fields of interest:
1) Integration of European activities within GEO
European Environment Earth Observation system supporting INSPIRE and compatible with the GEOSS. Validated European system for geo-spatial information in Europe contributing to the implementation of the INSPIRE directive and fully compatible with GEOSS.
European approach to GEOSS
2) Cross-cutting research activities relevant to GEO
Monitoring and observing oxygen depletion throughout the different Earth system components. Improved capacity for monitoring and predicting oxygen depletion throughout the Earth system and evaluation of existing and future impacts on ecosytems. Contribution to understanding through the different Earth system components (terrestrial, marine, atmospheric) the fate of O2 as an essential element until now neglected in the observing and monitoring programmes.
In situ monitoring of oxygen depletion in hypoxic ecosystems of coastal and open seas, and land-locked water bodies
3) Earth Observation activities in emerging areas
Developing Earth Observation for the monitoring and prediction of environmental impacts from energy resource extraction, transportation and/or exploitation. Contribution to strategy for future exploitation of energy resources taking into consideration their relative abundance, likely shifts in energy use and the impact of their utilisation on the environment and the ecosystems.
Energy Observation for monitoring and assessment of the environmental impact of energy use
4) Developing capacity building activities in the domain of Earth observation in the new EU countries and in the developing countries
Developing necessary research activities for capacity building relevant to Earth Observation and GEO in the Black Sea basin. Comprehensive review and gap analysis built on existing local, national and regional initiatives to achieve the goals of the GEOSS, using all the available data concerning the shared observation and products in an accessible, comparable and understandable manner. Effective collaboration among different stakeholders to successfully initiate activities to optimise the system. Improved education, training, research and communication.
Building Capacity for a Black Sea Basin Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development
A third call for proposal recently closed. Research activities of the new selected projects will be focussed on the development and integration of GEOSS. All the projects should start within 2009.
A fourth call of proposal will be open until January 2010 for projects to be approved and to start in 2010.