ICT-ENSURE Information System on Research Programmes in the Field of ICT for Environmental Sustainability

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ICT Field 2.4
Knowledge Management, Process Management

Programmes assigned to this field

OPPI PO4 Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation - PO 4 Innovation (OP Podnikání a inovace - PO 4 Inovace)
The programme aims at supporting technical (product and process innovation) and non-technical innovations (organizational and marketing innovation) (...)
The programme aims at supporting technical (product and process innovation) and non-technical innovations (organizational and marketing innovation) in
businesses, including developing their cooperation with research and development organizations, and promote their own corporate capacity for R & D and downstream activities, especially in the SME sector so as to increase the innovative activity of enterprises and the number of firms that perform own research and development. In this context, priority axis is focused primarily on commercialization of R & D results, which can streamline, accelerate and improve innovation processes towards a more competitive sectors of industry and services¨and ensure the sustainability of the industrial development.
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  Quality of Life - health, food production, education (Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie)
The national programme " Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie"  is aiming at improvement of the quality of life through new (...)
The national programme " Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie"  is aiming at improvement of the quality of life through new  R&D methods and application. The Government of the Slovak Republic approved in accordance with the priorities of the State Science and Technology Policy Resolution No.1007 of 4 September 2002 6 cross-national research and development programes by addressing research and development projects  in selected fields of research and development ensure increasing levels of selected economic and social areas.
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OP ŽP PO5 Reducing Industrial pollution and reducing environmental risks (Omezování průmyslového znečištění a snižování environmentálních rizik)
Limitation of industrial pollution and environmental risks belongs to the priorities of the European Union in the field of the environment. (...)

Limitation of industrial pollution and environmental risks belongs to the priorities of the
European Union in the field of the environment. Industrial pollution poses risks to human
health and the environment.
Strategies applied so far to reduce environmental load caused by industrial production (endof-pipe technologies, recycling, regeneration) step back. Emphasis is laid on integrated prevention which means transition from the end-of-pipe technologies to the best available techniques (BAT) and the environmental protection in its entirety. The prerequisite needed to reduce the risks is detailed monitoring from the viewpoint of mass and energy balance and the processing of information into the databases made available to the public.
The European Community requirements on reducing environmental loads are an incentive to seek savings in the production, to replace some substances for less harmful ones, to strive for and develop new technologies, technological and technical innovations, which significantly supports the growth, increase of competitiveness and sustainable development. Limitation of industrial pollution and environmental risks is also favourable to economic growth of the regions, to the improvement of human health, and also supports the environmental improvement in its entirety. 
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FONA Research for Sustainability (Forschung für die Nachhaltigkeit)
FONA is a supporting programme of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) of the federal republic of Germany. The objective of this (...)

FONA is a supporting programme of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) of the federal republic of Germany. The objective of this programme is the support of projects and programmes which focus on environmental protection by conservation of natural ressources.

FONA ist ein Rahmenprogramm des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) der Budesrepublik Deutschland. Ziel ist die Förderung von Projekten zum Schutz der Umwelt durch Schonung der Ressourcen.

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TPOC Technology Proof of Concept (Technology Proof of Concept)
NERC's Strategy 'Next Generation Science for Planet Earth' identifies technology development as one of the key areas NERC needs to support in order (...)
NERC's Strategy 'Next Generation Science for Planet Earth' identifies technology development as one of the key areas NERC needs to support in order to deliver the aims and objectives of the strategy. To reflect this NERC's strategy includes a dedicated Technologies Theme and an associated Theme Action Plan. One of the actions from the first Technologies Theme Action Plan is a research programme to fund the development of new and innovative technology concepts with potential applications to environmental science.
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Projects assigned to this field

TwoLe A Decision Support System for Water Resources Management and Planning (Un Sistema di Supporto alle Decisioni per la gestione e pianificazione della risorsa acqua)
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TwoLe is a platform of computing tools that make up a Decision Support System for managing water resources at the basin or watershed scale. According to the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, this procedure must be integrated: it should use devices able to integrate the many qualitative and quantitative facets of problems distinguished by the complexity of environmental systems, as well as the variety of approaches used to solve them. The decision process, both in the planning phase and in the management phase, must be participatory: the adopted procedure counts on and formalises the involvement of stakeholders through the use of computing tools able to support participation at different levels (information, consulting, active involvement) and able to guarantee the transparency and traceability of the entire decision process. Olginate Twole is tested on two real case studies:

    * planning level (pilot application on the Lario river basin and the Adda downstream of lake Como);

    * management level (pilot application on the Verbano catchment and the Ticino downstream of the lake)

 

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ALARM Adaptive Solutions in active technical Support of Saving Human Life (ALARM - Adaptive Lösungsplattform zur Aktiven technischen Unterstützung beim Retten von Menschenleben )
To confront the scarcity of personal and material which is characteristic for disaster situations, a comprehensive data acquisition and utilisation (...)
To confront the scarcity of personal and material which is characteristic for disaster situations, a comprehensive data acquisition and utilisation concept will be developed.

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BodenseeOnline BodenseeOnline - Online Information System for the Management of Lakes using the Example of Lake of Constance (BodenseeOnline - Online Informationssystem für das Management von Seen am Beispiel des Bodensees)
With Lake Constance being used as an example (Upper Lake, i.e. main basin and Lake Überlingen), an online information system is being developed for (...)
With Lake Constance being used as an example (Upper Lake, i.e. main basin and Lake Überlingen), an online information system is being developed for the management of lakes and for the support of water management decisions relating to integrated water protection and accident prevention. The online information system describes, quantifies, and predicts anthropogenic impacts with the help of numerical models.

Source: http://www.bodenseeonline.de/

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EnerKey Energy as a Key Element of an Integrated Climate Protection Concept for the City Region of Gauteng, South Africa (EnerKey)
Energy related questions are seen as key challenge in South Africa from various perspectives: Security of supply is a core topic for the thriving (...)

Energy related questions are seen as key challenge in South Africa from various perspectives: Security of supply is a core topic for the thriving industrial nation. Energy poverty and social equity ("electricity for all") has high relevance on the post-apartheid political agenda. Local emissions from coal burning are an important health issue. Poor cooking devices form a severe threat due to the risk of large shack fires in informal settlement. Lately the issue of climate change has become more and more important - South Africa relying almost entirely on coal and being number 12 globally of the biggest CO2 emittants. It emits roughly 40% of the CO2 emissions of the African continent.

 

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ECHIM European Community Health Indicators Monitoring
The general objective of ECHIM is to consolidate and expand the ECHI Indicator system towards a sustainable health monitoring system in Europe. The (...)
The general objective of ECHIM is to consolidate and expand the ECHI Indicator system towards a sustainable health monitoring system in Europe. The focus will be on collecting and disseminating comparable health data and information based on the ECHI shortlist. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with Member States, the European Commission, Eurostat, WHO, OECD and other international organisations with the aim of supporting the EU Health Strategy.

Specific objectives are to:
1. improve, document and maintain the ECHI Indicators,
2. develop guidelines and MS specific plans for ECHI shortlist indicators implementation at MS, regional and EU-level, as needed,
3. implement ECHI shortlist indicators in MSs and to achieve a good coverage,
4. maintain a network of national health indicator experts for ECHI Indicators and the needed data collection,
5. map, design and test the data flow between MSs and a central capacity for health monitoring,
6. present health data based on the ECHI shortlist, in connection with the EUPHIX system, and
7. produce the first joint analysis and report on data based on ECHI shortlist indicators.

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GreenSoft Green Software Engineering
Green IT is the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using and disposing IT related hardware products in an efficient sustainable way with (...)
Green IT is the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using and disposing IT related hardware products in an efficient sustainable way with minimal or even no impact on the environment.

Green Software Engineering is the attempt to apply these "green" principles known from hardware products also on software products, software development processes and their underlying software process models.

The first main goal of the project is to to design a conceptual reference model supporting IT professionals and software users in the sustainable development and usage of software. The second main goal is to develop a software toolbox called "Sustainable Software Support Center" (S3C) that assists IT professionals in realizing systainable, resource-friendly software products.
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ISBEEM Indoor environment and energy management for school buildings (Καινοτόμες μέθοδοι για τη διαχείριση κτιρίων με χρήση διαδικτυακών υπηρεσιών)
ISBEEM supports the actions and tasks than need to be undertaken towards the improvement of indoor air quality and energy savings in buildings. (...)
ISBEEM supports the actions and tasks than need to be undertaken towards the improvement of indoor air quality and energy savings in buildings. Schools have been selected as the studied building category due to their importance and specific characteristics when it comes to the interactions they have with children. The system contains technical information, practical advices and suggestions and guidelines, in order to address problems that are recorder on the basis of predefined, school-tailored questionnaires. Java-oriented, open source related technologies are used, that allow for flexible, adaptable and low cost applications to be developed. The system and its services are platform neutral, support access via the internet with the aid of PC’s, laptops, PDAs or mobile phones, and are available via http://isbeem.meng.auth.gr.  Main features include: a wissard-based estimation of indoor environment problems (air quality, ventillation, etc). An expert systyem for the estimation of actual versus optimul heating demantds. Guidelines and best ptactices.
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CISAZP Nationwide Information System for Environmental Pollution Data Collection and Assessments (Celostátní informační systém pro sběr a hodnocení informací o znečištění životního prostředí )
The main objective of the Nationwide Information System for Environmental Pollution Data Collection and Assessments is to comprehensively contribute (...)
The main objective of the Nationwide Information System for Environmental Pollution Data Collection and Assessments is to comprehensively contribute to environmental protection and improvement in the Czech Republic through digitalizing work and systematically acquiring and evaluating information. This is a current prerequisite for economic growth within sustainable development. The main users of the new information system will include public authorities and institutions; nevertheless, the system will also be open to the general public.

The advantages and benefits of the project are substantially higher transparency, consistency and the efficiency of relationships between businesses, public administration, the general public and the environmental sector.
The information system will include three main parts within separate project tasks: An Integrated System for Fulfilling Information Duties (ISPOP), the Environmental Helpdesk and the Geoportal.


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WaterFrame WaterFrame: Cooperative Development of Waters Information Systems in Baden-Württemberg, Thüringen and Bayern (WaterFrame: Kooperative Entwicklung von Gewässerinformationssystemen in Baden-Württemberg, Thüringen und Bayern)
Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive is a joint task of the water management administrations. It can only be managed when (...)
Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive is a joint task of the water management administrations. It can only be managed when environmental authorities on all administrative levels cooperate closely. The Water Framework Directive generally is considered one of the most ambitious projects of European environmental legislation. It is the major driver of the further development of water information systems. It is the objective of the Water Framework Directive to protect all water bodies in Europe according to a uniform standard.

Source: kewa2-iitb-wf.pdf  (http://www.fachdokumente.lubw.baden-wuerttemberg.de)
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