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Sustainability Field 3.4
Environmental Risk Management

Programmes assigned to this field

  Circulation of substances in the environment, mass balances, modelling of environmental processes and risk assessment
"Circulation of substances in environment" deals with environmental analytical chemistry, biological and chemical cycles, radiochemistry and (...)
"Circulation of substances in environment" deals with environmental analytical chemistry, biological and chemical cycles, radiochemistry and radioecology. Current information about levels and state of certain substance in the enviornment is investigated using analytical and biological analysis. Performing these analyses over time allows to monitor the transport and fate of these compounds in the environment. Result of this research programme can be applied as support for decision making and planning of environmental and research policy.
Slovenia Details
KEWA II Cooperative Development of Economical Applications for the Environment, Transport and Adjacent Fields in New Administrative Structures (Phase II) (Kooperative Entwicklung wirtschaftlicher Anwendungen für Umwelt, Verkehr und benachbarte Bereiche in neuen Verwaltungsstrukturen, Phase II)
see superordinate programme KEWA (...)
see superordinate programme KEWA
Germany Details
KEWA III Cooperative Development of Economical Applications for the Environment, Transport and Adjacent Fields in New Administrative Structures (Phase III) (Kooperative Entwicklung wirtschaftlicher Anwendungen für Umwelt, Verkehr und benachbarte Bereiche in neuen Verwaltungsstrukturen, Phase III)
see superordinate programme KEWA (...)
see superordinate programme KEWA
Germany Details
KEWA IV Cooperative Development of Economical Applications for the Environment, Transport and Adjacent Fields in New Administrative Structures (Phase IV) (Kooperative Entwicklung wirtschaftlicher Anwendungen für Umwelt, Verkehr und benachbarte Bereiche in neuen Verwaltungsstrukturen, Phase IV)
see superordinate programme KEWA (...)
see superordinate programme KEWA
Germany Details
EMS Environmental Mathematics & Statistics (Environmental Mathematics & Statistics)
Objectives: The programme aimed to: produce more life and environmental scientists who are able to use mathematical, statistical and modelling (...)

Objectives:
The programme aimed to:

produce more life and environmental scientists who are able to use mathematical, statistical and modelling techniques when addressing environmental problems

produce more mathematicians who are working on life science or environmental problems, or devising tools and methods for them.

make mathematicians and statisticians familiar with the practicalities of environmental investigations and

give environmental scientists sufficient understanding of the power (and limitations) of leading-edge mathematical and statistical methodologies, so as to facilitate effective collaborations when tackling environmental issues and devising new approaches to currently insoluble problems

United Kingdom Details
EFAS European Flood Alert System (European Flood Alert System)
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EU-MEDIN European Mediterranean Disaster Information Network
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ESPON European scientific community in the field of territorial development (European scientific community in the field of territorial development)
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  Fire Paradox (Combating fire with fire)
Combating fire with fire New methods for preventing and fighting forest fires (...)
Combating fire with fire
New methods for preventing and fighting forest fires

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FRMRC Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (Flood Risk Management Research Consortium)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE The objectives are to increase our understanding of flooding by generating new and original science and to support improved flood (...)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE
The objectives are to increase our understanding of flooding by generating new and original science and to support improved flood risk management.
The key aims of the programme remain as set out in the original project description;
a) The short-term delivery of tools and techniques to support more accurate flood forecasting and warning, improvements to the flood management infrastructure and the reduction of flood risk to people, property and the environment;
b) the establishment of a programme of high quality science that will enhance our understanding of flooding and improve our ability to reduce flood risk through the development of sustainable flood prevention, management and mitigation strategies.
United Kingdom Details
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Projects assigned to this field

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.

Germany Details
ADAGE Adjoint ice flow models for Data Assimilation in Glaciology (Modèles adjoints d’écoulement de la glace pour l’assimilation de données en glaciologie)
Adjoint ice flow models for Data Assimilation in Glaciology. By gaining and loosing mass, glaciers and ice-sheets play a key role in the sea level (...)
Adjoint ice flow models for Data Assimilation in Glaciology. By gaining and loosing mass, glaciers and ice-sheets play a key role in the sea level evolution. This is obvious when considering the past 2000 years, for example, as the collapse of the large northern hemisphere ice-sheets after the Last Glacial Maximum contributed to a 120 m rise in sea level. This is particularly worrying when the future is considered. Indeed, recent observations clearly indicates that important changes in the velocity structure of both Antarctic and Greenland ice-sheets are occurring, suggesting that large and irreversible changes may have been initiated. This has been clearly emphasized in the last report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007). IPCC has further insisted on the poor current knowledge of the key processes at the root of the observed accelerations and finally concluded that reliable projections of sea-level rise (SLR) are currently unavailable.
The general aim of this project is to develop data assimilation methods related to ice flow modelling purpose, in order to provide accurate and reliable estimate of the future contribution of ice-sheets to SLR.
France Details
Change Detection Automatic Detection of Changes in Satellite Image Series (Automatische Erkennung von Veränderungen in Satellitenbilddatenreihen)
Plötzliche Veränderungen, die durch Naturkatastrophen oder andere Zerstörungen hervorgerufen werden, stehen im Fokus des Projektes«, so Prof. Ehlers. (...)
Plötzliche Veränderungen, die durch Naturkatastrophen oder andere Zerstörungen hervorgerufen werden, stehen im Fokus des Projektes«, so Prof. Ehlers. »Besonders Einsatzkräfte, die in Krisengebiete geschickt werden, haben großes Interesse daran, schnell und zuverlässig zu erfahren, wo im Zielgebiet die größten Veränderungen zu finden sind«, ergänzt Prof. Michel. »Hierdurch lässt sich wertvolle Zeit für Bergungsarbeiten gewinnen«. Die Wissenschaftler entwickeln derzeit gemeinsam neue Software zur Auswertung von Satellitenbildern. Diese sollen über eine Kombination von Algorithmen, die Form, Farbe und Texturen von Bildobjekten berücksichtigen, Umwelt- und Naturveränderungen automatisch anzeigen.
Germany Details
FIRE PARADOX FIRE PARADOX - An innovative and integrated approach to wildland fire management (FIRE PARADOX)
Fire risk in the Mediterranean is increased exponentially as a result of fuel accumulation in the landscape because of land abandonment and the (...)
Fire risk in the Mediterranean is increased exponentially as a result of fuel accumulation in the landscape because of land abandonment and the implementation of fire exclusion policies. The project will have a significant impact on European forestry policy in general.

The systematic implementation of global fire exclusion in Europe, followed North America in the realization that this policy resulted in an increase in fire risk as a result of protected, accumulating, biomass.

Based on the experience of a few prescribed burning practitioners and the result of fire-ecological research conducted in the past, the key-objective of this project is to develop new fire management policies adapted for European-use, to reduce forest fire risk. The vision of Fire Paradox participants will be (through their R&D contribution) to develop concrete and operation-viable solutions to the fire problem with regard to the social, economic and ecological impact on high intensity fires, such as the recently-experienced wildfires in Portugal, Spain and France in 2003 and 2005.
Portugal Details
IRVA FIRES IN SLASHES ORIGINATED BY THINNING TREATMENTS (INCENDI DE RESTES VEGETALS D'ACLARIDA)
 The purpose of this project is to determine whether the slashes originated by thinning treatments of white pine regenerated forests may (...)
 The purpose of this project is to determine whether the slashes originated by thinning treatments of white pine regenerated forests may represent an increase of wildfire risk. Modeling and simulation of wildfires will be used.
Spain Details
GLOWA Danube Integrative Techniques, Szenarios and Strategies for the Future of Water in the upper Danube Area (Integrative Techniken, Szenarien und Strategien zur Zukunft des Wassers im Einzugsgebiet der Oberen Donau)
Global Climate Change will increasingly have regional impacts on the water resources. More frequent floods, low flows and droughts, the retreat of (...)
Global Climate Change will increasingly have regional impacts on the water resources. More frequent floods, low flows and droughts, the retreat of glaciers and of snow cover in the Alps as well as changes of the natural and agrarian vegetation particularly in the Upper Danube watershed will be likely consequences of Climate Change. They will influence strongly the future development of the region. In order to facilitate the most effective planning of future investments for decades (e.g. in energy management, farming, tourism, industry), an intensive examination of the regional consequences of Climate Change is necessary.

GLOWA-Danube is a research and development program focusing on the comprehensive analysis of the future of water resources of the Upper Danube. In GLOWA-Danube the impact of Climate Change of a broad range of sectors is investigated. Furthermore the project identifies and simulates strategies for adaptation to and mitigation of the consequences of Climate Change and tests their effectiveness. In GLOWA-Danube a team of researchers from different natural and socio-economic science disciplines work closely together in an interdisciplinary, university-based competence network since 2001.

Source: DANUBE Homepage
Germany Details
HEXECO Modeling of hydrodynamics linked to extreme meteorological phenomena (Hydrodynamique EXtrême du largE à la COte)
Modeling of hydrodynamics linked to extreme meteorological phenomena (...)
Modeling of hydrodynamics linked to extreme meteorological phenomena
France Details
NEHAPS National environmental health action plans
At the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Budapest in June 2004, ministers of health and environment from across (...)

At the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Budapest in June 2004, ministers of health and environment from across the European Region committed their countries to updating their NEHAPs in the light of the outcomes of the Conference, which included an agreement to develop by 2007, action plans to protect children's health against environmental hazards.

The development of NEHAPs across Europe was first agreed in Helsinki in 1994, following the publication of the Environmental Health Action Plan for Europe (EHAPE), then in June 1999, environment and health ministers committed themselves to endorsing and strongly supporting the implementation of NEHAPs in the London Declaration, at the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health.

By 2002, 43 countries had developed NEHAPs and were beginning to implement them.  NEHAPs are usually drawn up in cooperation with a wide range of partners, including professional and technical experts, national, regional and local authorities and nongovernmental organizations.

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ETF7510 Occurence of extreme precipitation and drought in changing climatic conditions in Estonia: reasons of their formation, predictability, and their consequences of water regime of inland water bodies and on living nature
Global climate warming is clearly expressed in Estonia during the last decades. Mean surface air temperature has significantly increased, especially (...)
Global climate warming is clearly expressed in Estonia during the last decades. Mean surface air temperature has significantly increased, especially in winter and spring. Duration of snow cover and sea ice has remarkable decreased, the start of plant phenological phases in spring has shifted earlier by ca two weeks. Cyclonic activity has intensified and storminess has increased in winter season. Changes in precipitation regime are more unclear and they have been less studied. Extreme precipitations and droughts are one of the main climate risks in Estonia. The objective of this project proposal is to study this problem in more details.
(Estonian Research IS)
Estonia Details
  Ongoing Climatic Change and its impact to the Society Development (Prebiehajúca klimatická zmena a jej dopady na rozvoj spoločnosti)
The project is implemented under the Slovakian national R&D programme "Actual problems of the Society"  where the content of the supported (...)
The project is implemented under the Slovakian national R&D programme "Actual problems of the Society"  where the content of the supported projects is wide.
Aim of the project is the preparation of measures to adapt to the society and economy, the potential impacts of ongoing climate change in terms of regional development in Slovakia and a review of adaptation measures in terms of regional development.
Slovakia Details
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