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

ICT-ENSURE Information System on Research Programmes in the Field of ICT for Environmental Sustainability ICT-ENSURE Information System on Research Programmes in the Field of ICT for Environmental Sustainability European Commission: ICT for Sustainable Growth European Commission CORDIS Seventh Framework Programme KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Graz University of Technology, Knowledge Management Institute International Society for Environmental Protection
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Sustainability Field 3.4.3
Management of Risks to the Environment

Programmes assigned to this field

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
QUEST Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System)
QUEST's primary objective is a better qualitative and quantitative understanding of large-scale processes and interactions in the Earth system, (...)
QUEST's primary objective is a better qualitative and quantitative understanding of large-scale processes and interactions in the Earth system, especially the interactions among biological, physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, ocean and land, and their implications for human activities.
This objective encompasses various time scales.
Geological time scales The programme is especially, but not exclusively, examining the past 100,000 to 1,000,000 years. Palaeoenvironmental observations will help us understand the natural dynamics of the Earth system (on which anthropogenic perturbations are superimposed), and the complex way the Earth system responds to change.
The contemporary era (the present and the past 10-100 years) During this time, direct observations and high-resolution reconstructions have made us increasingly aware of human influences on the Earth system.
The future (the next 100+ years) The programme will consider how responding to and mitigating anthropogenic changes in the environment will affect people. This will take a global perspective.
Additional aims
Quest's research will be relevant to policymakers, so the programme will also establish links with UK stakeholders within and outside government.
The programme aims to build new and lasting collaborations among the UK researchers and institutions (and their international counterparts) engaged in the different disciplines that contribute to Earth system science. Quest will especially, but not exclusively, encourage collaborations between researchers who have NERC funding.
Quest will build effective channels of communication between UK policy makers and scientists engaged in Earth system science.
Targets
The programme will produce improved global process-based dynamic models of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and their interactions with the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean. The models will be given a 'benchmark' evaluation against a wide range of in situ and remotely sensed observations, and data from field experiments on land and at sea.
Quest will produce hierarchy of Earth system models of differing complexity, including physical, biological and chemical components, representations of human land and ocean resource use, and the means to interface with models of human processes, such as land use and trade in agricultural and forest products.
Quest and its international partners will develop an Earth system Atlas offering researchers 'one-stop shopping' for high-quality, peer-reviewed and properly documented global data sets of important Earth System variables. These will include palaeoenvironmental observations and socio-economic variables. The Atlas will offer well-synthesized information for a wide audience.
Policy
Quest will synthesize existing and new science addressing the topics above and related questions. The programme will give policy makers information about the likely consequences of different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios for the human environment during the twenty-first century.
Published science
QUEST science will produce influential international publications on Earth System Science topics including, but not limited to:
the pattern, mechanisms and prognosis for land and ocean uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide
the causes of glacial-interglacial cycles of greenhouse gases, as recorded in Antarctic ice cores
how global environmental changes might affect the sustainability of terrestrial and marine ecosystem goods and services.
United Kingdom Details
UKPopNet UK Population Biology Network (UK Population Biology Network)
UKPopNet is a network of institutions founded by the universities of Aberdeen, East Anglia, Leeds, Sheffield and York, together with NERC's Centre (...)
UKPopNet is a network of institutions founded by the universities of Aberdeen, East Anglia, Leeds, Sheffield and York, together with NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. It encompasses scientists, policy makers and practitioners tackling major environmental problems.
United Kingdom Details

Projects assigned to this field

  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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