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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
RPV MD 2007-2011 Support to the sustainable transport development (Podpora realizace udržitelného rozvoje dopravy)
The research programme for the period 2007-2011 in the area of the transport was called by the  Ministry of (...)

The research programme for the period 2007-2011 in the area of the transport was called by the  Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic (MD).
The programme is structured into 4 subprogrammes:

1. Improving safety and reducing the negative effects
transport on health and the environment
2. Development of infrastructure and transport service territory
3. Development of intermodal and multimodal transport
4. Telematic and information tools for implementing transport policy

The overall objectives of the programme are
- to develop and test the new technical and technological standards and means for safer transport to achieve target decrease social lose
- to develop common metods and tools for quantification social additional costs (externality) transport modes impact inb Czech republic
-to create metods and legal frames for harmonization the conditions between transport mode under the planning of the development transport infrastructure
-to propose the standards of technical and organization linkage with public transport systems and their legal frams-to propose the systems of roles for the public logistic centre(terminal)- intermodals and multimodals transport system of the goods
-to propose system City logistic roles at the city and industrial areas
-to develop the publictelematic and informational systems for planing, organization and operational transport system service
- to find theoretical resource for the creation of the tools for efficient planning and investment to the transport infrastructure development
Czech Republic 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

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
  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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