Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
The main reference programme is the Research Innovation and Technology aimed at promoting the sustainable developement of the environment and its natural resources.
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The WASSERMed project has analyzed, through a multidisciplinary approach, the current and future hydrological balance in Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in terms of threats for the national and social security. This analysis included the determination of changes in average flows, frequency and size of extreme precipitation events, runoff, water balance at groundwater level, as well as social and economic factors such as changes in touristic...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Currently, there is an increasing worldwide need for products and services which are qualified in terms of environmental sustainability. This need can be satisfied if environmental impact considerations become an integral part of the product design process. Decisions made during the design phase of a product can have a significant effect on the product’s environmental impact. It is estimated that 80% percent of the environmental impact of a product is determined during...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Why (scientific) knowledge on natural hazards, especially that acquired in recent decades, did not turn  into effective prevention policies and strategies, able to reduce damages and victims? The Know-4-drr project tried to answer this question, immediately pointing out that it is not actually required to transfer knowledge from one context (the scientific one) to another (the government and public administration context), but rather to understand what are the...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The problem of deterioration of heritage materials has become increasingly urgent due to: the increase of weathering caused by climate change and atmospheric pollution (as studied in several European Projects  as for VIDRIO, Teach and NOAH’S ARK); the current use of inappropriate commercial products and their fast deterioration; the need of a more sustainable management of the built heritage. Therefore, there is the demand to improve the current...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION CLIM-RUN Project (2011 – 2014) is aimed mainly at the developing of a communication protocol by which climate information has been transferred from the researchers to the stakeholders in order to develop suitable climate informed decisions. CLIM-RUN Project developed a protocol for applying new methodologies and improved modeling and downscaling tools for the provision of adequate climate information at regional and local scale that is relevant to and usable by...