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 Fossil fuels taken as a whole represent more than 85% of the world's primary energy sources. However the exploitation of these fuels is not without problems, considering their limited availability, also in geographical terms, changes in their price in function of various and unpredictable causes and, from the environmental point of view, the greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, in the Mediterranean countries there is a large availability of residues,...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The ACCENT-Plus project is the ideal continuation of the ACCENT Network of Excellence funded by FP6, operating from 2004 to 2009, which helped structure the European scientific community in the field of atmospheric sciences, atmospheric composition change and its effects on air quality, climate change and human health. ACCENT-Plus, which has maintained the same acronym and logo to emphasize the strong continuity between the two projects, has extended the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of the EGIDA project was to promote the activities of the GEO intergovernmental initiative (Group on Earth Observation) by stimulating the involvement of an increasing number of stakeholders and users of scientific and technological communities (research centers, national and international agencies, companies) in accessing and supplying data and information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), as well as in the...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ability to manage risk in coastal areas and the need to increase resilience to erosion and coastal flooding require a holistic, participatory and interdisciplinary approach. The solutions developed by specialists have to be contextualized in the local communities, considering the economic, social and cultural conditions, and take into account the average rise of the sea and the effects of climate change. In this perspective the THESEUS project aimed at making...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Having data and observations on the carbon cycle and other greenhouse gases, such as methane (CH4), is becoming increasingly important to understand the current situation, predict future trends (including possible consequences), propose and implement mitigation measures necessary to reduce emissions or increase absorptions and limit their consequences through adaptation to climate change. Despite the recent and important progress, many uncertainties still remain in the...
  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   LIMITS was a 3-year research project, which was attended by 10 partners from Europe, China, India and to which research centers from the United States and Japan collaborated. The goal of the LIMITS project was to identify mitigation strategies at the global level, focusing on the actions needed by the major economies to reach the goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 2°C. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our...
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...