Funding Organisation: BMLFUW (Austria), OVAM (Flanders), ADEME (France), UBA in collaboration with
Projekttraeger Juelich(Germany), SKB (Netherlands), Naturvårdsverket (Sweden),The Environment Agency of England and Wales (UK)
Country of origin: EU Projects
What type of research is funded? Applied, Basic
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)?
Total budget: 0.7 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme: 10-100%
Programme start year: 2006
Duration of programme: on going
Programme open for funding of international participation: Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects: No
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
The projects should focus on (at least) one of these 4 different topics
1. Principles of Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution,
2. Soil System Processes,
3. Tools for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution, and
4. Application of Science & Technology.
Applicants may focus their efforts at the traditional contaminated land site scale (encouraging
sustainable approaches to remediation), or at the wider geographical and temporal scale
(improving knowledge of the behaviour of contaminants as required for the management of
The projects should focus on (at least) one of these 4 different topics 1. Principles of
Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution, 2. Soil System Processes, 3.
Tools for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution, and 4. Application of
SNOWMAN possesses a total budget of approx. € 700 k, with a maximum of € 100 k from
each partner country. The research projects financed under this call must be limited to a total
duration of 12 months. The Call Steering Committee will strive to arrange a balanced
portfolio of funded projects covering all the topic areas.
The call is open to legal entities eligible to participate in the RTD programmes run by the
SNOWMAN research funders. Participants should build a trans-national research consortium
involving at least two independent legal entities from at least two of the SNOWMAN partner
countries listed below. A consortium agreement should be established before the projects
Submission to SNOWMAN will involve a single stage application, followed by an eligibility
check, and a two stage evaluation process of fundability and scientific quality and relevance.
The scientific quality and relevance will be evaluated by a peer review panel of international
Funding for the co-ordinated call will be subdivided into national contributions, financed by
national funding organisations and based on their own existing funding rules. Contracts for
successful applications will be placed between the research partners and their national
funding organisation. Further information on funding conditions is available from the
organisations mentioned in the table below.
Significant focus within each project should be given to dissemination and information
exchange to share European experiences within the upcoming projects. Each project
proposal should contain well thought out and detailed dissemination plans which will include
the usage of the EUGRIS information system.
An Applicants Guide, presenting detailed information about the requirements for participants
in this trans-national call has been prepared. The respective document, together with the
Application Form necessary for proposers, can be downloaded from the SNOWMAN
This call will be opened in all SNOWMAN partner countries within a limited time period of
three months: 01 December 2006 – 28 February 2007 at 17 hours. Applications should be
addressed to the SNOWMAN Secretariat and being submitted in hard copy form, enclosing
two signed copies of the documents and a parallel electronic copy on CD-ROM (pdf
Results of the selection process will be made known by the SNOWMAN Secretariat via the
Please look at the applicants guide availabe on the webpage mentioned below!
Projects Supported by this Programme:
IOPSIM (Im)mobilization of organic pollutants by soil constituents in the soil/groundwater system - Strategies for innovative management
PACMAN Assessment and Management of polar PACs in Contaminated soils and Remedial processes.
Balance 4P Balancing decisions for urban brownfield regeneration - people, planet, profit and processes
Rejuvenate Crop Based Systems for Sustainable Risk Based Land Management for Economically Marginal Degraded Areas
IMAGH Enhanced knowledge in mercury fate and transport for improved management of Hg soil contamination
ENACT Extending the Monitored Natural Attenuation Toolbox for Chlorinated Solvents
MUSA Integrating Multiple Scale Impact Assessment on Ecosystems for Contaminated Land Management
SNOWMAN-MCA Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of remediation alternatives to access their overall impact and cost/benefit, with focus on soil function (ecosystem services and goods) and sustainability
PERSPEC Perspectives on mobilisation of prioritised contaminants in soil
PERSPEC SNOWMAN - PERSPEC: Perspectives on mobilisation of prioritised
contaminants in soil.
SUMATECS Sustainable management of trace element contaminated soils - Development of a decision tool system and its evaluation
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