FP7 - Environmental Research - calls for proposals FP7-ENV-2008-1
and the joint call FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2
The evaluation results, including the Evaluation Summary Report, have
been communicated to applicants of submitted proposals in May 2008.
Accordingly, the representatives of EU Member States and Associated
States in the Environment Programme Committee have received similar
More than 400 proposals requesting close to €1.200 million have been
submitted to the FP7-ENV-2008-1 call. The FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2 joint
call received 35 proposals requesting an overall EC grant of €76 million.
The official selection procedures are currently on-going with the objective
of opening negotiations with retained projects in July 2008.
FP7 - Environmental Research - next call for proposals:
The publication of the next call for proposals, expected initially for July,
might be postponed to the beginning of September 2008. The deadline for
submitting proposals is currently maintained to January 2009.
The available budget is of about €200 million, distributed among 52
different topics for research.
FP7 - Amendments Guide for Grant Agreements
The set of available documents intended to provide guidance for practical
FP7 project implementation has been completed with the Amendments
Guide for FP7 Grant Agreements. The complete set of available guidance
documents can be obtained from the CORDIS server
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/find-doc_e ... :
Amendments Guide for FP7 Grant Agreements [PDF]
Guidance Notes on Audit Certification [PDF]
Guide for beneficiaries [PDF] Version: 2008-03-11
Guide to Financial Issues [PDF] Version:
Guide to IPR [PDF] Version: 2007-06-28
Checklist for the Consortium Agreement [PDF]
Negotiation Guidance Notes [PDF] Version:
2008-02-10 and Templates for Description of Work
Guidance notes on project reporting [PDF] Version:
- Template for periodic report
- Template for final report
- Templates for security research
Guidance notes on project technical review [PDF] Version:
AQUASTRESS: the Integrated Solution Support System (i3S) for
mitigating water stress
The i3S (say i-tripple-S) is a web-based application bringing together,
through the knowledge base, a wealth of information on test sites, options
and indicators, as output of the AQUASTRESS project. Simultaneously, a
number of tools is presented, several of which interact with the knowledge
bases. The tools support many of the activities required in a participatory
mitigation process, e.g. eliciting needs via the questionnaire tool,
developing common understanding through a gaming tool Splash! and
multi-criteria participatory decision support via AquaDT.
I3S does not provide the user with out-of–the box solutions. Much more, it
guides the user through a problem solving process, helping him by
providing information, knowledge and tools on the way.
The web site is now accessible and fully open to both the general public
and to the AQS members on http://i3s.aquastress.net/.
Additional information about the AQUASTRESS IP is available on the
project website: http://www.aquastress.net/
More specific information related to the Case Study Implementation
activities and progress are presented at
http://environ.chemeng.ntua.gr/aquastr ... with the aim of developing
integrated general guidelines of European added value.
The PLEIADeS project sustains water for food
This project addresses the efficient and sustainable use of water for food
production in water-scarce environments. It aims at improving the
technical, environmental and socio-economic performance of irrigation
schemes by means of a range of measures. Major technical innovation is
made possible by the comprehensive space-time coverage of Earth
observation (EO) data and the interactive networking/connecting
capabilities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). A set
of systems and services will be the basis for technical and social learning
that enables farmers to act responsibly by fine-tuning their on-farm
irrigation management in accordance with the river-basin water status and
A set of pilot Case Studies has been selected to represent a sample of
the wide range of conditions found in the European and Southern
Mediterranean and in Latin America, covering Portugal, Spain, Italy,
Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil.
After the intensification phase, the project is ready for the participatory
evaluation in the pilot Case Studies of the developed tools and
frameworks, as well as conducting dialogue and collaboration with
stakeholders and end-users. Major achievements of the last 6 months
consolidating the stakeholder analysis in several pilot areas and/by
establishing active collaboration between project team and
developing a beta version of global-SPIDER and local-SPIDER, with
implementation in most pilot areas (direct access button on
consolidating the library of EO methods (“EO portfolio”);
consolidating the frameworks for the assessment of irrigation
performance, environmental performance, socio-economic
performance, and for the social multi-criteria analysis and impact
assessment, including their implementation in several pilot areas;
consolidating campaign plans for all pilot areas and compilation of
datasets to feed into SPIDER (from preparatory field campaigns or
creating Pilot Stories for most pilot areas, using a variety of media
(video, multi-media, live storytelling). The first videos have been
published on YouTube (access through
http://es.youtube.com/pleiades8stories ... or direct access button on
EUGRIS - a free portal for soil and water information
EUGRIS (www.eugris.info) is purposefully designed and structured for land
and water managers, legislators, regulators and planners, consultants and
contractors, researchers, technology providers business and the public.
EUGRIS topics include brownfield regeneration, contaminated land
management, groundwater, sediments, diffuse pollution, and an increasing
content related to river basin management and soil thematic strategy
issues. This content is open to all, to use and to add to.
For further information, please contact:
Professor Paul Bardos or Dr Tony Chapman at r3 Environmental
Technology Ltd, UK.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Jörg Frauenstein, Umweltbundesamt, Germany
PUBLICATIONS and AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS
FP7 - Environmental research: A revised version of the catalogue of
projects is available:
The catalogue briefly presents the projects resulting from the
FP7-ENV-2007-1 call, including a short abstract, the partners involved and
the overall grant proposed by the Commission. As consequence of the
negotiations' cancellation with the project ATRON, the Commission
services have recently opened negotiations with the project 212781 iSoil.
A revised version of the catalogue destined to provide basic information on