'Project of the Month' Archive 2008-2011

This section features the incrEAST 'Projects of the Month' of the years 2008-2011.
  • | Project of the Month - December 2011

    SeaDataNet: Pan-European infrastructure for ocean and marine data management

    The overall objective of the SeaDataNet project is the upgrade the present SeaDataNet infrastructure into an operationally robust and state-of-the-art Pan-European infrastructure for providing up-to-date and high quality access to ocean and marine metadata, data and data products originating from data acquisition activities by all engaged coastal states, by setting, adopting and promoting common data management standards and by realising technical and semantic interoperability with other relevant data management systems and initiatives on behalf of science, environmental management, policy making, and economy.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1296.php)
  • | Project of the Month - November 2011

    Idealist2014 – Trans-national cooperation among ICT NCPs

    The main objective of Idealist2014 is reinforcing the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for ICT under FP7, by promoting further trans-national cooperation within this network. This cooperation will not be reduced to only ICT NCPs but also a degree of collaboration and networking with similar networks in parallel themes (Security, SSH, ENV, Transport, Energy, Health,etc) especially in the context of joint/coordinated or PPP calls will be covered.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1257.php)
  • | Project of the Month - October 2011

    Climate change and biodiversity patterns in the Mid-Paleozoic (Early Devonian to Early Carboniferous) UNESCO/ IGCP 596

    The primary goal of the project is to assess the intensity of climate change and biodiversity response of the Mid Paleozoic in marine and terrestrial sequences. MPBCC is a project within the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Geoscience in the service of society. The IGCP is a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1238.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2011

    enviroGRIDS - Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchment Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development

    The Black Sea Catchment is internationally known as one of ecologically unsustainable development and inadequate resource management, which has led to severe environmental, social and economic problems. The EnviroGRIDS project addresses these issues by bringing several emerging information technologies that are revolutionizing the way we are able to observe our planet. The Group on Earth Observation Systems of Systems (GEOSS) is building a data-driven view of our planet that feeds into models and scenarios to explore our past, present and future.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1208.php)
  • | Project of the Month - August 2011

    SOLO - Epidemiological Studies of Exposed Southern Urals Populations

    SOLO is a four year integrated, multi-disciplinary project to investigate the risks of radiation exposure. It involves dosimetrists, operational health physicists, statisticians and epidemiologists from nine institutions in the EU, Russian Federation and the USA. The project will study the health of two key radiation exposed populations from the Southern Urals of the Russian Federation. The aim is to derive better estimates of the risks of cancer and some non-cancer diseases from long term exposure to ionising radiation.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1200.php)
  • | Project of the Month - July 2011

    The EU-EECA ICT cluster’s Help-Desk – a tool to support participation in the ICT theme of FP7

    The EECA ICT cluster is an initiative supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme area of FP7. It unites 3 complementary support actions (ISTOK-SOYUZ, SCUBE-ICT and EXTEND) that share common objectives and deploy within 2009-2011 a wide range of activities in the EECA aiming to increase awareness on EU-funded research activities, improve visibility of ICT R&D organizations and specialists from EECA on the European arena and stimulate collaboration with their EU counterparts, as well as to support the policy dialogue between the EU and EECA, contributing to the setting up of joint initiatives enhancing their ICT R&D collaboration.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1179.php)
  • | Project of the Month - June 2011

    SEOCA - GEO capacity building initiative in Central Asia

    Central Asia is an important European partner facing critical environmental challenges. Possessing certain experiences and capabilities of Earth Observation (EO) data application for solving environmental, economic, societal and other problems, this region is better prepared for the uptake of GEOSS technologies than many other clusters of developing countries. The goal of SEOCA is to promote European GEO-techlogies in the region of Central Asia as a platform solution for the regional development challenges. The project intends to take a significant step towards deeper integration of organisations from Central Asia into the activities of GEO.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1167.php)
  • | Project of the Month - May 2011

    LCOIR-UA: Low-Carbon Opportunities for Industrial Regions of Ukraine

    Ukraine is the world 7th country in CO2 emissions, and more than 70% of these emissions come from the energy sector, mainly using the local coal. Other industries such as metallurgy, coal mining and chemical productions are also huge consumers of coal-based energy. An additional factor are the thermal power plants, whose old equipment was not adapted to less emitting technologies – clean coal technologies (CCT) and carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS). In view of this, the project aims at increasing awareness on these challenges, thus preparing the ground for the implementation of CCT and CCS technologies in Eastern Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1156.php)
  • | Project of the Month - April 2011


    BIO CIRCLE aims at increasing the participation of researchers from outside Europe in research projects under the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology theme of the 7th Framework Programme. Among others the consortium includes partners from Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1140.php)
  • | Project of the Month - March 2011

    MOLD-ERA - Preparation for Moldova's integration into the European Research Area and into the Community R&D Framework Programs on the basis of scientific excellence

    MOLD-ERA is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the EU under FP7 for 30 months from 1st November 2010. It brings together partners from the UK, Germany, Israel and Republic of Moldova, being the first project to be coordinated by Republic of Moldova in the framework of the ERA-WIDE activity.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1104.php)
  • | Project of the Month - February 2011

    AERO-UKRAINE: "Stimulating Ukraine - EU Aeronautics Research Co-operation"

    Ukraine has a proud heritage in aeronautics dating from the Soviet era. It is one of the few countries in the world to have research, engineering and production capabilities across a wide range of aeronautics technologies. Despite these strengths, the participation of Ukrainian aeronautics actors in the EC’s past framework programmes has been low. Consequently, the main aim of AERO-UKRAINE is to facilitate research co-operation between aeronautics actors from the EU and Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1083.php)
  • | Project of the Month - January 2011

    SEMIDEC: "Stimulating Semiconductor Design Cooperation between Europe and Russia"

    SEMIDEC is an ambitious Support Action project aimed at stimulating cooperation in the design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems between Europe and Russia, in order to support Europe’s leading position in integrated circuit product innovation. Consequently, SEMIDEC aims to develop cooperation in semiconductor design methods and tools that are relevant to the research priorities identified in the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2009 and ENIAC Strategic Research Agenda 2007.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1072.php)
  • | Project of the Month - December 2010

    Bioliquids-CHP: Engine and turbine combustion for combined heat and power production

    The aim of the Bioliquids-CHP project is to adapt a diesel engine and a micro gas turbine to enable the combustion of various bio-liquids including pyrolysis oils and blends. The project also aims at upgrading such oils to make them easier to use in engines and at developing catalysts and a system for NOx removal from diesel engine exhaust gases.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1063.php)
  • | Project of the Month - November 2010

    EU-RU.NET - Linking R&D Strategies, Foresight and Stimulation of EU-Russia Cooperation in Nanoelectronics Technology

    Leading research centres of Belgium (IMEC), France (CEA), Germany (Fraunhofer Society), and Italy (CNR) along with universities and research centres in Moscow (Lomonosov State University and MIKRON JSC), St Petersburg (Academic University Nanotechnology Research Education Centre RAS and the Electrotechnical University ETU), and RAS institutes in Novosibirsk and Ulan-Ude, have created within this FP7 Coordination and Support Action Project networks aiming at strengthening the EU-Russia cooperation in Nanoelectronics.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1037.php)
  • | Project of the Month - October 2010

    ENRI-East – Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities

    The ENRI-East Project – "Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: Nations between States along the New Eastern Borders of the European Union" is an FP7-SSH collaborative research project, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (2008-2011). This international research project is dedicated to the study of socio-ethnic identities in Eastern European countries. By and large, this is a pilot scientific effort: no study like that has been ever done before in terms of its geographical coverage, thematic scope as well as variety of research tools and methods.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1017.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2010


    The goal of the ACQWA project (Assessing Climate impacts on the Quality and the quantity of WAter) is to quantify how water resources in vulnerable mountain regions, particularly those where snow and ice is a major control on runoff, may change in a warming climate. The project further aims to assess how shifts in water amount and seasonality may affect key economic actors such as agriculture, energy, tourism or mining, and how potential rivalries between these actors may be alleviated through improved water governance.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/1006.php)
  • | Project of the Month - August 2010


    The project BILAT-RUS aims at contributing to the sustainable implementation of the Common Space on Research, Education and Culture between the EU and Russia and at further strengthening the participation of Russia in Community programmes - most prominently the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/986.php)
  • | Project of the Month - July 2010

    IncoNet CA/SC - S&T International Cooperation Network for Central Asian and South Caucasus Countries

    IncoNet CA/SC addresses the countries of Central Asia (CA) and the South Caucasus (SC) as well as Moldova (MO). The project aims to strengthen their policy dialogue with the EU and to promote science an technology cooperation between the EU and the target regions. The project also benefits from the already ongoing IncoNet EECA project, expanding its activities with a specific focus on CA/SC and Moldova.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/952.php)
  • | Project of the Month - June 2010

    EECAlink - Promotion and facilitation of international cooperation with Eastern European and Central Asian Countries

    The EECAlink is a coordination action aimed at identification of common research priorities of the European Union and Eastern European and Central Asian countries (EECA) and strengthening collaboration among them. The project is financed by the Seventh Framework Programme (contract n°223359) under the Health priority theme. The coordinator is Prof. Stanislav Stipek from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. In total, the project unites 17 partners from 12 countries – Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/917.php)
  • | Project of the Month - May 2010

    Regional Research Network “Central Asian Water” (CAWa)

    From climate change to irrigation performance: In the frame of the project “Central Asian Water”(CAWa) scientists from Germany and Central Asia contribute to the development of the scientific basis for sustainable water management. The CAWa project is funded as part of the German Central Asia Water Initiative (also known as the Berlin Process) by the German Federal Foreign Office for the period 2008-2011.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/874.php)
  • | Project of the Month - April 2010

    HITT-CIS Health in Times of Transition

    The HITT-CIS Project – "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" is an FP7-Health collaborative research project, funded by EU-FP7 Programme (2009-2013). This is an international research project that will study, in detail, trends in population health and health policies in 10 countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/864.php)
  • | Project of the Month - March 2010


    The ACCESSRU Project - a special support action co-funded by the FP7 Capacities Specific Programme of the European Commission - was initiated by the eight partners from four countries. This project is part of a European programme entitled ACCESS4EU, which aims to disseminate and raise awareness among researchers and organisations from the EU Member Sates and Associated Countries on R&D opportunities offered by national research and innovation programmes in third countries, namely Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the United States of America.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/817.php)
  • | Project of the Month - February 2010

    D4S - Dialogue on Science for Sustainability

    Internationally coordinated research agendas are a must when it comes to finding sustainable solutions to the global challenges of our time. For this reason, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched a series of dialogues with key emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Bilateral events are being held under the title “Sustainable Solutions – Science for Sustainability” (D4S). The objective is to establish the foundations for longterm, strategic partnerships in research for sustainability.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/808.php)
  • | Project of the Month - January 2010


    The goal of the recently started support action E-URAL (European Union and Russia Link for S&T cooperation in the area of environment) is to improve the quantity and quality of the participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme of the EU FP7.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/790.php)
  • | Project of the Month - December 2009


    The main objective of the CEUBIOM (Classification of European Biomass Potential for Bioenergy Using Terrestrial and Earth Observations) project is to develop a common methodology for gathering information on biomass potential using terrestrial and earth observations. This objective will be achieved by the implementation of a systematic assessment work plan and will result in the establishment of a harmonised approach and an e-training tool for dissemination.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/766.php)
  • | Project of the Month - November 2009


    SCUBE-ICT is an innovative EU funded project, which started on January 2009 and will last until December 2010. It aims to upgrade the cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) between European Union, Belarus and Ukraine in key areas of mutual interest in order to create substantial socio-economic benefits in all three regions.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/739.php)
  • | Project of the Month - October 2009

    ICPC Nanonet

    ICPC Nanonet is a support action funded by the EU under FP7 for four years from 1st June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research, and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC).
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/728.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2009


    From an ancient trade route to a virtual highway: Co-founded by the Europe Aid Cooperation Office (AIDCO) for the period from 2009 to 2011, the CAREN project aims to establish a high-capacity, yet cost-effective, regional data-communications network for research and education in Central Asia. It sets out to provide broadband to about one million researchers, students and faculty at over 200 universities and research institutions in the countries dotted along the old Silk Road.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/694.php)
  • | Project of the Month - August 2009

    Biomass Energy Europe - BEE

    The objective of the BEE project is to harmonise biomass resource assessments, focusing on the availability of biomass for energy in Europe and its neighbouring countries. This harmonisation will improve consistency, accuracy and reliability of biomass assessments, which can serve the planning of a transition to renewable energy in the European Union.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/650.php)
  • | Project of the Month - July 2009


    The ISTOK-SOYUZ Project – a special support action co-funded by the FP7 ICT programme of the European Commission – was initiated by the eight partners from seven countries. Based on the sound outcomes and lessons learnt of ISTOK.Ru project (www.istok-ru.eu) implemented in Russia in 2006-2008, the ISTOK-SOYUZ project will expand this experience to the Eastern Europe & Central Asia countries, identifying and promoting visibility of mutual RTD potential and collaboration opportunities.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/576.php)
  • | Project of the Month - June 2009


    Spatial‐economic‐ecological model for the assessment of sustainability policies of the Russian Federation – is a sound scientific support for formulating sustainability policies with the focus on a balanced integration between social, economic and environmental policy objectives.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/524.php)
  • | Project of the Month - May 2009


    NET4SOCIETY, Trans-national co-operation among National Contact Points for Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities, is a project funded by the European Commission under Theme 8, Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) in the Seventh Framework Programme. Official start was February 1, 2008. Declared aim of NET4SOCIETY: build a powerful network of best-informed National Contact Points for the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities to offer best services to the SSH research community. As yet, 41 countries are involved in NET4SOCIETY: the EU27, associated and non-EU countries.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/514.php)
  • | Project of the Month - April 2009

    ERA.Net RUS - Linking Russia to the ERA: Coordination of MS/ AC S&T programmes towards and with Russia

    ERA.Net RUS, which is a project funded within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, was officially launched on 11-12 February in Vienna. The project aims to increase the cooperation and coordination of research programmes carried out at national or regional level in the Member States and Associated States towards and with Russia.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/504.php)
  • | Project of the Month - March 2009

    The FP7 EXTEND project started

    On January 22-23 2009 the European project EXTEND (Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus), was launched in Athens, Greece, attended by 15 participants from 8 partner-countries. The EXTEND project is a Specific Support Action and is financed by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development of the European Commission.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/471.php)
  • | Project of the Month - February 2009

    Project „LinKAGE“– Scientific Links between Kazakhstan and Germany– Kazakhstan is on the “Path to Europe”

    After the meetings with the Kazakh leading scientists in November 2008 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the research and consulting group innowise GmbH has started the match-making with the German research institutions for joint projects in national and in European research programs. Fields of cooperation include biotechnology, medicine, geo-technology, chemistry, catalysis research and nanotechnology. The project “LinKAGE” intends to establish and to extend scientific links between German and Kazakh research institutions and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/452.php)
  • | Project of the Month - January 2009

    Black Sea Interconnection

    Black Sea Interconnection (BSI) aims at building an international network infrastructure among research and education networks in the South Caucasus region and connecting it to the pan-European research network. The network will interconnect Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and also provide the connectivity for these countries to GÉANT2. The BSI project intends to introduce new technologies and services to the Information Society in those countries and be an important leap towards the integration of those countries scientific potential with the European Research Area.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/441.php)
  • | Project of the Month - December 2008


    The overall objective of RegionERA project is to open up scientific potential of Russian regions to European partners whereas specific aims are to create a regional information network for support of S/T cooperation between EU and Russian regions and extend the number of Russian participants in FP7 on all the thematic priorities.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/415.php)
  • | Project of the Month - November 2008


    RUSERA EXE, an FP6/ INCO-project, supports the development of strategic and lasting RTD partnerships between European and Russian researchers for mutual scientific benefit. More particularly, RUSERA EXE aims to provide support to a more effective use of the mechanisms available for EU-Russian RTD cooperation, enabling researchers to better exploit the opportunities available for setting up long lasting partnerships.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/374.php)
  • | Project of the Month - October 2008


    BONUS ERA-NET is a project with a full name BONUS for the Baltic Sea Science - Network of Funding Agencies. It is funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme during 2003 - 2008. It has the form of a consortium with 14 partners from all nine Baltic Sea countries. The project's aim is to build up a network of funding agencies and create conditions for a Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/345.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2008


    The field of biomaterials for biomedical applications has recently developed a major growth potential as demand for cardiovascular, orthopaedic, dental and other implant devices is tremendously increasing worldwide. Ageing of the European and worldwide populations will be a crucial challenge for the health-care providing sector in the 21st century. The INCOMAT endeavor was expecially motivated by problems concerning research/technology resources and capabilities in the Third Countries (Western Balkan or WBS and Newly Independent States or NIS) which have, to date, developed only regional networks.
    [more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/330.php)



  • Projects of the Month - Vol. 2

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    (printable compilation of all "Projects of the Month" July 2010 - September 2011) (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/POM_2011_for_web.pdf)

  • Projects of the Month - Vol. 1

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    (printable compilation of all "Projects of the Month" September 2008 - June 2010) (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/PoM_final1_Sept08_Jun10.pdf)

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