European cooperation in seismology by mercy2beans119

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									 European cooperation in
       seismology

•EC FP6
•EC FP7
•ESFRI
•Others
•Comments
             EC FP6 2003-2006
- Emphasis on large-scale integrated projects (IP, NE, I3) and
free circulation of researchers (MC, RTN)
- Little room for traditional small bottom-up research projects
- Clear selection process, with thresholds
- High administration overhead

• SPICE – RTN on seismic wave propagation, 14p
• LESSLOSS – IP on earthquake eng. + eng. seism., 46 p
• SAFER – small IP on seismic early warning, 25p
• TRANSFER – small IP on tsunami early warning, 33p
• NERIES – I3 seismic infrastructures, 25p
             EC FP7 2007-2013
Seven-year targeted program on four actions:
• Capacity – coordinated infrastructure programs

• Cooperation – small and large integrated research projects

• People – mobility of individual researchers and ITN

• Ideas – individual research projects evaluated by the newly
established European Research Council
                EC FP7 2007-2013
Capacity
- smaller contributions
- partly pre-defined
- high selection thresholds

2008 under selection
• INCREASE – 2008, early-warning infrastructures (low grade)
• Earthquake Eng. Infrastructures (predefined, high grade)

2009: e-infrastructure call (July 2008)

2009: I3 NERIES-2 + INCREASE

2010: I3 EPOS
              EC FP7 2007-2013
People
- individual researchers and ITN
- oversubscribed, very low chance

2007
• ITN Earth&Me, Quest-II, Seistrain – all rejected

2008
• ITN Earth&Me, Quest-II, Seistrain – resubmission in Sept
                 EC FP7 2007-2013
Cooperation
- overall program priorities defined for the 7-year period
- individual calls defined every year on the basis of national priorities and
domain lobbying
- no chance for bottom-up small projects
- small (<3.5M) and large (<7M) projects

2008 under negotiation
• SHARE – Seismic hazard harmonization, 18p

2009 (call July 2008)
• Earthquake Observatories (GEO/GMES)
• Seismic vulnerability (earthquake eng.)
• GEISER – induced seismicity in geothermal systems (energy call)

2010 (call preparation spring 2009)
• Earthquake preparation and warning
                         ESFRI
- European Strategy for Research Infrastructures
- Inter-governmental organization, 26 European countries,
with the goal of establishing a common roadmap for major RI
- No own budget, European RI in the range 40-1000MEuro
- Roadmap 2006: 35 RI
- Roadmap 2008 selects 2 new ENV RI, including EPOS


EPOS: European Plate Observing System
• 30-year program for geophysical monitoring of the Euro-
Mediterranean region, based on coordination of national
efforts and cyber-infrastructures
• 700 Meuro budget
              Other frameworks
• Planetary seismology
• Marine seismology
• NEAMTWS
• Licensing for nuclear industry and critical infrastructures
• CTBT
• ESF Topo-Europe
• LISA – Large Interferometry Space Antenna
• GEM – OECD Global Earthquake Model
                     Comments
• In FP7, lobbying and project leadership is mostly done by
seismic infrastructure and services. Few centers and
individuals dominate the EC agenda.
• Increasing participation of individual researchers in EC
projects, but not enough.
•Service requires more and more input from research
•Research needs long-term sustained application of new tools
• Key role of ORFEUS and EMSC
• We need a permanent scientific network, bringing together
the key research institutions on a common research agenda
of multi-partner projects, to be started on national funding

								
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