The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) between Canada, the European Union and the United States was launched by the signatories of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation in May 2013. The AORA intend to advance the shared vision of an Atlantic Ocean that is healthy, resilient, safe, productive, understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity and security of the present and future generations.
AtlantOS is a BG 8 (Developing in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observations for a better management and sustainable exploitation of the maritime resources) research and innovation project that proposes the integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic, considering European as well as non-European partners.
ATLAS will provide essential new knowledge of deep ocean ecosystems in the North Atlantic. This ambitious project will explore the world of deep-sea habitats (200-2000 m) where the greatest gaps in our understanding lie and certain populations and ecosystems are under pressure. The four overarching objectives of ATLAS are to:
1. Advance our understanding of deep Atlantic marine ecosystems and populations;
2. Improve our capacity to monitor, model and predict shifts in deep-water ecosystems and populations;
3. Transform new data, tools and understanding into effective ocean governance;
4. Scenario-test and develop science-led, cost-effective adaptive management strategies that stimulate Blue Growth.
Faced with a changing climate, businesses, policy makers, and local communities need to access reliable weather and climate information to safeguard human health, wellbeing, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. In response to these challenges, the Blue-Action project was set up in 2016. Blue-Action is a H2020 project, funded under the BG10 call (Impact of Arctic changes on the weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere) which provides fundamental and empirically-grounded, executable science that quantifies and explains the role of a changing Arctic in increasing predictive capability of weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere. To achieve this Blue-Action takes a transdisciplinary approach, bridging scientific understanding within Arctic climate, weather and risk management research, with key stakeholder knowledge of the impacts of climatic weather extremes and hazardous events; leading to the co-design of better services.
DISCOVERY has been designed to support dialogues between Europe and North America (both the US and Canada) and to foster cooperation in collaborative ICT Research and Innovation. DISCOVERY is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. DISCOVERY was launched on 1st January, 2016 and has implemented a range of activities to achieve its mission. Alongside the organization of the ICT Discovery Labs and capacity-building workshops, to promote bi-regional collaboration in ICT priority areas of strategic interest, the cornerstone of the DISCOVERY project is the Transatlantic ICT Forum.
The EU-NCL aims at fostering innovation in Nanomedicine by providing access to state of the art full characterisation of nanomaterials intended for medical applications, developed by public labs, spin–offs and innovative SMEs. The EU-NCL shall also serve as a European knowledge base for researchers and industry ensuring that European knowledge is documented in Europe for the benefit of the European economy, healthcare systems and patients.
EU-PolarNet's ambition is to connect science with society and to support the European Commission in polar related questions and topics. EU-PolarNet aims to improve co-ordination between EU member polar research institutions, building on existing networks to create a resource-orientated infrastructure access and usage plan. This plan would allow for the co-ordination of data and infrastructure between all the partner organisations. The project will develop an integrated EU Polar research programme by identifying short and long-term scientific needs and optimising the use of co-ordinated Polar infrastructure for multi-platform science missions whilst fostering trans-disciplinary collaboration on Polar research. EU-PolarNet will also create and sustain ongoing dialogue and co-operation with Polar stakeholders by supporting meaningful interaction to shape future research, exchange key information and foster joint involvement.
The Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) is focused on finding new ways to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We will be obtaining kidney tissues from individuals volunteering to participate in KPMP. The tissue will be analyzed in an effort to redefine kidney disease in molecular terms and identify novel targeted therapies. The network will develop state-of-the-art methods to obtain and analyze these biopsies, linking information on cellular programs with kidney structure. We are also developing the next generation of software tools to visualize and understand the various components of these devastating diseases.
METASPACE projects is focused on the rapidly developing area of spatial metabolomics, in particular, by using imaging mass spectrometry. METASPACE aims to develop computational methods for molecular identification and interpretation of imaging mass spectrometry data and implement them using high-performance cloud computing technologies.
The project PICASSO “ICT Policy, Research and Innovation for a Smart Society: towards new avenues in EU-US ICT collaboration“, funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, brings together EU and US prominent specialists with the aim of reinforcing EU-US ICT collaboration in pre-competitive research in key enabling technologies related to societal challenges of common interest – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems – and to support the EU-US ICT policy dialogue.
The RADAR-CNS project aims to develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The key goal of the project is to improve patients’ symptoms and quality of life and also to change how these and other chronic disorders are treated.
RRI-Practice is a 3-year project under Horizon 2020. Its aim is to understand the barriers and drivers to the successful implementation of RRI both in European and global contexts; to promote reflection on organisational structures and cultures of research conducting and research funding organisations; and to identify and support best practices to facilitate the uptake of RRI in organisations and research programmes. The project will review RRI related work in 22 research conducting and research funding organisations and will develop RRI Outlooks outlining RRI objectives, targets and indicators for each organisation.
The main objective is to accomplish researches and innovation actions to improve the prevention, early detection and control of Xylella Fastidiosa under different phytosanitary conditions (EU Implementing Decision 789/2015: “pest-free areas”, “buffer zones” and “infected zones”); and maximize the impacts of the EU research programs by ensuring coordination and integration amongst research groups and networks with long lasting experience and/or involved in ongoing international research programs on Xf.