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Develop your own Health Impact Assessment of air pollution

SPRING SCHOOL WEBINAR Develop your own Health Impact Assessment of air pollution

Dear colleagues and friends,

We’re pleased to send you this email to invite you to an exclusive Spring School webinar with internationally recognized experts and explaining how to evaluate the impact of air pollution and climate change on public health.

From April 23 to April 28, this one week webinar will offer participants an understanding of exposure evaluation, epidemiology and an integrated health impact assessment as well as a set of practical tools and skills.

Spring school webinar full program : http://indico.ictp.it/event/8343/ov...

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE. But PLACES ARE LIMITED. Priority will be given to participants having received this invitation and registered online before April 16th. For any questions, contact us at the following address : dmoisanATictp.fr To join us for this webinar, Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN...

Offre de thèse : Use of dual-polarization radar observations for very-short-term numerical weather prediction

There is an exciting opportunity for a full-time PhD studentship for three years within the French National Centre for Meteorological Research (CNRM, http://www.umr-cnrm.fr/?lang=en) in Toulouse, France, on the use of dual-polarization radar observations for very-short-term numerical weather prediction. Please find additional information below. Please feel free to forward this announcement to potential candidates.

PhD title : Use of dual-polarization radar observations for very-short-term numerical weather prediction CNRM (Météo-France, CNRS), Toulouse, France

Supervisors : Dr Olivier Caumont, Dr Clotilde Augros

Summary In the last years, significant efforts have been devoted world-wide to upgrade operational weather radar networks with a new technology called ’dual polarization’. Besides measuring the intensity and the displacement of precipitation, dual-polarization radars provide additional information about the characteristics of water and ice particles (hydrometeors) within the observed volume. In particular, it has been shown that specific signatures could be observed in distinctive parts of severe thunderstorms (e.g., KDP columns and ZDR arcs and columns). Concurrently, a new generation of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models with kilometre-scale horizontal resolutions and advanced representations of microphysics is making it possible to represent atmospheric processes at the convective scale with improved realism. The joint use of dual-polarization radars and high-resolution NWP models opens a new area of investigation with potential breakthroughs in terms of knowledge of the microphysics and dynamics of thunderstorms, as well as improvements in the nowcasting and short-term prediction of these hazardous weather systems. Indeed, the simulation of realistic radar observations might shed light on the unobserved processes that drive the evolution of thunderstorms. Besides, such simulations could be useful to create diagnostics of severe convection for nowcasting applications or to assimilate dual-polarization radar observations in NWP systems. The goal of the proposed PhD thesis is to leverage the concurrent availability of operational dual-polarization data and of state-of-the-art numerical modelling tools to improve the knowledge and very-short-term prediction of thunderstorms. More specifically, the following scientific questions will be addressed : Are the latest numerical models and their microphysical schemes able to reproduce dual-polarization signatures observed in thunderstorms ? Can these models help understand the underlying microphysical and dynamical processes responsible for these signatures ? To which extent are these signatures related to the severity of thunderstorms ? How can dual-polarization signatures help improve the nowcasting and short-term prediction of severe thunderstorms ? To answer these questions, dual-polarization radar observations from the French weather service will be analysed for severe convection cases. The dual-polarization signatures of thunderstorms will be characterized for each stage of their life cycles and related to their severity. For the same cases, convective-scale numerical simulations will be compared with dual-polarization observations. The ability of the numerical model and its radar simulator to represent dual-polarization signatures will be assessed. This should help identify deficiencies in the model (and more specifically its microphysical scheme) or in the radar simulator and suggest paths of improvements. The suggested changes in the microphysical scheme and the radar simulator will be implemented and evaluated via sensitivity studies.

Application details Applications are invited from domestic and international high-quality graduates able to start their PhD studies in October 2018. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in atmospheric physics, with a particular interest in severe weather. The candidate should be self-motivated, with strong research potential, good programming skills, and good oral and written communication skills.

The applications including a detailed resume, an academic transcript, a letter of reference from the M2 supervisor/engineering school, and the names of two references, must be sent to Dr Olivier Caumont (olivier.caumontATmeteo.fr) and Dr Clotilde Augros (clotilde.augrosATmeteo.fr) by May 13, 2018.

For further information or informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Olivier Caumont (olivier.caumontATmeteo.fr) and Dr Clotilde Augros (clotilde.augrosATmeteo.fr).

MISTRALS s’enrichit de 2 axes transverses

Voici le nouveau schéma d’organisation de MISTRALS, qui conserve ses programmes tout en s’enrichissant de 2 axes transverses, et d’une association forte avec MedeCC.

MISTRALS est actuellement organisé en six programmes de recherche centrés sur les questions scientifiques ci-dessus et deux actions transverses focalisées sur l’apport pluridisciplinaire des recherches pour étudier les impacts du changement climatique et des modifications environnementales sur l’habitabilité du bassin méditerranéen. Le réseau d’experts MedECC est en charge des liens science-société.

MISTRALS is currently structured with 6 research programs centered on the main scientific questions above and two transverse actions focused on the benefit of these interdisciplinary researches to study the impacts of climate and environmental changes on the livability of the Mediterranean region. As said before, MedECC facilitates science-society interactions.

16th EGU-Plinius conference on Mediterranean risks

The 16th EGU-Plinius conference on Mediterranean risks will take place in Montpellier, France, on October 9-12, 2018.

The objective of this 2018 EGU topical conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on our current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks, such as heavy rainfall events, strong winds, sea surges, floods and landslides. This will be achieved by bringing together scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, sociology, engineering, but also governmental or private risk management actors.

This conference will also provide a meeting venue for ongoing international initiatives and projects, which seek better ways to investigate or cope with Mediterranean risks. In this context, 2 sessions are co-organized with the MISTRALS/HYMEX research program. The active participation of early career scientists will be encouraged via reduced participation fees and awards for best oral and poster presentations.

The abstract submission deadline is April 20, 2018. The abstract should be submitted online on the conference website : https://meetings.copernicus.org/pli...

Topics :
- Heavy rainfall : dynamical and statistical modelling, climate change impacts
- Floods and flash floods modelling and forecasting
- Societal impacts of Mediterranean storms and integrated approaches
- Advances in remote sensing methods for hydro-meteorological risk monitoring
- Mediterranean storms : diagnostic, meteorological modelling and forecasting
- Probabilistic forecasting of Mediterranean storms : optimization of information content and dissemination to the public

11th HyMeX Workshop

The 11th HyMeX workshop will take place from Tuesday 29 May to Saturday 2 June 2018 in Lecce, Italy, at the Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi (www.grandhoteltiziano.it). It is organized by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (ISAC-CNR) in collaboration with the University of Salento and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).

The general objectives of the HyMeX workshops are to present and discuss recent scientific progresses in the understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle, from multiscale and multidisciplinary approaches, and to foster further collaborations within the HyMeX community.

The workshop programme will consist in plenary and parallel sessions, both oral and poster, with an open call for contributions on the HyMeX science topics, meetings of the Science Teams, as well as meetings for the preparation of the field campaigns of the next three years.

Deadline for registration/booking > 07 May 2018

https://www.hymex.org/?page=workshops

Lancement de 4 nouveaux programmes « Make Our Planet Great Again »

4 nouveaux programmes de financement vont être lancés dans le cadre de l’initiative « Make Our Planet Great Again », associant Campus France.

Lancée le 2 juin 2017 par le Président de la République, l’initiative « Make Our Planet Great Again » a permis de recueillir 11 000 messages de la part d’étudiants, de chercheurs, d’enseignants, d’entrepreneurs et de dirigeants d’ONG. A ce jour, plus de 5 000 messages ont été reçus dans les catégories « étudiant » et « chercheur ». Ces candidatures proviennent d’une centaine de pays et majoritairement des Etats-Unis (61%). Elles sont très largement orientées vers les domaines de l’énergie, des écosystèmes, de l’atmosphère et de l’océanographie.

Outre le programme dédié aux chercheurs en long séjour, coordonné par le MESRI et mis en œuvre par le CNRS et l’ANR et qui a permis de sélectionner déjà 18 chercheurs, j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer le lancement de quatre nouveaux programmes labellisés « Make Our Planet Great Again », coordonnés par Campus France et financés par le ministère de l’Europe et des affaires Etrangères (MEAE) et le ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation (MESRI).

1. Un programme de cofinancement de contrats doctoraux : les établissements recevront un co-financement de 50000€ pour accueillir un doctorant pendant 3 ans. Environ 20 doctorants seront financés pour des thèses qui commenceront en 2018. https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/co-...

2. Un programme de cofinancement de contrats post-doctoraux : les établissements d’accueil recevront un co-financement de 25000 € pour une année et 50000 € pour 2 années pour recevoir un post-doctorant. Entre 20 et 40 post-doctorants seront financés pour des séjours qui commenceront en 2018. https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/co-...

3. Un programme de courts séjours de recherche : financement de mobilité de 14 jours à 5 mois pour des doctorants ou des chercheurs en France. Au moins 40 mobilités financées pour des séjours uniquement en 2018. https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/fin...

4. Un programme de bourses d’excellence d’un montant de 1060€/mois pour des étudiants qui souhaitent venir faire 2 années de master ou une année de master 2 (diplôme conférant le grade de master) : une cinquantaine de bourses pour la rentrée 2018. https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/bou...

Tous ces appels sont ouverts et la saisie des candidatures pourra se faire à partir du 12 mars et jusqu’au 6 Avril (30 mars pour le doctorat). La procédure de sélection fera intervenir des experts et un comité international représentant les différents domaines de l’appel à projets.

Vous trouverez à la page suivante http://makeourplanetgreatagain.camp... l’ensemble des informations.

School on Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Air Pollution and Climate Change in Mediterranean Areas

ChArMEx, programme MISTRALS, organise à Trieste (ICTP) du 23 au 27 avril 2018 une école de printemps consacrée à l’estimation des impacts du climat et de la qualité de l’air sur la santé.

School on Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Air Pollution and Climate Change in Mediterranean Areas 23 - 27 April 2018 Trieste, Italy

Addressed to early-stage researchers from the Mediterranean the school offers participants an understanding of exposure evaluation, epidemiology and integrated health impact assessment as well as a set of practical tools and skills.

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee Register now

Online application : http://indico.ictp.it/event/8343/

PRIMA AO 2018

Les appels 2018 de PRIMA sont ouverts dans les sections suivantes :

http://prima-med.org/calls-for-prop...

Call : Section 1 – Management of Water 2018

Thematic area:Management of water

Topic:Water reuse and water desalination for agricultural and food production

Call : Section 1 – Farming Systems 2018

Thematic area:Farming systems

Topic:Improving the sustainability of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

Call : Section 1 – Agro-food Value Chain 2018

Thematic area:Agro-Food value chain

Topic:Implementing innovation in Mediterranean Agro-food chains by smallholders and SMEs

Call : Section 2 – Multi-topic 2018

Thematic area:Agro-Food value chain, Farming systems, Management of water

Topic:Transnational call funded by Participating States

International Conference “Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East : Challenges and Solutions”

Date : 18th and 19th May 2018 , Nicosia, Cyprus

In partnership with MISTRALS

The Eastern Mediterranean Middle East (EMME) region faces alarming consequences from climate change, according to data analyses and model predictions, and mitigation and adaptation measures are urgent. The region, home of nearly 500 million people of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, accounts for about 50% of the world fossil fuel reserves, and is troubled by persistent conflicts.

Climate induced weather extremes and their impacts in the EMME may have major global ramifications. In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change, its impacts especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration, will be presented and debated. Options for mitigating and especially for adapting to impending climate change in view of energy options, water security, sustainability, mitigation/adaptation strategies will be explored and proposed.

More informations on : http://www.climatechange2018.org/re...

Special issue MISTRALS de Regional and Environmental Change

Un numéro spécial de "Regional and Environmental Change" est ouvert aux contributions MISTRALS pour des travaux portant sur les impacts des changements climatiques.

Regional Environmental Change Special issue : Climate change impacts in the Mediterranean region

Aim and scope

The Mediterranean region has been identified as a “hotspot” of climate change while it is also a “hotspot” of both biodiversity and cultural heritage. Apart from the climatic trends towards less precipitation and increased temperature, human actions are also generating anthropogenic changes that need to be considered. In response to these changes, agro-hydro-ecosystems are affected in their characteristics, dynamics and functioning. The availability of natural resources is modified in terms of quantity, seasonality and temporal variability. As a consequence, animal species inhabiting Mediterranean ecosystems are impacted in their physiology and behavior, whereas organisms in general are shifting their geographic ranges and phenology. Understanding and predicting these phenomena requires the use of modeling chains across the abiotic and biotic components that integrate models from very different disciplines : climate science, physics, biogeochemistry, hydrology, ecology, social sciences ... When these models are chained together, uncertainties relative to each element can propagate over the entire modeling framework. In this context, the MISTRALS international program provides an integrative vision of the Mediterranean system. Recently, a MISTRALS workshop was held in Montpellier (16-18 October 2017) on the climate change impacts in the Mediterranean region. The goal of this special issue is to present recent research on climate change impacts in various domains of the Mediterranean environment, spanning from the study of hydrological cycles and extreme events to biology and the management of natural resources, with a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary work taking into account the Interactions between human and natural systems and between abiotic and biotic components.

Potential topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to :

°Climate change impacts on natural resources, ecosystems and their functioning, and human economic activities

°Projected changes in extreme events and impacts on populations and infrastructures

°Linking climatic and socio-economic scenarios

°Propagation of uncertainties across modelling chains linking climate and impact models

°Application of downscaling methods for reconstruction/projections in a climate change context

Manuscript submission information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at : https://www.editorialmanager.com/reec/ All papers will be peer reviewed, the submitted manuscript should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere Authors are requested to read carefully the instructions for authors online.

During the submission process, under "additional information" you will encounter a dialogue box where you can select the Special Issue : “MISTRALS (Tramblay)” The deadline for submission is September 30, 2018

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Conférence internationale MISTRALS

 






 






 




Les inscriptions sont ouvertes !

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l’ouverture du site d’inscription et de soumission des posters pour la Conférence Internationale MISTRALS 2015.

Vous pouvez télécharger le flyer pour diffusion à vos contacts.

Rendez-vous sur le site http://mistrals2015.sciencesconf.org/?lang=fr


Revue Méditerranée #122 / PALEOMEX

Le petit âge de glace en Méditerrranée

Thème sous la direction de J.‑M. Carozza, B. Devillers, N. Marriner, C. Morhange

Ce numéro de la revue Méditerranée, dédié au petit âge de glace (PAG) rassemble treize articles de l’Espagne à la Syrie et même à la mer Caspienne, du Bas-Rhône à la lagune de Venise, des derniers glaciers résiduels des Balkans à l’Atlas marocain, traitant des températures, des pluies, des variations du trait de côte, des modifications géomorphologiques fluviales, des variations du couvert végétal, des crues et des étiages… Cette richesse traduit à la fois la diversité des méthodes utilisées par de nombreuses disciplines, la complexité de la période étudiée ainsi que la diversité des milieux péri-méditerranéens. Ce volume aborde quatre questions majeures :

  • Quelles sont les limites de début et de fin du PAG autour de la Méditerranée ? Sont-elles identiques à celles proposées pour l’Europe atlantique ?
  • Les manifestations du PAG sont-elles homogènes ou variables à l’échelle de la Méditerranée ? Si autour du golfe du Lion les travaux ont montré une tendance à l’augmentation de l’hydraulicité et aux hivers froids, les données issues de la péninsule ibérique tendent à souligner, parallèlement à la baisse des températures, l’augmentation de la sécheresse. Il en va de même en Méditerranée orientale où le PAG est certes froid mais sec.
  • La rythmicité séculaire interne du PAG telle qu’elle a été définie en Europe centrale est-elle transposable en Méditerranée et notamment l’opposition entre une phase précoce (dès la fin du xiiie siècle) et une phase sévère (débutant au milieu du xvie siècle) ?
  • Enfin, la question des effets sur les sociétés des modifications climatiques liées au PAG doivent être pensé dans le cadre spécifique des sociétés méditerranéennes où la question de la gestion de la ressource en eau est un problème récurrent. Appréhender cette question nécessite de prendre des précautions car la coïncidence chronologique ne saurait assurer en rien un lien causal. Le climat ne fait pas l’Histoire, mais il peut contribuer aux dynamiques sociales et d’innovation en favorisant l’adoption de pratiques, de règlements ou de techniques. Si l’exacerbation des irrégularités hydrologiques et du détritisme ont eu un rôle négatif dans les zones d’altitudes et sur les milieux urbains confrontés à une aggravation de l’aléa, il n’est pas sûr qu’il en soit de même dans toutes les basses plaines agricoles avec les « terres nouvelles » gagnées sur la mer et les fleuves.

Il reste encore difficile de se faire une idée précise de l’évolution climatique au cours du PAG à l’échelle régionale, de sa variabilité spatiale et chronologique. La première raison en est l’hétérogénéité spatiale des sources documentaires. Si l’opposition entre données de la Méditerranée de l’Ouest et de l’Est reste encore prégnante, cette différence tend à se combler. De la lecture de ces articles, se dégage toutefois une Méditerranée amputée de sa rive sud et donc une image nécessairement incomplète du PAG.

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ERANETMED 1st call pre-announcement

ERANETMED

CALL PRE ANNOUNCEMENT
JOINT CALL ON Renewable Energies, Water Resources and their connections for the Mediterranean Region


ERANETMED is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme 2

The present document is a pre-announcement of the joint transnational research call of ERANETMED co-funded by the following Euro-Mediterranean countries : Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain.

WHO CAN APPLY : Research teams from the above mentioned countries are eligible for funding, unless otherwise specified in national rules of funding agencies which will be published on the official launch of the joint call. Research teams from other countries are eligible provided that they fund their own involvement.

WHY A PRE ANNOUNCEMENT : It aims at giving sufficient time to research teams to prepare good proposals and submit them on time.

THEMES AND SCIENTIFIC SCOPE :

  • Renewable energies and energy efficiency (call identifier : JC-ENERGY-2014)
  • Water resources management (call identifier JC-WATER-2014)
  • ENERGY-WATER nexus (call identifier : JC-NEXUS-2014)

ACTIONS ADDRESSED :

  • Collaborative research
  • Innovation
  • Capacity building
  • Mobility

CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES :

  • Socio-economic
  • Governance
  • ICT
  • Gender

IMPORTANT DATES :

  • Launching of the call : 1 November 2014
  • Deadline for submission of proposals : 31 January 2015

Further information : or contact : www.eranetmed.eu infocalls@eranetmed.eu

1. About ERANETMED

The ERA-NET scheme is an instrument of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme providing funding to improve the cooperation and coordination of national research activities and thus strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) with other regions of the world. ERANETMED is a EU FP7 initiative that aims at co-ordinating research activities of the different national research programmes from EU Members States, Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries. In particular, the ERANETMED objective is to strengthen the collaboration and common capacity of research programme owners from above countries to address some of the major challenges that the Mediterranean is facing and strengthen Euro-Mediterranean research co-operation.

2. Scope of the call

Renewable energies, water resources and their nexus are important challenges in the Mediterranean region and face common constraints and issues, while trans-national research addressed to these challenges is still highly fragmented and requires a strong co-ordination and joint-effort of countries to enhance effective and high impact research as well as innovation.

2.1 Themes and scientific scope

Projects must address only one main Theme : Renewable Energy or Water or Water-Energy Nexus. Each of the three themes must be addressed by focusing solely on one or more of the sub-themes described here after. The active participation of key industrial partners and technology suppliers is encouraged to form a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary consortium able to achieve the full impact on the theme. Awareness and innovative capacity building approaches are encouraged.

2.1.1 Renewable energies and energy efficiency (call identifier : JC-ENERGY-2014)
This theme has the overarching objective of capitalizing on local large availability of renewable sources of energy, by developing adapted packages of solutions for the sustainability of vulnerable communities, both in terms of supply and demand, in addition to promoting the well integrated penetration of renewable energy solutions in the inhabited areas, while taking into account local cultural heritage, cost-effectiveness, environmentally friendly and innovative approach. Applicants should also take in consideration pressing challenges related to energy security, efficiency, supply and climate change.
a. Hybrid renewable energy system integration
The objective is to support development and demonstration activities in the area of the integration of renewable energy sources to the electric utility. Hybrid integration of those technologies should be adapted to provide cost effective solutions to the increasing energy demand in the Mediterranean area. Different configurations can be considered to increase the efficiency, power availability, flexibility, dispatchability, energy storage, etc. Projects will have to demonstrate the potential in these respects and will have to prove the concepts at least at demonstration or laboratory scale. The project should enhance the shared technology development between EU and Mediterranean researchers. Efficient hybridisation of two or more renewable energy systems, CSP, PV, Wind, Marine, Biomass and Biofuel is expected to broaden substantially the deployment area of renewable energy technology.ERANETMED is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme 3 Proposals with a clear plan for the commercial exploitation of the developed technology are preferred. Outcomes should also focus on reliability and increased system stabilisation and efficiency energy supply to minimise the effects of system failures.
b. Smart Micro-grids
Proposals should address demonstration of concepts for active micro-grid networks enabling the integration of increased numbers of small and medium-size distributed energy resources. Each successful project should test a specific concept at a single demonstration site under realistic conditions of inhabitants and users. The active participation of key partners from Mediterranean electricity utility and technology suppliers and authorities is highly encouraged to have impact on this topic. Applicants should also consider reducing the impact on the environment by relying on low-carbon energy resources (photovoltaic, wind, and concentrated solar power) that are either already in place or planned to be deployed in parallel with other initiatives.
c. Renewable energy and energy efficiency for smart and rural communities
The main objective is to increase and improve access to innovative, affordable and sustainable energy services for rural area by focusing on accessible renewable energy solutions as well as on energy efficiency measures. The development of closer and long-term links among the different Euro-Mediterranean stakeholders from research, industry and business sectors will foster technology and know-how sharing to solve bottlenecks of Mediterranean energy systems.

2.1.2 Water resources management (call identifier JC-WATER-2014)
This theme must be addressed in the context of global change, particularly demographic, climate, new trends of water yields and availability. The problem related to water quality, water tariffs and economic aspects are also key as well as implication with policy and governance.
a. Integrated water management from the catchment to coastal zone
The scope is Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) from catchment – basin to coastal zone, thus account for both inland and coastal zone water resources, the multiple use of waters and the interlinks with basin scale socio-economic activities, policy and governance. In the coastal zone, coastal surface and ground-water quality as well as salinity in estuaries and lagoons due to changes of river flows caused by irrigation, hydropower and water supply should be addressed. Applicant should also address catchment-basin scale land use changes in relation to water quality and quantity, reservoir management, intense agricultural activities as well as urban and industrial development depleting water resources and contaminating water. One important impact expected is a substantial contribution to policy and governance, ensuring the sustainable management of water resources at catchment to basin scale, also establishing a systematic process of developing, allocating and monitoring the use of water resources. Therefore, it is expected that different management bodies should start to work together in order to find common approaches and tools to enhance good governance.
b. Integrated water use efficiency
The main objective is the development of new research and possibly enhancing new technologies in water use efficiency in the whole chain, from supply to end-users, coping with water scarcity, climate, water yields and water quality. Research will have to address ERANETMED is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme 4 water saving for different uses from civil to agricultural and industrial while identifying best water management practices to improve efficiency, increase water productivity, promoting the use non-conventional water resources and identifying appropriate measures to face extreme events and conditions.
c. Water reuse in agriculture
The applicants should address the re-use of treated municipal waste water as well other low-quality water resources and its impact on future water availability. More specifically the objective is to foster innovative research on waste water treatment technology and re-use in agriculture accounting for public health, land management and environment. In addition, applicants should address most relevant constraints and barriers to the social acceptance, public awareness, socio-economic aspects including pricing and tariffs and the problems related to building good policies and governance.
d. Water desalination
The objective is to identify ways for developing adequate technologies or optimising existing technology for desalination accounting for cost-energy effective and environmentally friendly schemes. Social and political awareness and adequate governance should be addressed as a key for the successful and sustainable development desalination.

2.1.3 ENERGY-WATER nexus (call identifier : JC-NEXUS-2014)
Applicant could also decide to address energy and water issues in the same project. The objective is to develop research and enhance new innovative approaches and technologies in order to maximise the energy efficiency and use of renewable energy accounting for the reduction of impact on natural water yields. Equally, the applicant should address ways to increase efficiency of water systems (including conventional and non-conventional water systems) through adequate energy saving and renewable energy technology development and application. Proposals should also explore and indicate ways to reduce impact on fossil energy sources and emissions through a better water and energy management. It is of paramount importance to take into account different socio-economic, cultural, geographical, climate and policy/governance framework conditions. Applications in rural and marginal areas are encouraged.

2.2 Actions addressed

Four types of collaborative activities – “actions” – can be funded by this call : Collaborative research, Innovation, Capacity Building and Mobility. These actions include the following targets and specific activities :
a. Collaborative research. The collaborative research is a joint undertaking by a partnership of institutions (“consortium”) designed to produce new knowledge through scientific research, whereby each team within the partnership actively pursues specific task objectives with a view to pooling the results to contribute to the achievement of a set of common, well-defined project objectives. Collaborative research should take into account to develop an impact, demand and policy driven research, also accounting the inclusion of SMEs and enhancing innovation.
b. Innovation, including prototype development and demonstration actions. In particular, it is a joint undertaking by a partnership of institutions (“consortium”) designed to bridge the gap between the outcomes of research projects and commercialisation, by supporting activities related to the first application and further market uptake of innovative techniques, processes, products or services, and helping overcome barriers that could hamper their commercial success.
c. Capacity building, it is a joint undertaking by a partnership of institutions (“consortium”) designed to assist relevant organisations to improve their capacities and/or their enabling environment for research and innovation. Activities should target the strengthening of institutional capacities, rather than individual capacities. If combined with Mobility, it could target strengthening of individual capacity of young researchers through individual grants, bursaries and scholarships.
d. Mobility, mainly based on supporting grants to young researchers from MPCs/AC to develop post-graduate studies linked with funded projects.

As a basic condition, all projects must be collaborative research projects. Therefore, it will be mandatory for each proposal to include at least action a) (Collaborative research). Applicants are encouraged to propose collaborative projects including at least another of the above actions (b,c,d) provided that the national funder covers such action.

2.3 Cross-cutting issues

Applicants are encouraged to take into account for their research important cross-cutting issues, particularly : socio-economic, governance, ICT and gender.

2.4 Participation rules

2.4.1 Applicants
Applicants must be eligible for funding according to the regulations of their respective national Funding Parties. They can represent research and higher education entities, companies, and other legal entities such as NGOs, once again subject to institutional restrictions set by individual Funding Parties (more details and national rules will be published with the official launch of the call on November 1st, 2014)

2.4.2 Consortia
The project consortium must comprise project partners from at least 3 different countries whose Funding Agencies contribute to the 1st Joint Call, of which at least one from an EU Member State/Associated Country and one from a Mediterranean Partner Country. The Project Consortium designates a Project Coordinator which must belong to an entity legally established in one of the countries funding this Joint Call.

2.5 Duration

The duration of a project can range between 24 and 36 months.

2.6 Funding

The funding of an individual proposal will depend on the nature and duration of the proposed activities and must be justified in terms of the resources needed to achieve the objectives of the project. The funding requested should therefore be realistically adjusted to the actual needs of the proposal, taking into account synergies with any other funds available.

3. Submission of Proposals

This call is a one step call, which implies the direct submission of a full proposal.



8th HyMeX Workshop, 15-18 September 2014, Valletta, Malta

General information

The 8th HyMeX workshop will take place in Valletta, Malta, from 15 to 18 September 2014. It will be held at University of Malta Valletta Campus, which is housed in the Old University Building in town.

More information on : www.hymex.org

Objectives and programme

Beyond the general objectives of the HyMeX workshops to strengthen the scientific links, stimulate the exchange of knowledge and promote cooperation among the HyMeX community, the 8th HyMeX workshop will focus on :
- - results from the Special Observation Periods and Enhanced Observation Period,
- - use and analysis of long-term observations, including satellite products,
- - multicompartment, multiscale modelling,
- - human-environment interactions,
- - cross-cutting activities,
- - HyMeX-related future field campaigns.

Call for abstracts – extended deadline : 19 May 2014

The programme will consist of plenary oral and poster sessions. We invite you to submit a short abstract for oral or poster presentation in line with the research objectives of HyMeX on :
- - the water budget of the Mediterranean Sea,
- - the continental hydrological cycle and related water resources,
— heavy rainfall, flash-floods and floods,
— intense sea-atmosphere interactions induced by strong winds, and dense water formation,
- - societal and economic impacts.

Meetings of HyMeX Science teams and Working Groups are encouraged to be organized as parallel sessions of the workshop.

Short abstracts can be submitted online at : http://www.hymex.org/?page=private/...

Scientific committee I. Braud (IRSTEA, Fr), S. Davolio (CNR-ISAC, It), C. Estournel (LA, Fr), P. Drobinski (LMD-IPSL, Fr), V. Ducrocq (CNRM-GAME, Fr), S. Gualdi (INGV, It), A. Harzallah (INSTM, Tn), N. Kalthoff (KIT, De), V. Kotroni (NOA, Gr), O. Petrucci (CNR-IRPI, It), P. Quintana Seguí (Obs. Ebre, Es), D. Sultana (UoM, Mt)

Toward a coordinated marine monitoring in the Eastern Levantine basin

Workshop

The Altifloat project organizes the workshop “Toward a coordinated marine monitoring in the Eastern Levantine basin” at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia (Cyprus) on the 20th of May 2014. The Altifloat project is supported by the ENVIMED program since 2013. Altifloat involves laboratories from Cyprus, France, Italy and Lebanon. Altifloat maintains a Lagrangian monitoring of surface currents off the coasts of Lebanon and develops an assimilation methodology to estimate the surface current from altimetry and these Lagrangian data.

Taking advantages of this research activity, which has already gathered a group of physical oceanographers, the Altifloat project aims at creating a larger network of scientists from several Mediterranean countries. This network concerns marine research activities from the observation to fundamental and applied research, including modelling, on the marine system in the Eastern Levantine basin (Mediterranean Sea).

The Nicosia workshop more specifically addresses all the aspects of the in-situ marine observations with a focus on the sub-basin scale : physical and biogeochemical and biological parameters are considered, from the in-situ data collection to the exploitation of data. The first part of the workshop will focus on observational and data analysis methodologies, observations and scientific results. The second part will be devoted to future plans and the discussion of a strategy to make progress toward a coordinated and integrated marine monitoring in this area.

The workshop is organized by LOCEAN from Université Pierre-et-Marie Curie (Paris,) and the Oceanographic Centre from the University of Cyprus (Nicosia). The workshop is supported by the University of Cyprus and the French Ministry for Foreign Affair through the ENVIMED and MISTRALS programs.

Organizers :

LOCEAN : Julien Brajard, julien.brajard@locean-ipsl.upmc.fr OC-UCY : Dan Hayes, dhayes@ucy.ac.cy

SOMBA : Atelier de Renforcement des Capacités en Instrumentation Marine

du 12 au 15 Mai 2014 à Alger, station marine de Sidi-Fredj de l’ENSSMAL

SOMBA est le Système d’Observation à la Mer du Bassin Algérien. Il est coordonné en Algérie par le Réseau Algérien des Sciences de la Mer (RASMER). Coordonné avec les systèmes d’observation en Méditerranée Nord-Occidentale, comme MOOSE et SOCIB, SOMBA constituera la composante du bassin Algérien du système intégré d’observation océanique de la Méditerranée, et la contribution de l’Algérie à l’effort international d’observation de la Méditerranée promu notamment dans le cadre de MISTRALS par I-MOOSE. Comme MOOSE, SOMBA collecte des données pour le programme MerMex et plus particulièrement MerMex Algérie.

Le projet SOMBA-ENVIMED a pour objectif de contribuer à la mise en place de la composante hauturière de SOMBA et sa coordination avec MOOSE, SOCIB et MedARGO. Le projet SOMBA-ENVIMED est soutenu par le programme ENVIMED, ARGO Italy et SOCIB.

Dans ce cadre, un atelier de Renforcement des Capacités en Instrumentation Marine se tient à la Station Marine de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Sciences Marines et de l’Aménagement du Littoral (ENSSMAL) situé à Sidi-Fredj près d’Alger. L’atelier porte plus spécifiquement sur les plateformes autonomes, flotteur-profileurs et gliders. Cet atelier est coorganisé par le RASMER, l’ENSSMAL, le MIO et le LOCEAN. Cet atelier est soutenu par l’Institut Français d’Algérie.

En vue du déploiement d’un glider entre Alger et Palma de Mallorca cet été (projet ABACUS soutenu par le FP7-JERICO), un glider Slocum et un glider SeaExplorer seront utilisés pour former les ingénieurs et enseignants-chercheurs de l’ENSSMAL à leur utilisation et exploitation des données. Après cet atelier, le premier flotteur ARGO Algérien sera également mis à l’eau au large d’Alger.

Participants : Ferial Louanchi, Nadira Ait-Ameur, Mostefa Bouladid, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Gilles Rougier, Nagib Bhairy, Hassane Benabdelmoumène, Vincent Taillandier, Laurent Béguery, Matthieu Labaste et Laurent Mortier, et des membres et étudiants de l’ENSSMAL et du RASMER.

Contact : Ferial Louachi (lairef@hotmail.com) et Laurent Mortier (mortier@locean-ipsl.upmc.fr)

FILM en streaming sur HyMex, MISTRALS

HyMex (HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment) est un programme international de recherche pluridisciplinaire lancé en 2010 dont l’objectif est l’observation et la compréhension des différentes composantes du cycle de l’eau sur le pourtour du bassin méditerranéen. Il est associé à un programme beaucoup plus vaste dénommé MISTRALS. Des chercheurs de différentes disciplines (climatologue, agronome, sociologue, physicien de l’atmosphère) interviennent dans le cadre de ce projet qui prévoit le déploiement de moyens considérables : avions, bateaux, ballons d’observation des basses couches de l’atmosphère, station de mesure de flux … En automne la région du bassin méditerranéen est régulièrement soumise à des épisodes de pluies intenses ainsi qu’à de fortes crues dangereuses pour la population. La première partie de ce projet vise donc à améliorer les prévisions hydrométéorologiques sur cette zone en analysant les interactions entre atmosphère, mer et continent. Ces mesures vont non seulement servir à affiner les modèles météorologiques mais aussi à contribuer aux modèles climatiques pour appréhender l’impact du réchauffement sur le littoral méditerranéen. L’autre volet de cette campagne, concerne quant à lui, l’étude du phénomène de formation d’eaux profondes en mer méditerranée.
en streaming ici :

http://videotheque.cnrs.fr/visio=4182

CNES : Appel à propositions de recherche scientifique

Chaque année, le CNES fait appel aux laboratoires scientifiques entre février et avril pour faire des propositions de recherche scientifique pour l’année suivante. Une fois acceptées, ces propositions sont intégrées dans le plan à moyen terme des années suivantes.

L’appel pour 2014 est ouvert jusqu’au vendredi 18 avril 2014

http://www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-fr/7850...

HYMEX : CALL FOR APPLICATION 17-MONTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP AT CNRM-GAME

CALL FOR APPLICATION 17-MONTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIP AT CNRM-GAME (TOULOUSE, FRANCE)

Applications are invited for a 17-month research engineer position starting around June 2014, at the National Meteorological Research Center (CNRM-GAME, UMR3589) in Toulouse, France (http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/) to work on the following subject :

Development and validation of the NEMO-WMED/AROME coupled system - Application to the HyMeX field campaign SOP2.

The deadline for receipt of applications is THURSDAY APRIL 3, 2014.

Context : The work will contribute to the ASICS-MED project which is a 4-year ANR funding project started in January 2013. The ASICS-MED project is part of the international HyMeX program (see www.hymex.org). The main objective of ASICS-MED is to deeply investigate the ocean-atmosphere processes that contribute to dense water formation in the Northwestern Mediterranean (Gulf of Lion) and to improve their representation in ocean models. The process studies focus on the mesoscale and sub-mesoscale. The methodology of the project consists in : (i) simultaneously collecting observations in the ocean and the marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) focusing on strong wind and ocean convective events over the Gulf of Lion during the HyMeX SOP2 field campaign that took place from 1st February to 15 March 2013, (ii) making use of several high-resolution limited-area ocean models over the North-Western Mediterranean together with a dedicated version of the AROME atmospheric model to simulate the evolution of both the upper ocean and MABL during the preconditioning phase and the dense water formation ; (iii) developing a mass-flux parameterization scheme for ocean convection and improving air-sea fluxes parameterizations ; and (iv) identifying (sub)mesoscale ocean/atmosphere processes implied in the upper ocean and MABL evolution and leading to dense water formation. The research associate will contribute more specifically to workpackage (ii).

Description of work : The research associate will participate to the development and validation of the coupled kilometric-resolution ocean-atmosphere system. This latter consists in the AROME atmospheric model from Météo-France and the NEMO ocean model, that will be coupled using the OASIS3-MCT coupler software from CERFACS. Although the coupling system will be developed to be transportable to other areas, the version used in the framework of the project will be based on dedicated versions of the AROME atmospheric model (AROMEWMED) and of the NEMO ocean model (NEMO-WMED36) both covering the whole western Mediterranean Sea. The design of the coupling and its implementation has started at CNRM-GAME. Depending on the progress of this work, the applicant could contribute to the code development. It is however expected that most of his/her work will be devoted to the validation of the coupled system that will consist in setting and running ocean-alone simulations and coupled ocean-atmosphere simulations of the entire SOP2, to compare them to the ocean and atmospheric observations collected during the field campaign (gliders, argo floats, CTD, aircraft measurements,..) and to analyze the benefit of the coupling on the simulation of the dense water formation. Qualifications : · Applicants should have either a doctorate or an engineer diploma in ocean or atmospheric sciences, or more generally in environmental sciences. · It will be an advantage to have expertise in coupling of numerical modeling codes or in modeling of ocean or atmosphere dynamics. · Good programming skills (Fortran, Unix/linux shell scripts) are required. · Knowledge of English language, and possibly French. Supervision team : The work will be conducted under the main supervision of C. Lebeaupin-Brossier, H. Giordani and V. Ducrocq. Salary : The research associate will be recruited for 17 months with a net monthly salary between 1800 and 2200 €, commensurate with experience. This includes social services and health insurance. The employer will be CNRS.

Applications : Interested applicants should submit as one pdf file a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests, a Curriculum Vitae, possible started date and details of two referees.

The applications should be sent by email to : cindy.lebeaupin-brossier@meteo.fr, with copy to herve.giordani@meteo.fr, veronique.ducrocq@meteo.fr

Offres de thèses : campagne IRSTEA 2014

Campagne d’Etablissement Irstea 2014 Irstea (ex Cemagref) - Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture- est un établissement de recherche public à caractère scientifique et technologique (EPST), sous la double tutelle des ministères chargés de la recherche et de l’agriculture. Il emploie 1 750 personnes et 250 doctorants, 40 post-doctorants, localisés sur 9 sites géographiques en France (Antony, Nogent-sur-Vernisson, Rennes, Lyon, Grenoble, Clermont-Ferrand, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence).

Institut de recherche finalisée reconnu dans le domaine des eaux continentales, des écotechnologies et des territoires, Irstea se fixe trois grands défis scientifiques portés par des enjeux sociétaux d’importance : la qualité environnementale et le défi du couplage des méthodes et des technologies ; l’enjeu de l’eau dans le développement territorial et le défi d’approches multisectorielles ; la gestion des risques et le défi de la viabilité.

Les contrats de thèses proposés par Irstea peuvent faire l’objet d’un cofinancement par un partenaire extérieur à Irstea (industriel, organisme professionnel, collectivité, organisme de recherche...).

Le doctorant est lié à Irstea par un contrat à durée déterminée donnant lieu à la protection sociale de droit commun. La durée du contrat est de trois ans. La rémunération mensuelle (janvier 2014) : 1 852 € bruts (1510 € nets).

Les thèmes de recherche sur lesquels Irstea financera des thèses sont les suivants : •Aléas et risques liés au cycle de l’eau (ARCEAU) •Réponses biologiques et écologiques aux contaminations du milieu aquatique : écotoxicologie et bioindication (BELCA) •Développement territorial et agriculture multifonctionnelle (DTAM) •Gestion de l’eau, des usages, des services et de leurs infrastructures (GEUSI) •Innovations technologiques par les sciences pour l’ingénieur au service de l’agriculture durable et l’environnement (INSPIRE) •Modèles, systèmes d’information et gestion viable de l’environnement (MOTIVE) •Qualité des systèmes aquatiques et restauration écologique (QUASARE) •Risques liés aux phénomènes gravitaires rapides, sûreté des ouvrages hydrauliques et vulnérabilité des enjeux (RIVAGE) •Systèmes écologiques terrestres : dynamiques, vulnérabilités et ingénierie (SEDYVIN) •Structures, procédés, écoulements, énergie (SPEE) •Systèmes d’information et de représentation pour la gestion intégrée de l’environnement (SYNERGIE) •Technologies et procédés pour l’eau et les déchets (TED)

Plus de détails sur le site de l’IRSTEA : https://pasi.irstea.fr/fr/campagne/...

International Workshop : ‘Mediterranean Holocene Climate and Human Societies’

Background and Aims :

Holocene climate reveals notable changes in the Mediterranean region. The region also bears a long history of human society dynamics, making it a suitable site to explore interactions between climate, environment and human activity over a variety of time scales. However, data documenting climate events as well as the human history are still ambiguous to ascertain firm links between large-scale atmospheric circulation, regional climate changes and local human society evolution. This multi-disciplinary workshop will follow a two-fold approach : a paleoclimatic approach addressing the events, severity, rate and duration of past climatic changes, and an archaeological-historical approach addressing the dynamics of past societies. We aim at a better knowledge of both the drivers behind climate system and behind the coupled society-climate system including its ensuing response and adaptation, in order to understand human capability in readjusting into a changing environment. Further aim is to identify strategies for acquiring the information needed to progress our understanding of the global/Mediterranean climate linkages and their interaction with human societies. This may include recommendations for an integrated research effort on the Holocene Mediterranean climate-human societies system, targeting on data production from multiple proxy records in key-regions and at key-periods and the development of new modelling approaches to optimize interpretation of paleodata, reduce uncertainties and develop an integrated data/model approach to describe the evolution of human societies in response to climate and environmental changes.

workshop themes :

1. Does climate matter for societies ? What is the “real” evidence for causation and do we have cases with detailed enough data and methodologies on both the physical and the social sides ?

2. Can we identify societies sustainable to climate “crisis” ? What made those societies sustainable, i.e. can we identify suitable adaptation strategies to the impacts of climate change ?

3. And those societies that did not survive, what were the factors that caused or contributed to their collapse ?

4. Where are the knowledge gaps and how could we initiate proposals for future research and networking that better address those interdisciplinary issues ?

MORE INFO :

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http://navarinoneo.geo.su.se/index....

Workshop announcement : “Toward a coordinated marine monitoring in the Eastern Levantine basin”

The Altifloat project organizes the workshop “Toward a coordinated marine monitoring in the Eastern Levantine basin” at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia (Cyprus) on the 20th of May 2014.

The Altifloat project maintains a Lagrangian monitoring of surface currents off the coasts of Lebanon and develops an assimilation methodology to estimate the surface current from altimetry and these Lagrangian data. Taking advantages of this activity, which has already gathered a group of physical oceanographers, the Altifloat project aims at creating a larger network of scientists from several Mediterranean countries. The interested parties should be involved in the observation and/or modelling of the marine system in the Eastern Levantine basin (Mediterranean Sea).

The Nicosia workshop will address all the aspects of the in-­‐situ marine observations with a focus on the sub-­‐basin scale : physical and biogeochemical and biological parameters are considered, from the in-­‐situ data collection to the exploitation of data. The first part of the workshop will focus on observational and data analysis methodologies, observations and scientific results. The second part will be devoted to future plans and the discussion of a strategy to make progress toward a coordinated and integrated marine monitoring in this area.

Students, post-­‐docs, and research scientists of all types are welcome to attend the workshop and are strongly encouraged to present their work. Please, send an email to the organizers if you intend to participate to the workshop.

If you plan to present either past or present work and scientific results, or plans for the future, please provide a provisional title before 9 May 2014.

The registration is free of charge. Some travel grants are available.

Organizers : Julien Brajard, julien.brajard@locean-­‐ipsl.upmc.fr (+33 1 44 27 61 02) Dan Hayes, dhayes@ucy.ac.cy

FRANCE / LIBAN : Lancement du 18 ème Appel d’Offre du Programme CEDRE - 2015

Lancement du 18 ème Appel d’Offre du Programme CEDRE - 2015

Veuillez trouver le lien sur le site web du CNRS-L : http://www.cnrs.edu.lb ou consulter le formulaire disponible en ligne sur le site web de Campus France : http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/cedre
- Date limite d’envoi des dossiers : 30 avril 2014
- Diffusion des résultats : décembre 2014
- Début des projets : janvier 2015

ATTENTION : Cette année le dépôt de candidature sera commun aux partenaires français et libanais. Il se fera uniquement de manière dématérialisée sur le site de Campus France suivant les modalités de saisie en lignehttp://www.campusfrance.org/fr/cedre. Pour ce faire, le partenaire français ouvrira le compte et transmettra ensuite le mot de passe à son partenaire libanais pour que celui-ci instruise les éléments du dossier de candidature qui le concernent. Une signature du responsable administratif de l’établissement libanais (Recteur) devra figurer sur la première page du formulaire de candidature. Une fois signée, cette page devra être annexée au dossier de candidature déposé en ligne sur le compte ouvert par le porteur français.

Les outils de la pluridisciplinarité en sciences marines par Etienne Ruellan directeur MISTRALS, intervention à la 6ème Conférence scientifique méditerranéenne du GID - les Parmenides

Retrouvez l’intervention d’Etienne Ruellan, directeur MISTRALS à la 6ème Conférence scientifique méditerranéenne du GID - les Parmenides : « Les outils de la pluridisciplinarité en sciences marines "

http://g-i-d.org/spip.php?article151

Intervention d’Etienne Ruellan, directeur MISTRALS à Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques

Etienne Ruellan, directeur de MISTRALS a été auditionné par l’ Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques dans le cadre de la réunion portant sur les voies d’amélioration de la lutte commune contre la pollution en Méditerranée le 28 mars 2013 à Paris. Vous retrouverez l’intégralité des échanges via le lien ci-après :

http://www.nosdeputes.fr/14/seance/...

Compte-rendu de la session nationale d’information Horizon 2020 dédiée à l’environnement

Information reprise du site dédié à H2020 : horizon2020.gouv.fr

Compte-rendu de la session nationale d’information Horizon 2020 dédiée à l’environnement Le 17 décembre 2013, le M.E.S.R. et le P.C.N. Energie ont organisé à Paris la session nationale d’information dédiée au programme Horizon 2020-Environnement visant à informer les acteurs concernés et leur permettre de se préparer aux futurs appels à projet du programme de travail 2014-2015.

Les différents points abordés étaient les suivants :

Les grands enjeux scientifiques du défi 5 de Horizon 2020 portés par la communauté scientifique française. Elisabeth VERGES, Directrice scientifique du secteur Environnement-Univers, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.
Le programme de travail du défi sociétal « Climat, efficacité des ressources et matières premières » et le portail du participant, Andrea TILCHE, responsable du secteur Changement Climatique et Risques Naturels de la Direction Environnement, DG Recherche et Innovation, CommissionEuropéenne.
Le rôle des Représentants aux Comité de Programme et du Groupe ThématiqueNational Environnement, Michel LEBLANC, Représentant auprès du Comité de Programme Environnement, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.
Le rôle et les services proposés par le P.C.N. Environnement Sophie LOQUEN, P.C.N. Environnement,

Présentations dsponibles sur le site : http://www.horizon2020.gouv.fr/cid7...


Résultats de l’appel ENVIMED 2013

Vous trouverez ci-dessous la liste des projets sélectionnés au titre de l’appel à propositions ENVI-Med 2013. Le comité de sélection, composé de représentants du ministère français des Affaires étrangères et du métaprogramme inter-organismes, interdisciplinaire et international MISTRALS, s’est appuyé sur les évaluations internationales réalisées par les administrations de la recherche des pays participants, les avis émis par les services scientifiques des ambassades de France dans ces pays et les évaluations conduites par les experts indépendants mobilisés par les instituts thématiques concernés du CNRS (INEE, INSHS, INSU).

Find below the list of projects selected under the call for proposals ENVI-Med 2013. The selection committee, composed of representatives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MISTRALS international and interdisciplinary metaprogram, based their decisions upon international assessments conducted by research government agencies in participating countries, scientific departments of embassies of France to these countries and independent experts mobilized by relevant thematic CNRS institutes (i.e. INEE, INSHS, INSU).

Les references sont données comme suit ; projects references are listed as : Acronyme /Acronym // Titre : Project full name // Coordinateur / Coordinator // Pays partenaires / Countries involved

AdOc : Diversité et adaptation des octocoralliaires méditerranéens au changement climatique : Didier AURELLE : Algérie, Turquie

BITE : Boron Isotopes and Trace Elements in Mediterranean coral skeletons and coccolithophorid calcite : Tools to reconstruct the evolution of pH and seawater temperature. : Paolo MONTAGNA, Eric DOUVILLE, Marie-Alexandrine SICRE, : Espagne, Italie, Tunisie

CLIHMag : Changement climatique et Impacts Hydrologiques au Maghreb : Denis RUELLAND, Yves TRAMBLAY : Maroc, Tunisie

COMECOM : COntaminants Métalliques dans l’Environnement COtier Méditerranéen : Olivier RADAKOVITCH : Algérie, Croatie, Liban, Italie

CyAr : Cyprus Aerosols and Gas Precursors (CyAr) : Sources, ageing and radiative forcing. A contribution to the ChArMEx Mediterranean Aerosol network. : Jean SCIARE : Chypre, Liban, Turquie

MedNEFRIT : Mediterranean Network of Environmental Forcing Records In Travertines : Elisabeth GIBERT : Espagne, Turquie

MED-MaHb : The Mediterranean Sea mass and heat budget : Understanding its forcing, uncertainties and time evolution. : Karina VON SCHUCKMANN : Espagne, Israel, Italie

Paleo-Delta : Paléoenvironnement et géoarchéologie du delta de la Medjerda : Jean-Philippe GOIRAN : Espagne, Italie, Royaume-Uni, Tunisie

SOMBA : Système d’Observation à la Mer du Bassin Algérien : Laurent MORTIER : Algérie, Espagne, Italie

TRACOMED : TRansfer of Atmospheric COntaminants to the MEDiterranean Sea : Dominique AUBERT : Grèce, Israël, Turquie

TRANSMED-Charmex : TRANSport Emissions and Mitigation in the East meDiterranean : Agnès BORBON : Chypre, Egypte, Liban, Turquie

Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques

La « Sixième communication nationale de la France à la convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques » réalisé par le Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie, représente la politique française en matière climatique pendant 4 ans dans le cercle des négociations internationales. la France y présente l’ensemble de ces actions - en termes de politiques et mesures, recherche, observation, information, communication, aide publique au développement et transfert de technologie mise en oeuvre - pour lutter contre le changement climatique.

Nous pouvons y retrouver MISTRALS, qui, part sa forme de programme international et interdisplinaire de recherche et d’observation dédiées au Bassin Méditerranéen, y figure sous plusieurs rubriques.

Lien vers le site général présentant le rapport : http://www.developpement-durable.go...

pdf du rapport : http://www.developpement-durable.go...

MERMEX et MISTRALS en podcast sur RFI

Dans l’émission "aurour de la question" diffusée sur RFI le 26 septembre 2013, Thierry Tatoni (directeur de l’Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale), Magali Deleuil (astrophysicienne) et Richard Sempere (Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie), s’interrogent autour de la question suivante : « Comment observer la terre, la mer et le ciel depuis Marseille ? »

PODCAST en 2 partie ici :

PARTIE 1 : http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20130926...

PARTIE 2 : http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20130926...

ChArMEx et les lidars de l’Université Polytechnique de Catalogne

ChArMEx vous propose un reportage en catalan tourné pendant la SOP1a-ChArMEx/ADRIMED suite à un communiqué de presse de l’Université Polytechnique de Catalogne. Ce reportage a été réalisé et retransmis début septembre sur la télé locale Barcelona TV En ligne ici : http://www.btv.cat/alacarta/connexi...