Environment including Climate Change

The main objective of research for the environment under FP7 is to promote sustainable management of both man-made and natural environment and its resources. To this end, increased knowledge on the interaction between the climate, biosphere, ecosystems and human activities is sought and, new environmentally-friendly technologies, tools and services are developed.

What's New?

FP7 Environment Seminars 2011

  • 9th March: FP7 Environment Seminar in UCD (for more information, contact Susan Hedigan)
  • 31st March: FP7 Environment Seminar in DCU (for more information, contact Niamh O'Dowd)
  • 1st April: FP7 Environment Seminar in TCD (for more information, contact Deirdre Caden)
  • 14th April: FP7 Environment Seminar in UCC (for more information, contact David O'Connell)
  • 3rd May: FP7 Environment Seminar in IT Carlow (for more information, contact Thomae Kakouli-Duarte)
  • 12th May: FP7 Environment Seminar in NUI Galway (for more information, contact Gary Lupton)

Roadmap for Future Calls

Do you have suggestion on topics/gaps that should be included in future calls?

Please contact the representative of your organisation on our FP7-Environment Working Group (View details of members) or contact fp7@epa.ie


Catalogue of Irish Expertise in Environmental Research

The Catalogue of Irish Expertise in Environmental Research provides an insight into Irish companies and research organisations active in the field of Environmental Research. This online database is provided to support researchers and enterprises in establishing and strengthening international co-operations for research and technological development.

There are now over 174 researchers/organisation profiles in the Catalogue. Since its launch in September 2009, there has been over 12,000 hits!

Click here to view the Catalogue of Irish Expertise in Environmental Research

Irish Participation in FP7-Environment - Success Story Leaflets now available

Success Stories Leaflets are now available for download

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Overview of the Environment Theme

With a budget of € 1.8 billion, the theme is structured around four main activities:

Climate change, pollution and risks (Activity 6.1)
  • Pressures on environment and climate
  • Environment and health
  • Natural hazards
Sustainable Management of Resources (Activity 6.2)
  • Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity
  • Management of marine environment
Environmental Technologies (Activity 6.3)
  • Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment
  • Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage
  • Technology assessment, verification and testing
Earth observation and assessment tools (Activity 6.4)
  • Earth and ocean observation systems, monitoring methods for the environment and sustainable development
  • Forecasting methods and assessment tools for sustainable development
Horizontal Actions (Activity 6.5)

National Contact Point(s)

Logo: Environmental Protection Agency
Dr Alice Wemaere
Organisation: Environmental Protection Agency
Telephone: +353 (0)1 2680146
Email: a.wemaere@epa.ie
Logo: Environmental Protection Agency
Dr Brian Donlon
Organisation: Environmental Protection Agency
Telephone: +353(0)21-4875540
Email: b.donlon@epa.ie

Public-Private Partnerships

As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, the Commission is launching three Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) on July 30th 2009. Read more

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