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1 Agnès Robin DG Research & Innovation Research Infrastructures
Horizon 2020 and EU Marine Research Infrastructures initiatives GROOM 2nd General Assembly meeting Trieste, 4-5 June 2012 Agnès Robin DG Research & Innovation Research Infrastructures

2 Background: FP7 and Marine Research Infrastructures
From FP7 to Horizon2020 ESFRI

3 FP7 contribution to ENV Sciences RIs

4 Beginning FP7, 1st ESFRI Roadmap
End FP7 Marine RIs EMSO GEOSTAR*(1995)… ESONET*(FP6) FixO3 EURO ARGO Gyroscope*(FP5), MERSEA*(FP6) SIDERI MyOcean, MyOcean2* GROOM …MyOcean, EGO* (Cost FP7) MFSTEP*(FP5)… JERICO MarinERA* (EraNet FP6) EUROFLEETS (EUROFLEETS 2) TA: RV Sonne, Sonars, Submersibles (FP5) GMES, EEA, GEOSS, EMODNET, MSFD, INSPIRE… SeaDataNet (FP6) SeaDataNet II Sea-Search*(2002)… Black Sea Scene (FP6) Upgrade Black Sea Scene Geo-Seas MESOAQUA TA: MPFCR* (FP5) iMarine HYDRALAB IV HYDRALAB III (FP6) HYDRALAB (FP4, FP5) IA PP DS CSA e-Infra 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 4

5 Background: FP7 and Marine Research Infrastructures
From FP7 to Horizon2020 ESFRI

6 From FP7 to Horizon 2020 An increased budget, from around €1.7 billion (FP7) to €2.5? billion (Horizon 2020 – 2011 constant prices) New activities to support the implementation and operation of world-class infrastructures such as ESFRI infrastructures Continuation of the successful FP7 Integrating Activities Reinforcement of the support to e-infrastructures New objective of better exploiting the innovation potential and human capital of infrastructures

7 Societal challenges (31 743 M€) Industrial leadership (17 938 M€)
Horizon 2020 (figures from EC proposal) Excellent science ( M€, constant 2011 prices) European Research Council ( M€) Future and Emerging Technologies (3 100 M€) Marie Curie actions (5 752 M€) European Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) (2 478 M€) Societal challenges ( M€) Industrial leadership ( M€) Health, demographic change and wellbeing (8 028 M€) Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine -maritime research, bio-economy (4 152 M€) Secure, clean and efficient energy (5 782 M€) Smart, green, integrated transport (6 802 M€) Climate action, resource efficiency, raw materials (3 160 M€) Inclusive, innovative and secure societies (3 819 M€) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (ICT, space, nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology) ( M€) Access to risk finance (3 538 M€) Innovation in SMEs (619 M€) EIT (1 364 B€ B€) JRC (non-nuclear: M€)

8 Research Infrastructures
4.1. Developing the European RIs for 2020 and beyond 4.1.1 Developing new world-class RIs 4.1.2 Integrating and opening national RIs of pan-European interest 4.1.3 Development, deployment and operation of ICT based e-Infrastructures 4.2. Fostering the innovation potential of RIs & their human capital 4.3. Reinforcing European RI policy and international cooperation Main actions Specific actions Policy actions

9 1.1 Developing new world-class RIs
Objective: To ensure the implementation, long-term sustainability and operation and operation of the ESFRI and other world-class RIs EU funding will support: the preparatory phase of future RIs (e.g. detailed construction plans, legal arrangements, multiannual planning, etc.) the implementation phase (e.g. R&D and engineering work, development of regional partner facilities, etc.) the operation phase (e.g. access, data handling, outreach, training and international cooperation activities) design studies for new RIs through a bottom-up approach

10 1.2 Integrating and opening existing national RIs of pan-European interest
Objective: To open up key national RIs to all European researchers and to ensure their optimal use and joint development EU funding will support “European Research Infrastructures Networks” bringing together RIs in a given field covering: Transnational and virtual access activities Networking activities to foster a culture of cooperation Joint research activities to improve the services provided by the infrastructures

11 1.3 Development, deployment and operation of ICT based e-Infrastructures
Objective: To achieve by 2020 a single and open European space for online research EU funding will support : Global research and education networks Grid and cloud infrastructures Ecosystem of supercomputing facilities progressing towards exa-scale Software and service infrastructure for visualisation and simulation Real-time collaborative tools for virtual research communities Interoperable, open and rich scientific data infrastructure

12 2. Fostering the innovation potential of RIs and their human capital
To stimulate innovation both in the RIs themselves and in their supplier and user industries R&D partnerships with industries to develop Union capacities in high-tech areas such as scientific instrumentation pre-commercial procurement by RI actors stimulate the use of RIs by industry Encourage the integration of RIs into local, regional and global innovation ecosystems To strengthen the human capital of RIs Support for the training of staff managing and operating RIs, exchanges of staff and best practices between facilities

13 3. Reinforcing European RI policy and international cooperation
Reinforcing European policy for RIs Partnerships between relevant policymakers and funding bodies Surveys, monitoring and assessments of RIs at Union level Policy studies and communication tasks Facilitating strategic international cooperation Cooperation for global RIs Cooperation of European RIs with their non-European counterparts: Ensuring their global interoperability and reach Pursuing international agreements on the reciprocal use, openness or co-financing of RIs

14 Background: FP7 and Marine Research Infrastructures
From FP7 to Horizon2020 ESFRI

15 ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
Set up by the EU Council of Research Ministers in 2002 Brings together representatives of Ministers of the 27 Member States, 10 Associated States, and of the European Commission To support the development of a European policy for Research Infrastructure and discuss a long term vision at European level To facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to the better use and development of Research Infrastructures, at EU and international level Mandate (2004) to develop a roadmap (2006) and its updates (2008, 2010): 48 projects, major financial investment (~20 b€) and long term commitment for operation (~2 b€/year)

16 ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
On 11 December 2012, the Council adopted Conclusions on A reinforced European research area partnership for excellence and growth. In these Conclusions, the Council endorses the need for strengthened partnership in the field of research infrastructures and: "Emphasises the need for renewing and adapting the mandate of ESFRI to adequately address the existing challenges and also to ensure the follow-up of implementation of already on-going ESFRI projects after a comprehensive assessment, as well as the prioritisation of the infrastructure projects listed in the ESFRI roadmap."

17 RI proposal by Member State(s)
The ESFRI Process (1) TWG1 TWG2 TWG3 Recommended projects and analysis of landscape ESFRI Road-map RI proposal by Member State(s) ESFRI Pan-European Science case Technical case Business case Overall maturity

18 The ESFRI Process (2) ESFRI Member States ESFRI Road-map EC
Finalise concept and design RI Organisation Legal framework Business plan Finance model ESFRI Road-map EC EU Funding of Preparatory Phase Member States Funding of Implementation Phase and operation Support from EC (incl. EU contribution) ESFRI Incubator role

19 ESFRI roadmap 2010 10+38 new - or major upgrade of - Research Infrastructures of pan-European interest (+ 3 additional projects from the CERN Council strategic roadmap for particle physics*) Social Sc. & Hum. ( 5 ) Life Sciences ( 13 ) Environmental and Earth Sciences ( 9 ) Energy ( 7 ) Material & Analytical Facilities ( 6 ) Physics & Astronomy ( 10 ) e-Infra- structures (1)  SHARE  BBMRI ELIXIR  ICOS  EURO-ARGO ECCSEL EUROFEL  ELI TIARA* PRACE  ESSurvey  ECRIN INFRA FRONTIER IAGOS  LIFEWATCH Windscanner EMFL KM3NeT CTA  CESSDA INSTRUCT  EATRIS  EMSO EPOS EU-SOLARIS European XFEL E-ELT SKA  CLARIN  EU-OPENSCREEN  EMBRC SIOS EISCAT_3D JHR ESRF Upgrade SPIRAL2 FAIR DARIAH Euro BioImaging ERINHA BSL4 Lab COPAL IFMIF NEUTRON ESS SLHC-PP* ILC-HiGRADE* ISBE MIRRI HiPER ILL20/20 Upgrade ANAEE MYRRHA RIs in the implementation phase  ERIC set up  ERIC application  expected ERIC application Distributed research infrastructures Single sited research infrastructures

20 ERIC - European Research Infrastructure Consortium
(Council Regulation (EC) No 723/2009 of 25 June 2009) A legal instrument at EU level, to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of RI of European interest. Legal personality recognized in all Member States Qualifies as an international organization for the purposes of VAT (exemption under certain limits and conditions from VAT and excise duties) and Public Procurement Directives 20

21 What is Joint Programming?
The overall aim of the Joint Programming process is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's precious public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in a few key areas. It is a structured and strategic process whereby Member States agree, on a voluntary basis and in a partnership approach, on common visions and Strategic Research Agendas (SRA) to address major societal challenges. On a variable geometry basis, Member States commit to Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) where they implement together joint Strategic Research Agendas.

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24 Marine RIs Significant support from RIs actions + (past) RTD projects e.g. MAST… technological challenges due to hostile env't Ship based exploration  multiplatform Innovation (e.g. gliders, new sensors incl. biochemical) Delayed data  quasi-real time Interrelated approaches & scales: in situ/remote - observation/modelling – local/regional/global – short- term/long-term - multidisciplinary “Dual” use: research / operational incl. monitoring (EU directives MSFD, Fisheries, GMES, GEOSS…) and… exploitation? Well organised community (EU & int'l) – yet very distributed nature of some of the RIs: towards an "EOOS" (expert group on MRIs)?

25 ERIC requirements Minimum three Member States
Majority of votes for Member States Seat in Member State or Associated Country For associated countries-third countries or intergovernmental organizations applying for setting up of an ERIC recognition of legal personality and capacity in their legal order, and recognition of VAT exemption and status as international organization under procurement directives 25

26 ERIC requirements Pursue its principal task on a non-economic basis
Liability regime amongst members (normally limited to annual contribution and complemented with insurance) Duration and procedure for winding-up Basic principles for access policy, scientific evaluation policy, dissemination policy, IP rights, employment policy, procurement policy and data policy Budget principles and contributions by members Governing bodies 26

27 ERIC requirements (expert assessment)
Principal task: establish & operate a RI Necessary for European research programmes and projects Added value for the ERA Grant effective access Contribute to mobility of knowledge, researchers Contribute to the dissemination and optimisation of the results of activities 27

28 Structural Funds Developing synergies between the Structural funds and Horizon 2020 is a priority of the European Commission More specific reference to research infrastructures "of European interest" is made in the European Commission proposal for the European Regional Development Fund Also, Horizon 2020 foresees support to activities dedicated to developing cooperation between research infrastructures and other Union policies, such as Cohesion, through relevant studies and communication tasks

29 Central hub for the dissemination of relevant information
Building a Framework for a Sustainable, Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Research Infrastructures EU funding : 2 M€, 3 year grant from Sept.2012 Coord.: C. Waldmann, Bremen Univ., MARUM, DE Central hub for the dissemination of relevant information Facilitate data harmonisation, curation, and interoperability Design of a new generation of interconnected RI and of working principles to provide a sustainable platform for data, information, and knowledge sharing Articulate overall goals for 10 year EU-US collaboration on environmental infrastructures and cyber-infrastructures Reaching consensus (readily extensible on a global scale) on instruments, standards, protocols, data, information, analytical & modeling capabilities, knowledge exchange Addressing needs of research communities by implementing interworkability Identifying critical needed breakthroughs for each community Supporting GEOSS with information services particularly tuned to RI communities

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