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1 Introduction to the EASME and its role in Horizon 2020
Arnoldas MILUKAS EASME B2: H2020 Environment and Resources

2 EASME: History One of the 6 Executive Agencies of the EU
Established in December as the Intelligent Energy Executive Agency (IEEA) : remit extended to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and Marco Polo On 1st January 2014: EACI became EASME 7 Parent DG's: GROW, RTD, ENV, ENER, CLIMA, MARE, CONNECT


4 Horizon EASME Part of 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' challenge: Energy efficiency call Part of 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' challenge: Climate Action Natural Resources Eco-innovation Raw materials Earth observation Industrial leadership: Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Scheme (SILC II) Innovation in SMEs Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) The SME instrument

5 Unit B2 - Horizon 2020: Environment and Resources
Unit created on 1 January 2014 Human Resources: 28 staff members today to grow to some 70 staff members by 2020 Unit organised around 4 sectors: H2020 Eco-innovation Climate Action Natural Resources Raw Materials and SILC II

6 Societal Challenge 5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
To achieve a resource – and water - efficient and climate change resilient economy and society, The protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems, and A sustainable supply and use of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and eco-systems. Harnessing Earth observation data (GEO)

7 H2020 SC5: Helping to build a green economy
Budget of €3 billion over 7 years for: Waste Natural resources Eco-Innovation Water Climate Change Raw materials

8 Blue Growth focus area (part of)
Blue Growth – Unlocking the potential of Seas and Oceans Cross cutting – cooperation within H2020 SC2, SC3, SC4 and SC5 Call 2014 – BG-8 – Developing in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observations for a better management and sustainable exploitation of the maritime resources - One project AtlantOS – selected for funding 2015 – evaluations ongoing

9 AtlantOS - Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System
Budget: € - 51 months 62 beneficiaries from 18 countries, incl. from US, CA, BR, ZA (without funding) and international organizations (ICES, UNESCO) Led by GEOMAR (DE) Objective: to improve and innovate Atlantic observing by creating a more systematic, cost effective and user-driven international Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (IAOOS).

10 GEO – Earth Observation
Topic SC5-16 – Making Earth Observation and Monitoring Data usable for ecosystem modelling and services 2 proposals were selected: SWOS and ECOPOTENTIAL – both started on 1 June 2015 Both projects will build synergies between them and with other GEO projects They will undertake pilot actions in selected protected areas to further develop the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and foster a knowledge base regarding ecosystem observations for the Copernicus (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative.

11 SWOS - Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service
Budget: 4,979,198 € - 36 months 12 partners from 11 countries, including industrial partners (SMEs) and key users Will develop a monitoring and information service focusing on wetland ecosystems SWOS will contribute to establishing a Global Wetland Observing System, it will position Europe in a leading role for wetland activities within the GEO ecosystem, biodiversity, water, land cover tasks.

12 ECOPOTENTIAL - Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observations
Budget:15,993,931 € - 48 months 47 partners from 14 countries, including non-EU (ZA, AU) and IO (UNESCO, UNEP) Broad coverage in terms of ecosystems (mountains, marine areas, arid areas) ECOPOTENTIAL focuses on internationally recognized PAs in Europe and beyond in a wide range of biogeographic regions, and it includes UNESCO, Natura2000 and LTER sites and Large Marine Ecosystems.

13 Ongoing evaluations: SC5-18b-2015: Integrating North African, Middle East and Balkan Earth Observation capacities in GEOSS (CSA) Objective: to strengthen the Earth Observation networks of the broad European and North African, Middle East, and Balkan region SC : Demonstrating the concept of 'Citizens‘ Observatories'(IA) Citizen Observatories: can strengthen environmental monitoring capabilities, have the potential to generate new and original applications to reduce investment and running costs of in-situ observations and monitoring applications and solutions, involve novel partnerships between the private sector, public bodies, NGOs and citizens.

14 Thank you for your attention!
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