Presentation on theme: "Introduction to the EASME and its role in Horizon 2020"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to the EASME and its role in Horizon 2020 Arnoldas MILUKASEASME 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 PoloOn 1st January 2014: EACI became EASME7 Parent DG's: GROW, RTD, ENV, ENER, CLIMA, MARE, CONNECT
4 Horizon EASMEPart of 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' challenge: Energy efficiency callPart of 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' challenge:Climate ActionNatural ResourcesEco-innovationRaw materialsEarth observationIndustrial leadership:Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Scheme (SILC II)Innovation in SMEsLeadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT)The SME instrument
5 Unit B2 - Horizon 2020: Environment and Resources Unit created on 1 January 2014Human Resources:28 staff members today to grow to some70 staff members by 2020Unit organised around 4 sectors:H2020 Eco-innovationClimate ActionNatural ResourcesRaw 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, andA 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:WasteNatural resourcesEco-InnovationWaterClimate ChangeRaw materials
8 Blue Growth focus area (part of) Blue Growth – Unlocking the potential of Seas and OceansCross cutting – cooperation within H2020 SC2, SC3, SC4 and SC5Call 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 funding2015 – evaluations ongoing
9 AtlantOS - Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System Budget: € - 51 months62 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 Observationand Monitoring Data usable for ecosystemmodelling and services2 proposals were selected: SWOS and ECOPOTENTIAL – both started on 1 June 2015Both projects will build synergies between them and with other GEO projectsThey 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 months12 partners from 11 countries, including industrial partners (SMEs) and key usersWill develop a monitoring and information service focusing on wetland ecosystemsSWOS 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 months47 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 regionSC : 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.