from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: FW: EU funding
to: "Xianfu Lu" <xianfuatXYZxyzkato.ac.nz>
Xianfu and Dick,
Indeed we are aware of this! It is the 2nd call of a three call programme under FP6. This
has been exercising us considerably over the last 18 months, and the political fall out
across Europe of these FP6 actions is considerable - and too complex to go into.
At this stage, Tyndall is unlikely to be leading any bids (by the way, these are much, much
bigger projects than conventional under FP5, FP4, etc.), but may have a role in a bid on
innovative tools for sustainability (impact) assessments. This seems quite a specialist
area the Commission are looking for.
Alex Haxeltine is co-ordinating Tyndall's input into this, so if you think you have a role
to offer then contact him in the first place.
There may be a 3rd call topic more closely aligned to integrated climate change assessment,
due out early 2004.
At 18:05 25/07/2003 +1200, you wrote:
Below is a message from the University research coordinator. Are you
aware of this? Dick was wondering whether there is any scope for IGCI
to participate in any proposal(s) by Tyndall-led consortium. One
possible area of research could be on the development of integrated
modelling tools for climate change research.
Any thoughts on this?
From: Richard Bedford [mailto:rdbatXYZxyzkato.ac.nz]
Sent: 25 July 2003 06:40
To: r.warrickatXYZxyzkato.ac.nz; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: EU funding
Dick and Neil
Not sure whether you have seen this information on EU funding:
13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER EU FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 6
A call for proposals on Global Change and Ecosystems research has
been made under the EU Framework Programme 6. Research proposals
could relate to: impact of greenhouse gases and atmospheric
pollutants on climate, ozone depletion and carbon sinks; water cycle,
biodiversity and ecosystems, desertification and natural disasters,
sustainable land management, forecasting and modelling, including
global climate change; complementary and cross-cutting research.
There are 180 million euros available in the fund which closes on 9
October 2003. Proposals must be submitted by a European consortium of
researchers, but may include non-European third parties which offers
opportunities for New Zealand to become involved in this research
Information on the specific call for proposals and potential partners
is available at http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cfm?CALL_ID=78
Professor R. D. Bedford FRSNZ
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
University of Waikato
Phone: (64-7) 838-4770
Fax: (64-7) 838-4538