INDO-MARECLIM: Indo-European Research Facilities for Studies on Marine Ecosystem and Climate in India

INDO-MAREClim will capitalize on the NERCI infrastructure to facilitate and improve European Union co-operation with India in the research areas of marine ecosystems and climate, including the impact on the society.

Objectives

To use and extend the Nansen Environmental Research Centre - India (NERCI) as a joint research facility for scientific co-operation between India and the European Union member states and associated countries in the areas of monsoon climate variability, marine ecosystems and costal management including impact on society.

The Specific objectives:

  1. To establish scientific cooperation focusing on: (a) Monsoon and ocean variability, climate change and sea level variations, (b) Marine ecosystem studies, including algae blooms and (c) Coastal zone management including impact on society.
  2. To organize and host workshops and summer school for the project partners, invite other European and Indian scientists, post-docs and PhD students aimed at expanding Indo-European cooperation
  3. To define, prepare and submit competitive new joint scientific research projects in cooperation between Indian and European research institutions to national and international funding agencies, including EU.
  4. To prepare the way for institutional arrangements at NERCI to include research organizations from additional Member States and Associated Countries.

Project Summary

INDO-MARECLIM capitalizes on the Norwegian institutional establishment, infrastructure and network of scientific cooperation built up India since 1998 around the Nansen Environmental Research Centre-India (NERCI) in Kerala, India. INDO-MARECLIM aims at facilitating and improving the co-operation between the European Union Members States and Associated Countries and India and includes partners from UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway, involved in research topics of relevance to India.

The project objective is to use and extend NERCI as a joint research facility for scientific co-operation between India and the European Union member states and associated countries in the areas of monsoon climate variability, marine ecosystems and coastal management including impact on society. INDO-MARECLIM will organize and host workshops and summer school inviting European and Indian scientists, post-docs and PhDs.

INDO-MARECLIM will define, prepare and submit competitive new joint scientific research projects in cooperation between Indian and European research institutions to national and international funding agencies, including EU. INDO-MARECLIM prepares the way for institutional arrangements at NERCI to include research organizations from additional Member States and Associated Countries strengthening and sustaining the scientific cooperation between Europe and India.

The project is built on six work packages;

(1)  Project management,
(2)  Indo-European research facilities for studies on marine ecosystem and climate in India,
(3)  Strengthen the INDO-MARECLIM partnership and building network of cooperation between Europe and India,
(4)  Organizing and hosting of summer schools for PhD and Post-docs,
(5)  Development of joint Indo-European research project proposals and
(6) Opening the INDO-MARECLIM institutional arrangements to additional European partners.

 
Project Details
Acronym: 
INDO-MARECLIM
Funding Agency: 
European Commission
NERSC Principal Investigator: 
Lasse H. Pettersson
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed