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Institute: Institute of Landscape Ecology

European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure — eLTER
Európska infraštruktúra pre dlhodobý ekosystémový a socioekologický výskum - eLTER
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure. eLTER ́s major objectives and methods are to: (1) identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges through consultations with scientific, policy and business stakeholders and horizon scanning; (2) streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues, in collaboration with related global and European research infrastructures, e.g. LifeWatch; (3) develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data by enabling data publishing through distributed Data Nodes and by providing access to data on key research challenges through a Data Integration Platform; (4) foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through new partnerships with the providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies. The LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone community will collaborate to achieve these goals. 162 sites in 22 countries will provide data on long-term trends in environmental change, some reaching back 100 years. Test cases using these data will address a range of environmental and social issues to push innovation in network level services and steer conceptual developments. The envisaged “LTER Infrastructure” will enable European-scale investigation of major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, and support knowledge-based decision making at multiple levels.
Duration: 1.6.2015 - 31.5.2019

European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
Európske tematické centrum pre biologickú diverzitu
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: RNDr. Halada Ľuboš CSc.
Annotation:The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is established to support the work of EEA in the field of biodiversity for the period 2014-18 and the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Biodiversity and related global strategies. Key priority areas included in the work plans established between the EEA and the European Commission include: • Support implementation of existing EU legislation relating to nature (Habitats and Birds Directives), including links to other key EU legislation concerning the sea and water, rationalization of the data collection, reporting and sharing of experience and knowledge; • Support for assessment and reporting in connection with the global- and the EU biodiversity strategies, while promoting the implementation of data and information aspects, in particular the mapping and assessment of the health of ecosystems and their services in Europe; • Work on specific tasks relating to the EU's biodiversity strategy in sectors that are not covered by other ETCs. These include agriculture and forestry. The cooperation with the JRC, DG AGRI, and other pan-European and global partners in these issues is needed.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2018

Landscape Europe
Landscape Europe
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Bezák Peter PhD.
Annotation:LANDSCAPE EUROPE is an interdisciplinary network of national research institutes with expertise in landscape assessment, planning and management at the interface of policy implementation, education and state-of-the-art science in support of sustainable landscapes
Duration: 1.1.2011 - 31.12.2018

Monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities- NEEMO EEIG
Monitorovanie LIFE projektov, komunikácia o LIFE programe a o iných aktivitách spojených s LIFE programom - NEEMO EEIG
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Ing. Oszlányi Július CSc.
Annotation:The project is focused mainly on monitoring of quality and professional and financial correctness of implementation of the EU co-funded projects of the LIFE programme in strands Environment and Climate Action. These projects support the development of Natura 2000 network through concrete conservation actions or deal with various environmental issues. They usually last from three to five years. NEEMO EEIG consortium comprises 9 companies and institutes spread across the Europe, enabling the consortium to make the best use of its resources, and to provide expertise combined with local knowledge and the necessary language skills. Monitoring experts regularly check the implementation of projects in the field or beneficiary premises and submit evaluation reports to the European Commission, DG Environment.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Solutions for climate-smart land use in the dry steppes of Russia
Riešenia pre klimaticky vhodné poľnohospodárstvo v suchých stepných oblastiach Ruska
Program: ERANET
Project leader: Mgr. Lieskovský Juraj PhD.
Annotation:The Russian dry steppes is a region where the negative impacts of climate change are heavily projected. Also, it is a region where adoption of climate-smart agriculture may allow reducing the negative impacts of climate change, cut the Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and result in defragmentation of steppes. After 1991 economy restructuring resulted in massive agricultural land abandonment and the restoration of steppes. Recent plans about recultivation of steppes underscore the importance to evaluate the trade-offs between agricultural expansion and ecosystem services. The ultimate goal of the project is to assess the ability of the Russian dry steppes to mitigate negative projections of climate change by adopting climate-smart agriculture.
Duration: 1.4.2018 - 31.3.2021

The total number of projects: 5