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Phase VIII – North Sea Research - BRAIN-be (2012-2017)

On 5th October 2012, the Council of Ministers approved the launch of the first phase (2012-2017) of the recurrent framework programme for research, BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks).

This framework programme allows through the funding of research projects based on scientific excellence and European and international anchorage to meet the needs for scientific knowledge of the federal departments and to support the scientific potential of the Federal Scientific Institutions.

North Sea research is fully integrated within the BRAIN-be programme. Seen the Federal competences related to the North Sea and the expertise present in the Federal Scientific Institutions it will receive the necessary attention in the programme.  

The BRAIN-be programme enables participation in transnational programmes, such as the ERA-NETs and the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI).   The current programmes and actions concerned and relevant for marine research are:

The total research budget of BRAIN-be is around 117 MEURO.


Network projects:

TILES
Transnational and Integrated Long-term Marine Exploitation Strategies

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 1.041.893 €
  • Coordinator: VAN LANCKER Vera  (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: DE BATIST Marc (UGent);  DE TRÉ Guy (UGent); STAFFLEU Jan (TNO, NL)

Documentation

4DEMON
4 decades of Belgian marine monitoring: uplifting historical data to today's needs

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 999.071€
  • Coordinator: DE CAUWER Karien (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: DE WITTE Bavo (ILVO); SABBE Koen (UGent); DENEUDT Klaas (VLIZ); BORGES Alberto (ULg)

Documentation

PAMIR
A Portal to Atmospheric and Marine Information Resources

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 29/02/2016
  • Budget: 347.409€
  • Coordinator: DE RUDDER Anne (IASB-BIRA)
  • Promotors: SCORY Serge (IRSNB-KBIN); VAN MALDEREN Roeland (IRM-KMI)

Documentation

NEWSTHEPS
New Sampling Tools for Heritage & Emerging Pollutants to facilitate GES assessment in the Marine Environment

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 1.200.000€
  • Coordinator: ROOSE Patrick & PARMENTIER Koen (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: JANSSEN Colin & DE SCHAMPHELAERE Karel (UGent); DEMEESTERE Kristof & VAN LANGENHOVE Herman (UGent); VANHAECKE Lynn (UGent); GAO Yue & BAEYENS Willy (VUB)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

INDI67
Developments of methods to improve the monitoring of MSFD indicators 6 and 7

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 648.271 €
  • Coordinator: FETTWEIS Michael (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: TOORMAN Erik & MONBALIU Jaak (KULeuven)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

FACE-IT
Functional biodiversity in a Changing sedimentary Environment: Implications for biogeochemistry and food webs in a managerial setting

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 973.650€
  • Coordinator: DEGRAER Steven, De MESEL Ilse, VANAVERBEKE Jan (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: SOETAERT Karline, MOENS Tom (UGent); VAN HOEY Gert (ILVO); GREGOIRE Marilaure (ULg)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

JPI Oceans projects

EPHEMARE
Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 200.000€
  • Promotor: BLUST Ronny (UAntwerpen)

Documentation

PLASTOX
Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 200.000€
  • Promotor: MOENS Tom (UGent)

Documentation

WEATHER-MIC
Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 200.000€
  • Promotor: TOORMAN Erik (KULeuven)

Documentation

Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining

  • Duration of the project: 05/07/2014 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 300.000€
  • Promotor: NAUDTS Lieven (RBINS)

Documentation

 

Other marine related projects funded in BRAIN-be:

RECTO
Refugia and Ecosystem Tolerance in the Southern Ocean

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 1.673.532€
  • Coordinator: SCHON Isa, VAN DE PUTTE Anton (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: DANIS Bruno, DUBOIS Philippe, DE RIDDER Chantal (ULB) ; LEPOINT Gilles, FREDERICH Bruno (ULg); KOCHZIUS Marc (VUB); VANREUSEL Ann, LELIAERT Frederik (UGent); VOLCKAERT Filip (KULeuven)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

RAVEN
RAdar registrations of bird migration Validation through an interdisciplinary approach

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2018
  • Budget: 136.025€
  • Coordinator: DEGRAER Steven, BRABANT Robin (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: REYNIERS Maarten (IRM-KMI)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

UAV_Reunion
UAV Deployment at Reunion Island for TCCON Calibration and Shipping Emissions Mapping

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2015
  • Budget: 149.973€
  • Promotor: DESMET Filip (IASB-BIRA)

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

AQUARES
Aquatic species Register Exchange and Services

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 29/02/2016
  • Budget: 316.708 €
  • Coordinator: DE WEVER Aaik (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: VANDEPITTE Leen (VLIZ); DANIS Bruno (ULB)

Documentation

VERSO
Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean    

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 1.239.038€
  • Coordinator : DANIS Bruno (ULB)                        
  • Promotors: VANREUSEL Ann (UGent); VOLCKAERT Filip (KULeuven); DEHAIRS Frank (VUB); LEPOINT Gilles (ULg); VAN DE PUTTE Anton (IRSNB-KBIN)

Documentation

QuakeRecNankai
Paleo-tsunami and earthquake records of ruptures along the Nankai Trough, offshore South-Central Japan

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 1.009.336 €
  • Coordinator : DE BATIST Marc (UGent)
  • Promotors: HEYVAERT Vanessa (IRSNB-KBIN); HUBERT-FERRARI Aurelia (ULg) ; FUJIWARA Osamu (AIST, JP); YOKOYAMA Yusuke (AORI,  JP); BRÜCKNER Helmut (Uni-Koeln, DE)

Documentation

PRESPHOTO
Preservation of microalgae in BCCM collections

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 29/02/2016
  • Budget: 377.700€
  • Coordinator: WILMOTTE Annick (ULg)
  • Promotors: VYVERMAN Wim (UGent)

Documentation

BRAIN-TRAINS
BRAIN-TRansversal Assessment of Intermodal New Strategies

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 780.690 €
  • Coordinator : VANELSLANDER Thierry (UA)
  • Promotors: LIMBOURG Sabine (ULg); VERHOEST Koen (UA); LEONARD Angélique (ULg)

Documentation

SMEAIS
Seismisch toezicht op de Oost-Antarctische poolkap

  • Projectduur: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2015
  • Budget: 149.600€
  • Promotor: LOMBARDI Denis (ORB-KSB)

Documentatie

AEROCLOUD
Hoe beïnvloeden aerosolen en wolken het klimaat in Oost Antarctica?

  • Projectduur: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 628 346€
  • Coördinator: VAN LIPZIG Nicole (KULeuven)
  • Promotoren: DEBACKER Hugo (IRM-KMI); VAN ROOZENDAEL Michel (IASB-BIRA)

Documentatie

  • Projectbeschrijving
  • Projectwebsite
  • Fedra

CORDEX.be
Combineren van regionale downscaling expertise in België: CORDEX en verder

  • Projectduur: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2017
  • Budget: 1 022 525 €
  • Coördinator: TERMONIA Piet (IRM-KMI)
  • Promotoren: WILLEMS Patrick (KULeuven); VAN LIPZIG Nicole (KULeuven); VAN YPERSELE Jean-Pascal (UCL); FETTWEIS Xavier (ULg); DE RIDDER Koen & GOBIN Anne (VITO); STAVRAKOU Trissevgeni (IASB-BIRA); LUYTEN Patrick & VANDEN EYNDE Dries & DULIERE Valérie (IRSNB-KBIN); POTTIAUX Eric (ORB-KSB)

Documentatie

  • Projectbeschrijving
  • Projectwebsite
  • Fedra

 

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