The cceia of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF)

Is a non-profit multidisciplinary research institution. It was established in 2008 building on its partner institution the Cyprus Academic Research Forum (CARI), and is specifically designed to accommodate and support the needs of researchers regarding specifically funding opportunities available. In addition to the support it offers, UNRF is striving to further the ‘research space’ of Cyprus which is conducive to the pursuit of research and other creative and scholarly undertakings, and above all to ensure a broad representation of research across all disciplines. Specifically, the main aim of the institution is to support researchers to seek funded research, either at the local, EU or overseas level. The success of a proposal is also followed up by UNRF which has established mechanisms for post-award administration involving financial and legal support. The fellows of the UNRF pursue a wide range of research topics within a range of disciplines, including Life & Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management and MIS, Marketing, Education, Social Sciences, Psychology etc.

Address: 66 Metochiou, Engomi, 2407, tel: 357 22 841 661; fax: 357 22355116

email for contact: Yamasaki.e@unic.ac.cy

The Environment Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment advising on environmental policy and coordinates programs for the environment. Supervises to ensure the implementation of policy and coordination of procedures for adopting the European policy and legislation on the environment. Chairs the Committee on Environmental Impact Assessment, promotes, among other things, enforces the laws on control of water pollution and the management of solid and hazardous waste and encourage environmental awareness and information. The Service is also the administrative arm of the Environment Council. It is the national contact point for intergovernmental organizations CSD, MCSD, SMAP, MAP, INFOTERRA and UNEP, and the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, the Bern Convention for the Protection of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna of Barcelona for the Protection of the Mediterranean, Basel on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes, Vienna and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the ozone layer, biodiversity, combat desertification, climate change, the Ramsar Convention for the Protection of wetlands, the assessment of trans-boundary environmental impacts, and the Aarhus for public access to information on the Environment.

Address: Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, 1411, tel: 357 22408948; fax: 357 22 774945

email for contact: tmesimeris@environment.moa.gov.cy

The Democritus cceia of Thrace (D.U.Th) is one of the leading academic and research institutes in Greece, consisting of 2 schools and 18 Departments. One of them is the Department of Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. Its mission is to train young scientists and provide them with the appropriate skills to deal with the crucial environmental problems. In addition, the research conducted by the faculty members is oriented towards the harmonisation and compliance with EU environmental policy and regulations concerning sustainable development, safeguarding of public health and protection of the environment. The Department hosts (or participates as a project partner) various national and international Research and Technological Development Projects, focusing on environmental research, that is carried out in the fully equipped laboratories of the Department.

Address: Department of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Democritus cceia of Thrace, Vas Sofias 12, Xanthi, 67100, Greece,

tel: 30 2541079451; fax: 30 2541079454

Email for contact:  paschal@env.duth.gr

 

The Laboratory of Meteorology of the cceia of Ioannina (UILM) was founded in 1970, focusing initially on the needs of education and meteorological/climatological research. During the last decade, UILM expanded its activities in the wider field of Environmental Physics and Atmospheric Pollution. Nowadays, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Atmospheric Physics, Air-Water & Soil Pollution, Protection of the Environment, Natural Disasters, Environmental Risk Assessment, Meteorology, Climatology, Renewable Sources etc. Additionally, it hosts (or participates as a project partner) various national and international Research and Technological Development Projects, focusing on environmental research. The laboratory is fully equipped with modern meteorological instruments, automatic synoptic meteorological stations and the necessary IT infrastructure and software (such as air pollution and meteorological models). The academic and research personnel of the laboratory consists of 2 Associate Professors, an Assistant Professor and a lecturer, as well as 10 postgraduate students, PhD candidates and Post-Doctoral Research Associates.

Address: cceia of Ionnina, Research Committee, cceia Campus, Ioannina, 45110, Greece

tel 302651007134; fax: 302651007040

Email for contact: pkassom@uoi.gr

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE). The Health Protection Agency’s role is to provide an integrated approach to protecting UK public health through the provision of support and advice to the NHS, local authorities, emergency services, other Arms Length Bodies, the Department of Health and the Devolved Administrations. The HPA has a large network of approximately 3500 staff based at four major centres (Colindale, Porton, Chilton and South Mimms) and regionally and locally throughout England. The CRCE undertakes its major functions of providing advice on the effects of radiological, chemical and environmental hazards on human health, carrying out supporting research and providing services and advice to the highest standards using appropriate quality assurance programmes. The CRCE is involved in several national and EU research projects on environmental health, risk assessment and risk management.

The above consortium will be coordinated by the project Coordinator who will be responsible for the organization of the meetings and the good communication and collaboration among the research team members. Thus, the research team will meet at least 3 times during the project and will be in close communication through electronic mail and teleconferences. It is noted that all the important decisions about the project will be taken during the coordination meetings and teleconferences.

Address: UK Health Protection Agency (UK), Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, near Didcot, Oxon Keppel Street, OX110RQ, UK. Tel 441235831600, fax 441235833891

Email for contact: Sotiris.Vardoulakis@hpa.org.uk