The overall goal of the Research Infrastructures (RI) part of the FP7 Capacities programme is to optimise the use and development of the best RI in Europe, and to help create new RI of pan-European interest in all fields of science and technology. RIs for Environment Sciences are specifically addressed by six topics of the call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1, under Integrating Activities: RIs for Atmospheric Research; Sites and experimental platforms for long-term ecosystem research; RIs for native seed conservation; RIs for polar research; RIs for coastal research, including for integrated coastal zone management and planning; and RIs for water resource observation, water resource management and hydrological observation. Other topics including those on policy issues are relevant as well, although they are not specifically targeted at the environment. The deadline of the call is 3 December 2009. With a deadline of 24 November 2009, the call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-2 relates to ICT-based e-Infrastructures and can also be relevant to RIs for environmental sciences.
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