The University of Aveiro (UAVR) is one of Portugal’s 14 public universities. Founded in 1973, has grown into a successful, dynamic and competitive institution. Integrated in the community and regions, has a strong research dimension and offers a widerange of educational programmes, from post-secundary vocational to doctoral programmes. Committed from the start to innovation, quality and the attainment of national and international recognition in the pillars of Education, Research and Cooperation with Society, UA has built a profile based on sciences and technology and on pioneering areas. The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) – Associated Laboratory of the University of Aveiro – has as its fundamental mission to develop research in the coastal and marine environment, integrating the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and social sphere.
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The Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research – is a National R&D institute under the NorwegianMinistry of Agricultural and Food. The main areas of competence are linked to food quality and safety, agricultural and rural development, environmental and water protection and natural resources management. Biosfork has a staff of about 500.
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IBW PAN, employing ca. 60 people, covers fundamental and applied research in marine and inland water engineering, coastal engineering, soil mechanics and foundation, geotechnics, geo-mechanics and environmental engineering. Theoretical studies are supplemented with extensive laboratory and field investigations.
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ABIORAS is a regional branch of governamental non-profit research institute under Russian Academy of Sciences, 450 employers (210 permanent and 240 ships crews), founded 11 of October, 1961. Abioras conducts independent basic and applied researches on integrative study of the Baltic Sea (as well as coastal waters and coastal zone) as an enclosed sea in the Atlantic Ocean. The Laboratory for Coastal Systems Study (16 researchers including 11PhDs and 4 engineers) will be responsible to participate in the project. Its main activities are in physical, sedimentological and integrative studies including a numerical modelling of the aquatic coastal systems with respect of their role in cascade watershed-seaward transport of matter and energy.
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The Sea Fisheries Institute (SFI), founded in 1949, becomes National Marine Fisheries Research Institute in 24 June, 2011. SFI is a non-profit research organisation financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development. SFI activities are covering fisheries resources, fisheries oceanography and marine ecology, fisheries economics, food and environment chemistry and food processing technology. SFI has a staff of about 230.
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One of UNIVDUN‘s key objective is to engage water law, policy and science researchers in joined-up new approaches to resspond more coherently and completely to water resources management issues. UNIVDUN is founding member of the UNESCO HELP (Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy) programme and the Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters. UNIVDUN also servers as a Regional Coordinating Centre for HELP basins based in Europe.
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OSENU, Odessa State Environmental University, is a affiliated body of the Ministry of the Education and Science of Ukraine. The main areas of competence are related to carrying out scientific research in the field of Hydrometeorology (Meteorology, Oceanology, Hydrology, Agrometeorology), Ecology and Environmental Control, Sustainable Nature Management. OSENU staff include circa 130 PhDs and 35 Doctors of Science (Scientiae Doctors).
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The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is a government funded research institute with the main role of targeting problems related to global change. PIK scientists play central roles in the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, occupy several critical authorship functions in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC), are involved in several German Research Programmes related to water and climate, and directly advise German Federal Government on Climate Change issues. PIK mantains global and regional databases and state-of-the-art models for global change impact assessment, including water and climate issues. PIK has a staff of about 200.
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The University of Murcia (UMU) is the most important research organization in the Region of Murcia, it is a public institution devoted to providing higher education to the public. The UMU has more than 29,000 students with a teaching staff of 2,612 professors spread over 4 campuses.
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