ATLAS will provide essential new knowledge of deep ocean ecosystems in the North Atlantic. This ambitious project will explore the world of deep-sea habitats (200-2000 m) where the greatest gaps in our understanding lie and certain populations and ecosystems are under pressure. The four overarching objectives of ATLAS are to:
1. Advance our understanding of deep Atlantic marine ecosystems and populations;
2. Improve our capacity to monitor, model and predict shifts in deep-water ecosystems and populations;
3. Transform new data, tools and understanding into effective ocean governance;
4. Scenario-test and develop science-led, cost-effective adaptive management strategies that stimulate Blue Growth.
DISCOVERY has been designed to support dialogues between Europe and North America (both the US and Canada) and to foster cooperation in collaborative ICT Research and Innovation. DISCOVERY is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. DISCOVERY was launched on 1st January, 2016 and has implemented a range of activities to achieve its mission. Alongside the organization of the ICT Discovery Labs and capacity-building workshops, to promote bi-regional collaboration in ICT priority areas of strategic interest, the cornerstone of the DISCOVERY project is the Transatlantic ICT Forum.
The EU-NCL aims at fostering innovation in Nanomedicine by providing access to state of the art full characterisation of nanomaterials intended for medical applications, developed by public labs, spin–offs and innovative SMEs. The EU-NCL shall also serve as a European knowledge base for researchers and industry ensuring that European knowledge is documented in Europe for the benefit of the European economy, healthcare systems and patients.
METASPACE projects is focused on the rapidly developing area of spatial metabolomics, in particular, by using imaging mass spectrometry. METASPACE aims to develop computational methods for molecular identification and interpretation of imaging mass spectrometry data and implement them using high-performance cloud computing technologies.
The project PICASSO “ICT Policy, Research and Innovation for a Smart Society: towards new avenues in EU-US ICT collaboration“, funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, brings together EU and US prominent specialists with the aim of reinforcing EU-US ICT collaboration in pre-competitive research in key enabling technologies related to societal challenges of common interest – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems – and to support the EU-US ICT policy dialogue.