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02.08.2001

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. EUREKA consortium develops flood prevention software

Podczas gdy powodzie wciąż utrzymują się w Polsce powodując dotkliwe szkody w infrastrukturze i budynkach mieszkalnych, projekt EUREKI rozpoczyna tworzenie oprogramowania zapobiegającego powodziom.

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2. EU scientists unravel genetic sequence of nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Naukowcy z Europy, Kanady i Ameryki opublikują dziś kompletną sekwencję genetyczną bakteri asymilującej azot atmosferyczny - sinorhizobium meliloti.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

3. European cities present biotechnology initiatives

Przykłady tego co robią europejskie miasta, aby promować biotechnologię będzie zaprezentowane na konferencji "BioMiasta 2001", która odbedzie się 11 października w Hamburgu (Niemcy).

4. Liikanen to open construction conference

Erkki Liikanen, Członek Komisji Europejskiej ds. Przedsiębiorstw i Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego, wygłosi inauguracyjne przemówienie na konferencji poświęconej produktom konstrukcyjnym na rynek detaliczny, która ma się odbyć w Palais des Congrčs w Brukseli, 4 i 5 grudnia.

5. Hungary and the Framework programme

Regionalne warsztaty poświęcone trójstronnej współpracy pomiędzy krajami Europy centralnej i wschodniej, Unią Europejską oraz Stanami Zjednoczonymi, odbędzie się w Budapeszcie 7 września.

6. Improving software processes' production

Trzecia międzynarodowa konferencja poświęcona ulepszaniu procesów oprogramowania pod kątem produkcji, PROFES 2001, odbędzie się w Kaiserslautern, Niemcy, od 10 do 13 września 2001.

7. Prague conference to promote European Research Area for enlarged Union

Rola Europejskich Dziedzin Badań w procesie powiększania Unii Europejskiej ma być zbadana na konferencji w Pradze, 20 września.

8. The future of heritage - event

Plany związane z badaniami dziedzictwa kulturowego w Szóstym Programie Ramowym (FP6) będą tematem dyskusji 21 września na warsztacie o Inteligentnym dziedziczeniu kultury w Szóstym Programie Ramowym, w Rostok, Niemcy.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

9. JRC calls for study on GMO detection

Zjednoczone Centrum Badawcze (Joint Research Centre) Unii Europejskiej ogłosiło konkurs na studium rozwinięcia metod wykrywania, identyfikacji i określenia ilości genetycznie zmodyfikowanych organizmów (GMOs).

10. Telecommunications networks call for proposals announced

Komisja Europejska ołosiła konkurs na projekty wspólnego zainteresowania w dziedzinie trans-Europejskich sieci telekomunikacyjnych (usługi i zastosowania).

11. Greenhouse gas reduction - project preparation facility study

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Środowiska wydał wcześniejszą informację o konkursie na studium mające na celu zaprojektowanie narzędzia do przygotowywania projektów dla wybranych przedsięwzięć redukcji gazów cieplarnianych.

12. External environmental effects - pre-information notice

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Środowiska podał wcześniejszą informację o konkursie na studium o zewnętrznych efektach środowiskowych związanych z cyklem życia produktów i usług.

13. Commission searching for certified reference materials officer for JRC institute

Komisja Europejska poszukuje osoby do pracy na stanowisku głównego dyrektora naukowego, która by wzięła na siebie obowiązki związane z certyfikowanymi materiałami referencyjnymi w Instytucie Materiałów Referencyjnych i Miar (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements) w Geel, Belgia.

14. Commission looking for new head of nuclear chemistry unit

Komisja Europejska poszukuje wysokiej rangi naukowca o międzynarodowej reputacji na stanowisko dyrektora swojej jednostki chemii nuklearnej w Karlsruhe.

15. The impact of climate protection on the transport sector study required

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Energii i Transportu ogłosił konkurs na studium na temat "Cele ochrony klimatu i ich wpływ na transport i inne ważne sektory w Europie."

16. Commission calls for research into behavioural change in transport use

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Energii i Transportu wydał zaproszenie do składania ofert na studium dotyczące "Wzrostu świadomości i zmian zachowań w wykorzystaniu transportu"

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1. EUREKA consortium develops flood prevention software

Record Control Number : 17161

Date : 2001-08-01

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

As floods continue to claim lives in Poland whilst causing severe damage to infrastructure and housing, a EUREKA project is beginning to develop flood prevention software.

The three year project, RisUrSim involves municipal water managers, local planners, insurance experts and mathematicians from Norway and Germany and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research along with the Norwegian research council.

The project will focus on four problem areas:

- The efficiency and overloading of drainage systems, including possible surface flow paths;

- The quantity and quality of damage;

- Plans for adjoining new housing areas to existing drainage systems and for the renovation of whole sections of the system;

- Insurance issues.

Solutions will be provided though a simulation model, and by using the most recent mathematical and IT findings together with engineering methods. The project aims to develop a computer supported management system. The geographic information system (GIS) tool will enable planners to analyse and predict water levels as well as the direction of surface water flow on streets, along curbs and in drainage ducts.

'The RisUrSim software is comprised of three modules,' explained Dr Klaus-Peter Nieschulz, project leader from the Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno

- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM) . 'Using partial differential equations, we create and approximate simulation of how and where water drains away within towns. The flow and capacity of the drainage network is calculated using shallow water equations. And finally, a 'damage function' estimates the cost involved, according to the level of floodwater in the basement up to the first floor.'

The project is particularly timely in the light of the recent floods along the Vistula in Poland, which have already claimed around 25 lives. EU Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen proposed on 31 July that an additional 15 million euro from the EU PHARE accession funds be used towards a flood damage reconstruction programme for Poland. Commissioner Verheugen declared that he also supports the idea of re-programming some ongoing projects towards the affected regions.

'These actions are another sign of solidarity that we show towards the Polish people,' said Commissioner Verheugen. 'We will be exploring with the Government how this support can be provided to the local communities that have been most affected,' he said.

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Data Source Provider : Fraunhofer Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Document Reference : Fraunhofer Institut, EUREKA; Commission
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Safety
Contact Person : For further information on the project, please contact:
Dr Klaus-Pieter Nieschulz
Tel: +49-631-2054001
Fax: +49-631-2054447
E-mail: nieschulz@itwm.fhg.de

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2. EU scientists unravel genetic sequence of nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Record Control Number : 17141

Date : 2001-07-27

Category : Result

General Information :

Scientists from Europe, Canada and America will today publish the complete genetic sequence of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium sinorhizobium meliloti.

The breakthrough, achieved with the help of 2,442,000 euro of funding from the EU's Fourth Framework Programme Biotechnology Programme, allows a better understanding of the way in which bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen and transfer it to plants. In the long term, it may help scientists to discover ways of enabling plants to carry out this nitrogen-fixing capacity for themselves, cutting out the need for nitrogen fertilisers.

EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin said: 'This project demonstrates the contribution of modern biotechnology to sorting out some of our current environmental problems. By nature, these problems need to be tackled at a European level. EU-funded research provides the tools and the general framework to help European science innovate more easily and more rapidly.'

Project co-coordinator Francis Galibert, from the University of Rennes, France, said: 'This work is important because of the nature of the bacterium which has been analysed and its role in our living world. Initiated in Europe, the project also shows how useful European funding is

- in this case enabling several laboratories to form a network. I hope that Europe will maintain its support for sequencing small genomes of interest for biotechnology.'

Nitrogen is an essential ingredient for plant growth, obtained from ammonium ions provided by nitrogen fertilisers or through the natural absorption of nitrogen in the atmosphere.

Over 80 million tons of nitrogen fertiliser was manufactured last year, representing a market value of over 15 billion euros. Nitrogen fertiliser, however, only accounts for 30 per cent of the total nitrogen plant absorption of the chemical. The rest is taken in through natural processes such as symbiosis, which occurs between plants and a group of bacteria known as rhizobium. The bacteria transform atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium ions which can be easily absorbed by the plant. Any left over ions created in this way are released into the soil, helping to enrich and replenish it. A greater understanding of this form of natural symbiosis is therefore key to the development of sustainable, environmentally friendly agriculture.

The sinorhizobium meliloti bacterium is a symbiotic micro-organism belonging to the rhizobium group, associated with many plant species important to soil and crop management, such as alfalfa (medicago sativa) . It is also biologically similar to some plant and animal pathogens.

The research found that S. meliloti contains a relatively large amount of genetic material, which is divided into three parts

- the largest section, the chromosome, and two smaller parts, called megaplasmids.

For 60 per cent of the genes identified, scientists have been able to propose biological functions, pending further testing, by comparing the gene sequences with those of other micro-organisms. The results suggest that the chromosome controls the key functions of the cell, while the role of making the bacterium membranes and fixing nitrogen are each dealt with by one of the two megaplasmids. Additional research is necessary to determine the function of the remaining 40 per cent of the genes identified in the bacterium

The project involved scientific teams from Rennes and Tolosan in France, Gembloux and Louvain la Neuve in Belgium and Konstanz and Bielefeld in Germany, as well as teams from Ontario in Canada and Stanford in the USA.

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Data Source Provider : DG Research
Document Reference : Based on a press release from the European Commission Research DG
Programme Acronym : BIOTECH 4
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology
Contact Person : For further information please contact:

Francis Galibert
Université de Rennes
France
Tel: +33 2 99336216/ +33 6 08247243
Fax: +33 2 99336200
E-mail: francis.galibert@univ-rennes1.fr

Ati Vassarotti
Quality of Life Programme
Research Directorate-General
Tel: +32 2 2958309
Fax: +32 2 2991860
E-mail: alessio.vassarotti@cec.eu.int

Michel Claessens
Information and Communication Unit
Research Directorate-General
Tel: +32 2 2959971
Fax: +32 2 2958220
E-mail: michel.claessens@cec.eu.int

Related News : 17107

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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3. European cities present biotechnology initiatives

Record Control Number : 17142

Date : 2001-07-27

Category : Event

General Information :

Examples of what European cities are doing to promote biotechnology will be presented at 'BioCities 2001', to be held in Hamburg, Germany on 11 October.

Representatives from eight biocities in six Member States will present overviews of national policies as well as specific initiatives.

The conference objectives are to introduce examples of approaches and practices where the further development of biotechnology has been successfully pursued in selected European cities; to discuss mechanisms to support and further the cause of biotechnology in such cities, using their potential for scientific development and economic growth and to set up working links and partnerships between biocities, with a view to providing a forum for information exchange and networking.

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Data Source Provider : TuTech
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.biocities2001.de

or contact:
Prof Walter Leal Filho
TuTech
Tel: +49 40 76618050
Fax: +49 40 76618058
E-mail: biotechnologie@tutech.de


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4. Liikanen to open construction conference

Record Control Number : 17143

Date : 2001-07-27

Category : Event

General Information :

Erkki Liikanen, the EU's Enterprise and Information society Commissioner, will give the inaugural address at a conference on construction products for the single market: expectations and reality is to be held at the Palais des Congrčs in Brussels on December 4 and 5 this year.

The event will look at issues such as standards, some of which were drawn up on the basis of research carried out under the EU fourth Framework programme..

The event is being organised by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) in association with the European Commission Enterprise Directorate-General and the secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) .

The conference will offer a forum for debate on the major issues surrounding the establishment of the single European market in construction products. It aims to address the implications of the EU directive for construction products and will include talks by key representatives of the Enterprise Directorate-General

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A reduced entrance fee is available to those who register before
September 15 2001.

Data Source Provider : CEN
Document Reference : Based on a press release from CEN
Subject Index Codes : Industrial Manufacture
Contact Person : For further information please contact:

Kristien Van Ingelgem
CEN Management Centre
Brussels
Tel: +32-2-5500958
Fax: +32-2-5500819
E-mail: kristien.vaningelgem@cenorm.be
Secure on-line booking is also available at http://www.cenorm.
be/news/conferences/construction.htm


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5. Hungary and the Framework programme

Record Control Number : 17152

Date : 2001-07-30

Category : Event

General Information :

A regional workshop on trilateral cooperation between central and eastern European (CEE) countries, the European Union and the USA will take place in Budapest on 7 September.

The event is designed to find out how US partners can be integrated into Framework projects using the existing links between US and CEE researchers. It will also analyse the role of NGOs (Non-governmental organisations) and liaison offices in fostering multinational initiatives. Representatives from the European Commission's DG Research will be on hand, as will US Department of State and CEE experts.

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Data Source Provider : DG Research
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Dora Groo
Hungarian science and technology foundation
Bem Jozsef u. 2
1021 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: +36-1-2147714
E-mail: tetalap@tatalap.hu


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6. Improving software processes' production

Record Control Number : 17153

Date : 2001-07-30

Category : Event

General Information :

The third international conference on the production orientated improvement of software processes, PROFES 2001, will take place in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on 10 to 13 September 2001.

The aim of the event is to present the most recent research results as well as solutions from industry, and to strengthen dialogue between scientists and users. The conference is also aiming to encourage participation from young researchers, who will be invited to present their first research results and introduce new problems and research themes.

Conference themes include software and process assessment, improvement and modelling, empirical software engineering, methods and tools and industrial experiences.

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Interested parties should register before 31 August, or before 17
August for a reduced registration fee.

Data Source Provider : Fraunhofer Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering
Document Reference : Based on a press release
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.ele.vtt.fi/profes2001


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7. Prague conference to promote European Research Area for enlarged Union

Record Control Number : 17156

Date : 2001-07-31

Category : Event

General Information :

The role of the European Research Area in the enlargement process of the European Union is to be examined in a conference in Prague on September 20 2001.

The conference, which will include Czech government officials and academics as well as JRC and Commission representatives, is being organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Technology centre of the academy of sciences in the Czech Republic.

The event aims to pave the way for enhanced collaboration by promoting dialogue with research organisations in the Czech Republic and identifying potentially interested partners.

The JRC, the research organisation of the European Commission, plays a key role in supporting the enlargement process. Through eight specialised institutes in five different countries, the JRC supports the efforts of applicant countries to acquire the scientific and technological know-how needed to implement and develop EU law. The European Research Area initiative proposed by Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin will enable the JRC to consolidate this role through improved networking with research organisations across the enlarged Union.

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Data Source Provider : JRC
Document Reference : Based on a press release from the JRC
Programme Acronym : ERA
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information please contact:
Ms Nada Konickova
Technology centre of the academy of sciences CR
National Contact Organisation for the RTD Framework programme
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 2 20390705
E-mail: konickova@tc.cas.cz


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8. The future of heritage - event

Record Control Number : 17165

Date : 2001-08-01

Category : Event

General Information :

Plans for cultural heritage research under the Sixth RTD Framework programme (FP6) will be under discussion on September 21 this year at a workshop on Intelligent cultural heritage (ICH) under FP6 in Rostock, Germany.

The event is being organised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Rostock, Germany, with support from the FP6 Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. It aims to consult policy makers and experts on cultural heritage research themes and priorities under the Sixth Framework programme and discuss ideas for the future development of this field of research.

The key theme of the workshop will be the concept of Intelligent cultural heritage, which aims to incorporate new advances in technology into the experience and preservation of cultural heritage. The workshop will be attended by representatives from projects which use such technology to allow a more 'intelligent' approach to cultural heritage research, for example through the use of virtual imaging and location-aware computers. The concept of an 'ambient intelligence landscape'

- a form of ubiquitous, hidden intelligence which allows humans to interact with their environment

- will also be under discussion.

Participation in the workshop is limited to those who have contributed in advance.

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The workshop is limited to participants who have contributed in
advance.

Data Source Provider : Fraunhofer Institute
Document Reference : Based on information posted on the internet by the Fraunhofer Institute
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST, FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Social Aspects
Contact Person : For further information please contact:

Dr Nailja Luth
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Rostock
E-mail: nluth@rostock.igd.fhg.de

Mr Jan Hoorens
European Commission
DG Information Society
Directorate 2
E-mail: jan.hoorens@cec.eu.int

http://www.rostock.igd.fhg.de/~nluth/ICHWeb/main.php

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9. JRC calls for study on GMO detection

Record Control Number : 17148

Date : 2001-07-30

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced a call for tenders for a study on the development of methods for the detection, identification and quantification of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) .

The study will involve collaboration for the development of methods for the detection, identification and quantification of genetically modified organisms. The main focuses of the study should be:

- rapid characterisation of inserted sequences;

- analysis of the stability of integrated sequences in GMOs;

- approaches for the mapping of transgenic varieties.

The duration of the contract will be four years.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents is 20.08.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 10.09.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 144-098955 of 28.07.2001, p.65
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology, Food, Agriculture
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Joint Research Centre
Institute for Health and Consumer Protection
Att: A. Cerutti
Management Support Unit
via Fermi 1
TP 331
I 21020 Ispra

Tel: +39-03-32 78 97 83
Fax +39-03-32 78 62 35


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10. Telecommunications networks call for proposals announced

Record Control Number : 17160

Date : 2001-07-31

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for projects of common interest in the field of trans-European telecommunications networks (generic services and applications) .

The exploitation of broadband mobile networks is of particular interest as it allows the upgrading of existing, as well as the development of entirely new services and applications.

Organisations or consortia are invited to submit proposals concerning the projects as follows:

- trans-European telecommunications generic service

- trans-European telecommunications networks for education and training

- trans-European telecommunications networks for access to Europe's cultural heritage

- trans-European telecommunications networks for transport and mobility

- trans-European telecommunications networks for the environment and emergency management

- trans-European telecommunications networks for health and consumer protection

- trans-European city and regional information networks (as a combination of projects mentioned above)

- trans-European telecommunications networks for new methods and services for the job market.

The indicative Community budget allocation for this call is 20 million euro, 5 million of which is proposed to be allocated from the 2001 budget and 15 million of which is proposed to be allocated from the 2002 budget.

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 07.09.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No C 211 of 28.07.2001, p.55
Subject Index Codes : Telecommunications, Education, Training, Transport, Environmental
Protection, Medicine, Health
Contact Person : The full text of the call and the guide for proposers are available
at the following web address:
http://www.ispo.cec.be/tentelecom


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11. Greenhouse gas reduction - project preparation facility study

Record Control Number : 17166

Date : 2001-08-01

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Environment DG has given prior notification of a call for tenders for a study on the design of a project preparation facility for selected greenhouse gas reduction projects.

The objectives of the study are to:

- design a screening framework to identify those projects within existing EC programmes that could have a potential for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;

- prepare a brief vade-mecum on project based mechanisms and standard terms of reference for additional elements to be considered during the preparation of projects within existing programmes in order to realise cost efficient emission reduction potentials (such as baselines and benchmarks) ;

- develop recommendations for essential elements of a future Commission grant scheme ('project preparation facility') . Such a scheme would aim at providing support to the project developer in order to meet the incremental project preparation costs for emission reduction projects that would benefit from project based mechanisms, such as JI or the CDM under the Kyoto Protocol.

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The provisional date for launching tendering procedures is 31.08.
2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 146-100443 of 01.08.2001, p.43
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection


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12. External environmental effects - pre-information notice

Record Control Number : 17167

Date : 2001-08-01

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Environment DG has given prior notification of a call for tenders for a study on external environmental effects related to the life cycle of products and services.

The contract is being awarded in the context of the development of a European Community integrated product policy. The study should provide an overview of external environmental effects, both in terms of quantified physical impacts and monetisation.

The budget is set at a maximum of 135,000 euro.

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The provisional date for launching the tendering procedures is 31.
08.2001

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text, when available, in the Official
Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 146-100445 of 01.08.2001, p.45
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection


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13. Commission searching for certified reference materials officer for JRC institute

Record Control Number : 17173

Date : 2001-08-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission is looking to recruit a principal scientific officer to take charge of certified reference materials (CRM) at the institute for reference materials and measurements (IRMM) in Geel, Belgium.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the guidance and follow-up of CRM certification campaigns and for the quality assessment and acceptance of new CRMs, particularly in the area of life sciences.

Applicants must be analytical chemists with a university degree and a minimum of 15 years professional experience, of which seven must be in life sciences. Candidates are also required to have a good knowledge of preparatory and analytical techniques in the area of life sciences (food safety, biotechnology, clinical chemistry) and experience of dealing with problems relating to metrological uncertainty calculation and CRM stability problems. Experience in the certification of reference materials and proven management experience is also required.

Applicants must be nationals of an EU member state and have been born after 14.09.1951. A thorough knowledge of one official EU language and satisfactory knowledge of a second of these languages is required. The position will be located at the IRMM in Geel and in any place of work of the European Commission. The job is based on a renewable five-year contract.

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Candidates requesting application forms in writing must do so
before 06.09.2001.
Signed and completed application forms must be returned to the
above address postmarked no later than 14.09.2001

Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information supplied by the European Commission.
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research
Contact Person : Application forms can be requested in writing from the following
address before 06.09.2001:
European Commission (COM/R/A/ /2000)
SDME 4/31
200 Rue de la Loi
B-1049 Brussels
Fax: +32 2 296 2239

Application forms and further information can also be obtained at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/selectio.html

or

http://www/cordis.lu


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14. Commission looking for new head of nuclear chemistry unit

Record Control Number : 17174

Date : 2001-08-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission is looking for a high calibre scientist of international reputation to head up its Karlsruhe-based nuclear chemistry unit.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating the research and development activities of the unit and supporting Commission policies in this field. This will include encouraging collaboration with leading research centres in the areas of radiochemistry and analytical chemistry for nuclear control measurements.

Candidates must have a university degree in nuclear or analytical chemistry and a minimum of 12 years professional experience, of which seven must be in the field. Proven research laboratory management experience and good communication and presentation skills are also essential. Applicants must also have experience of managing international and multi-disciplinary projects and quality management skills.

Applicants must be EU member state nationals born after 14.09.1946. The job will be located in the Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe, Germany and in any place of work of the European Commission. A thorough knowledge of one official EU language and satisfactory knowledge of a second of these languages is required. The position is based on a renewable five-year contract.

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Signed and completed application forms must be returned to the
above address postmarked no later than 14.09.2001

Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information from the European Commission.
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research
Contact Person : Application forms can be requested in writing from the following
address before 06.09.2001 from the following address:
European Commission (COM/R/A/ /2000)
SDME 4/31
200 Rue de la Loi
B-1049 Brussels
Fax: +32 2 296 2239

Application forms and further information can also be obtained at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/selectio.html

or

http://www/cordis.lu


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15. The impact of climate protection on the transport sector study required

Record Control Number : 17175

Date : 2001-08-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Energy and Transport DG has announced a call for tenders for a study on 'climate protection objectives and its implications for transport and other relevant sectors in Europe'.

The objective of the study is to provide the scientific and analytical input to continue the process of developing integrated transport and energy policy strategies for an enlarged Community, which contribute to the need of drastic greenhouse gas emissions reduction over the next 50 years.

The analysis should cover the period 2010 to 2030 and focus on transport and energy, its technologies, fuel specifications, infrastructure requirements and relevant policies and measures in a world of climate protection.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents 10.09.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 17.09.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 147-101244 of 02.08.2001, p.71
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Transport
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Energy and Transport
Attn Mr Kuebler
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32-2-295 2950
Fax +32-2-296 9483
E-mail: Knut.Kuebler@cec.eu.int


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16. Commission calls for research into behavioural change in transport use

Record Control Number : 17176

Date : 2001-08-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Energy and Transport DG has issued an invitation to tender for a study concerning 'awareness raising and behavioural change in transport use'.

The purpose of the contract, which will be of no more than 15 months' duration, is the compilation of a study, which will review existing studies and pilot projects on awareness raising and behavioural change in transport with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of transport, and draw up a master plan for an EU wide coordinated action programme, also identifying possible coordinators. The study shall be carried out in close cooperation with the organisations concerned.

Text :

Remarks :
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 10.09.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 17.09.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 147-101243 of 02.08.2001, p.70
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Environmental Protection
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Energy and Transport
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32-2-296 1188
Fax +32-2-296 9483
E-mail: Franz-Xavier.Soeldner@cec.eu.int


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Stronę przygotował Piotr Sadłowski