EC Framework Programme 5
Funding Organisation: European Commission
Country of origin: European Union
What type of research is funded? Basic, Demonstration
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Programme Driven
Total budget:  14960 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  %
Programme start year: 1998
Duration of programme: 4 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  Yes
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Mega-sites
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Quality of life and management of living resources . Budget: 2.413 million euros.    
Objective: to improve health, develop agro-industry and promote sustainable use of natural resources.   
2) User-friendly information society . Budget: 3.6 billion euros.    
Objective: to develop information technology services for the citizen.   
3) Competitive and sustainable growth . Budget: 2.705 million euros.    
Objective: to contribute to creating competitive European industry and sustainable transport systems and to support efficient, high-quality production. 
4) Energy, environment and sustainable development . Budget: 2.125 million euros (of which 975 million for nuclear energy). Objective: to help to meet the environmental challenges and strike a balance between economic development and environmental sustainability.
Long Description: 
For 15 years the European Union has been conducting a research and technological development policy based on multi-annual framework programmes. Today the 
fifth such framework programme, like its predecessors, is having a marked impact on research activities in the Member States. However, to harness its full
potential, a broader-based approach is needed, including establishment of a true European Research Area to put Europe in a stronger position to emerge as one
of the driving forces for research on the world scene. The fifth framework programme ('the programme') is geared to the challenges facing the European Union today and to its citizens' aspirations. Unlike its
predecessors, this new framework for research focuses on solving current social and economic problems more than on pure research, with a view to improving
the standard of living and working conditions in Europe. Nevertheless, the programme also provides continuity with the previous programmes, by encouraging transnational cooperation, support for infrastructure,
dissemination of results and participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme consists of two parts, one covering nuclear, the other non-nuclear research. The former is run by the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC
or EURATOM) and the latter by the European Community (EC). The EC programme, with a budget of 13.981 million euros, is divided into four thematic programmes,
three horizontal programmes and one specific programme for the Joint Research Centre. The EURATOM programme, with a budget of 979 million euros, covers nuclear
energy, particularly fusion and fission. To give a sharper focus to the research objectives, the two programmes are complementary. A combined total of 14.960
million is therefore available for this programme, spread over five years from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2002.

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Projects Supported by this Programme:

PhytoDec A Decision Support System to quantify cost/benefit relationships of the use of vegetation in the management of heavy metal polluted soils and dredged sediments

DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control

ALIANCE Advance Logging Investigations of Aquifers in Coastal Environments

ATEAM Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling

AFFOREST Afforestation management in north-western Europe - influence on nitrogen leaching, groundwater recharge, and carbon sequestration

DESPRAL An environmental soil test to determine the potential from Sediment and Phosphorus transfer in Run-off from Agricultural Land

ACE Analysing combination effects of mixtures of estrogenic chemicals in marine and freshwater organisms

ARTDEMO Artificial recharge demonstration project

AISUWRS Assessing and Improving Sustainablilty of Urban Water Resources and Systems

APUSS Assessing infiltration and exfiltration on the performance of urban sewer systems

POSEIDON Assessment of technologies for the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in sewage and drinking water facilities to improve the indirect potable water reuse

AWACSS Automated Water Analyser Computer Supported System

BMW Benchmark Models for the Water framework directive

BOREMED Boron contamination of water resources in the Mediterranean region: Distribution, sources, social impact and remediation

BEAM Bridging effect assessment of mixtures to ecosystem situations and regulation

CEMBA CE based instrument using Microsystem and Biosensor technologies for bioremediation monitoring Applications

CEMERA Centre of complex environmental monitoring and environmental risk assessment

CEEAM Centre of Excellence in Environmental Analysis and Monitoring

RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

CLARINET CLARINET - The Contaminated Land Rehabilitation Network For Environmental Technologies in Europe

COMPRENDO Comparative Research on Endocrine Disrupters - Phylogenetic Approach and Common Principles focussing on Androgenic/Antiandrogenic Compounds

COMET Composition of dissolved organic matter and its interaction with metals and ultraviolet radiation in river-ocean systems: impact on the microbial food web

CARE-S Computer Aided REhabilitation of Sewer Networks

CARE-W Computer Aided REhabilitation of Water Networks

CABERNET Concerted Action on Brownfield and Economic Regeneration Network

EMECAP Conference on mercury as a global pollutant

CORONA Confidence in forecasting of natural attenuation as a risk-based groundwater remediation strategy

TERRANOVA Controlled Environment Biopiling for Contaminated Land Treatment

CD4WC Cost effective development of urban wastewater systems for Waterframework directive compliance

DAUFIN Data Assimilation within a Unifying Modeling Framework for Improved River Basin Water Resources Management

SEDNET Demand driven, European Sediment Research Network

AQEM Development and Testing of an Integrated Assessment System for the Ecological Quality of Streams and Rivers Throughout Europe Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates

RADWAT Development of a Continuous, Intelligent, Autonomous, Real Time Monitoring and Alarming System for Radon Detection in Ground Water

LIBERATION Development of a decision support system for sustainable management of contaminated land by linking bioavailability, ecological risk and ground water pollution of organic pollutants

DITTY Development of an information technology tool for the management of Southern European lagoons under the influence of river-basin runoff

CPDW Development of harmonised tests to be used in the European Approval Scheme concerning Construction Products in contact with Drinking Water

DIMDESMOTOM Development of Improved Detection Systems for Monitoring of Toxic Heavy Metals (THM) in Contaminated Groundwaters and Soils

WELCOME Development of Integrated Management System (IMS) for Prevention and Reduction of Pollution and Reduction of Pollution of Waterbodies at Contaminated Industrial Areas

METALBIORDUCTION Development of technologies using the activity of sulphate and metal reducing bacteria (SMRB) to remove heavy metals and metalloids from ground waters and soils

FAME Development, Evaluation and Implementation of a Standarized Fish-based Assessment Method for the Ecological Status of European Rivers A Contribution to the Water Framework Directive

ECOFRAME Ecological quality and functioning of shallow lake ecosystems with respect to the needs of the European Water Framework Directive

ENVIMAN Environmental management of hazardous mining wastes and effluents


ERAVMIS Environmental Risk Assessment of Veterinary Medicines in Slurry

EUROCAT European catchments, catchment changes and their impact on the coast

ENVIRPHARMA European Conference on human and veterinary pharmaceutical products in the aquatic environment: fate, effects and regulation : knowledge and future needs.

EUGRIS European Groundwater and Contaminated Land Remediation Information System

EMERGE European mountain lake ecosystems: regionalisation, diagnostics & socio-economic evaluation

Chainet European network on chain analysis for environmental decision support

EUWARENESS European Water Regimes and the Notion of a Sustainable Status

ABACUS Evaluation of availability to biota for organic compounds ubiquitous in soils and sediments

FLOBAR2 Floodplain Biodiversity and Restoration

FLOBAR 2 Floodplain Biodiversity and Restoration

FIRMA Freshwater Integrated Resource Management with Agents


GOUVERNE Guidelines for the Organisation, Use and Validation of information systems for Evaluating aquifer Resources and Needs

Harmoni-CA Harmonised Modelling Tools for Integrated Basin Management

Harmoni-CA Harmonised Modelling Tools for Integrated River Basin Management. WP4:Joint use of monitoring and modelling

HarmoniCOP Harmonising Collaborative Planning

HARMONIQUA Harmonising quality assurance in model based catchment and river basin management

HYGEIA HYbrid GEophysical technology for the evaluation of Insidious contaminated Areas

BIOTECTOR+ Improved Pollution Monitoring & Control through the Development of an Innovative Integrated Multi-Component Continuous on-line Analyser

IMSIS In Situ Monitoring of Landfill Related Contaminants in Soil and Water by Infrared Sensing

IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries

TARGET Integrated Assessment Tools to Gauge Local Functional Status Within Freshwater Ecosystems

INCORE Integrated Concept for Groundwater Remediation

AQUAREC Integrated Concepts for Reuse of Upgraded Wastewater

GEOWATERS Integrated Geophysical Techniques for Surveying and Quantifying Potentially Polluted Sediments in European Waterways

INCA Integrated Nitrogen Model for European Catchments

SOWA Integrated Soil and Water Protection

TRANSCAT Integrated water management of transboundary catchments

EUROLAKES Integrated Water Resource management for Important Deep European lakes and their Catchment Areas

Phytoplankton-Online Interactive regulation of phytoplankton succession by physical forcing and internal phosphorus loading: A comparative study in eutrophic freshwater lakes from different climatic regimes

JOINT Joint Technical Approach for Decontamination of Soil and Groundwater

BUFFER Key Nutrient Transport Mechanisms Important For The Prediction Of Nutrient And Phytoplankton Concentrations In European Standing Waters

LOWRGREP Landscape-use Optimisation With Regards of the Groundwater Resources Protection in the mountain hardrock areas

PEREBAR Long-term performance of permeable reactive barriers used for the remediation of contaminated groundwater

Magnetic proxy … Magnetic proxy mapping of anthropogenic impacts on the low Danube sediments.

MAGWAT Magnetic Resonance Imaging System for Ground Water Investigations

Water Analysis Method for on-line measuring and analysis of polluted water

WATER ANALYSIS Method for on-line measuring and analysis of polluted water

SALTRANS Methods for assessing salt intrusion and transport in heterogeneous and fractured aquifers

MICRORISK Microbiological risk assessment: a scientific basis for managing drinking water safety from source to tap

CITYFISH Modelling the Ecological Quality of Urban Rivers: Ecotoxicological Factors Limiting Restoration of Fish Populations

MAROC Molecular Tools For Assessing The Bioremediation Potential In Organohalogen-Contaminated Sites

MULTIBARRIER Multifunctional permeable barriers carrying well-performing microbial biofilms for treatment of mixed pollutant plumes

EURISKED Multi-organic risk assessment of selected endocrine disrupters (ED's)

BASELINE Natural Baseline Quality in European Aquifers: A Basis for Aquifer Management

BIOFILMS Natural biofilms as high-tech conditioners for drinkingwater

NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe

NAME Nitrate from Aquifers and influences on carbon cycling in Marine Ecosystems

DANUBS Nutrient management in the danube basin and its impact on the black sea

ONSITEFORMASONRY On-site investigation techniques for the structural evaluation of historic masonry buildings

Orgonate On-site remediation of ground water contaminated by polar organic compounds using novel adsorption technology

Geoparkinson Parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease: interactions between environmental exposure and genetic factors

PIRAMID Passive in Situ Remediation of Acidic Mine / Industrial Drainage

PEGASE Pesticides in European Groundwaters : detailed study of representative Aquifers and Simulation of possible Evolution scenarios

PEBCAT Photo-Electro-Bio-Catalytic Treatment of Drinking Water Supplies

PAEQANN Predicting Aquatic Ecosystem Quality using Artificial Neural Networks: Impact of Environmental characteristics on the Structure of Aquatic Communities (Algae, Benthic and Fish Fauna).

RECOVER:2010 Predicting recovery in acidified freshwaters by the year 2010 and beyond

PROWATER Program for the prevention of diffuse water pollution with phosphorus from degraded and re-wetted peat soils

PURE Protection of Groundwater Resources at Industrially Contaminated Sites

PASCALIS Protocols for the assessment and conservation of aquatic life in the subsurface

FLOODRELIEF Real-time flood decision support system integrating hydrological, meteorological and remote sensing radar technologies

RESCUE Regeneration of european sites in cities and urban environments

MAGPROX Screening and monitoring of anthropogenic pollution over central Europe by using magnetic proxies.

BIOSPEC Sensor development for routine prediction of metal biouptake in freshwaters and soil solutions

Senspol Sensors for monitoring water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediments

STAR Standardisation of river classifications : Framework method for calibrating different biological survey results against ecological quality classifications to be developed for the Water Framework Directive

STAMPS Standardised Aquatic Monitoring of Priority Pollutants by Passive Sampling

W-SAHARA Stochastic analysis of well head protection and risk assessment

AQUADAPT Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource management under changing utilisation conditions at catchment level: A co-evolutionary approach

REA Support for the integration of the Polish Geological Institute's Centre of Excellence: Research of Abiotic Environment in the European Research area

SAFER Surveillance and control of microbiological stability in drinking water distribution networks

TAILSAFE Sustainable Improvement in Safety of Tailings Facilities

SWIMED Sustainable water management in Mediterranean coastal aquifers: recharge assessment and modelling issues

AGRIBMPWATER Systems approach to environmentally acceptable farming

TRACE-FRACTURE Toward an Improved Risk Assessment of the Contaminant Spreading in Fractured Underground Reservoirs

EUROHARP Towards European Harmonised Procedures for Quantification of Nutrient Losses from Diffuse Sources

EUROHARP Towards Harmonised Procedures for Quantification of Catchment Scale Nutrient Losses from European Catchments

TOFPSW Tracking the origin of faecal pollution in surface water

URBSOIL Urban soils as a source and sink for pollution: towards a common European methodology for the evaluation of their environmental quality as a tool for sustainable resource management

WATCH Water Catchment Areas: Tools for management and control of hazardous compounds.

AQUA-STEW Water quality surveillance techniques for early warning by interface sensors

WEKNOW Web-based European Knowledge Network On Water
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