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The European network for observing our changing planet


Project timeline
February 2016
72 months
January 2022
General Information
Within the European Research Area (ERA), ERA-PLANET constitutes an ERANET program financed through the ERANET Cofund mechanism. The overarching goal of ERA-PLANET is to strengthen the European Research Area in the domain of Earth Observation in coherence with the European participation to Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and with COPERNICUS. The expected impact is to strengthen the European leadership within the forthcoming GEO 2015-2025 Work Plan. ERA-PLANET will reinforce the interface with user communities, whose needs the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) intends to address. It will provide more accurate, comprehensive and authoritative information to policy and decision-makers in key societal benefit areas, such as smart cities and resilient societies; resource efficiency and environmental management; global changes and environmental treaties; Polar areas and natural resources. ERA-PLANET will provide advanced decision support tools and technologies aimed to better monitor our global environment and share the information and knowledge in different domain of Earth Observation. ERA-PLANET will launch a joint transnational co-funded call for proposals, with over 15 countries involved and an overall budget of up to 50 M€. The call is planned to be open to four thematic strands including all relevant disciplines and methodologies active in the field of Earth Observation in Europe.
Within the call implemented by ERA-PLANET, Hereon was successful with funding proposals for the following three projects with Hereon acting as a participant: IGOSP, iCUPE and SMURBS. The funding for Hereon given below reflects the total funding for the latter three projects, see also links to these projects at the bottom of this page.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-SC5-2015
Project TypeERANET-Cofund
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 689443
Co-ordinatorConsiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (IT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Ebinghaus, Institute of Coastal Environmental Chemistry, KU, Phone: +49 4152 87 2354
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Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung AWI (DE), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), Centro De Investigacion Ecologica Yaplicaciones Forestales (ES), Centro Nacional de Informacion Geografica (ES), Centrum Vyzkumu Globalni Zmeny Av Cr Vvi (CZ), Chalmers University of Technology (SE), CNR-ITM, Institute for Membrane Technology, Rende (IT), CNRS (FR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Eesti Maaulikool (EE), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (DE), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE), Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (PT), Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ (DE), Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum GFZ (DE), Idryma Iatroviologikon Ereunon Akademias Athinon (GR), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (AT), Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (IT), Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet Ab (SE), Jozef Stefan Institute (SI), Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung E.V. (DE), Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin - Museum für Naturkunde (DE), Masarykova Univerzita (CZ), National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (GR), National Observatory of Athens (GR), Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), Romanian Space Agency (RO), Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (DE), Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (UA), Universita degli Studi di Padova (IT), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE), Université de Genève (CH), University of Aarhus (DK)
Last Update: 16. April 2021