Results Aquatic Pollutants call and Call on knowledge transfer

Apr. 19, 2021

The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance are pleased to announce the results from the AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Call and the Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants.

Eighteen projects have been recommended for funding within the Aquatic Pollutants joint call on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources. In total the projects have 103 applicants involved and will be awarded with 20M€ in requested funding.

Furthermore a Scientific Networking and Transfer Project has been recommended for funding within the Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems, to fund research and development of methods for supporting knowledge transfer, scientific networking and public engagement as well as to support networking of the eighteen scientific projects of AquaticPollutants.

AquaticPollutants

After an initial 184 pre-proposals involving 1065 partners were submitted in the first step, the second step closed in November 2020 with a total number of 53 full-proposals submitted including 301 partners. In both steps the proposals were assessed for eligibility by the Call Steering Committee and evaluated by a panel of scientific experts. The projects are about to start in September 2021. The projects revolve around three themes:

  1. Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
  2. Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment
  3. Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine)

The list of the selected projects is available here.

For more information about the Aquatic Pollutants Joint Transnational Call, see:

Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants

The project AquaticPollutantsTransNet has been recommended for funding by an independent scientific panel. The project is a consortium of four partners (two French, one German and one Swedish). The project should start in spring of 2021 for a duration of approximatively four years.

The Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants was launched in support of the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to strengthen the European research area in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems by facilitating networking between researchers, knowledge hubs and the dissemination of scientific data into the public and administrative sectors. The call opened in February 2020 with a budget of 1M€ gathered by 3 funding agencies involved: Sweden (SRC), Germany (BMBF) and France (ANR) and dedicated to fund proposals issued from the existing call Aquatic Pollutants.