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EoI Management of Uncertainty in science for suSTainability sent to Brussels
Posted by Jeroen on Friday, June 07 2002 @ 15:25:18 CEST
News and announcements Friday June 7 2002 the FP-6 Expression of Interest for a Network of Excellence on Management of Uncertainty in science for suSTainability (MUST) has been submitted to Brussels. The proposed consortium exists of 61 partners from 17 countries.

Partners of the MUST initiative can click here to download the full text of the EoI. The required download password has been sent to you via E-mail.

The MUST network aims to establish a pre-eminent European network on the management of uncertainty in science for sustainability. The network intends to increase Europe's capacity to manage and surmount uncertainties surrounding knowledge production and use in designing and implementing precautionary policies and sustainable development. We plan to achieve this by developing a European standard for uncertainty management. This requires harmonisation, standardisation, and integration of technical, participatory, institutional and deliberative approaches to uncertainty management. New in our approach is the utilisation of insights and expertise from the field of institutional analysis and dynamics of the science society interface in the design of effective strategies for the assessment and management of uncertainty in the knowledge base for sustainable policies.

The EoI proposes a consortium of 92 Researchers (25% female, 75% male) from 61 research institutes from 17 countries. It has a core group of 17 partner institutes (numbers 1-17) supported by 44 associated partners.
Nr  Organisation Country Chief Scientist printed in bold Area of Excellence
1 Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation (coordinating institute) Netherlands Jeroen van der Sluijs
Pieter Glasbergen
Penny Kloprogge
Martin Patel
Integration of qualitative and quantitative methods; NUSAP; good practice guidance
2 JRC IPSC Applied Statistics (APPST) Italy Andrea Saltelli
Stefano Tarantola
Formal sensitiviy and uncertainty analysis
3 JRC IPSC Knowledge Assessment Methodologies (KAM) Italy Silvio Funtowicz
Ângela Pereira
Matthieu Craye
Post normal science (PNS), extended peer review, NUSAP, knowledge assessment
4 Research Method Consultancy UK Jerry Ravetz policy critical ignorance
5 Environment & Resources DTU Denmark Poul Harremoes Late lessons from early warnings
6 Deutsches Institut für Europäische Nachhaltigkeitsforschung DIENa geGiG Germany Joachim Spangenberg
Sylvia Lorek
Anke Valentin
Ines Omann
participative methods; extended peer processes, scenarios
7 CSEC, Lancaster University UK Brian Wynne 'non-expert' knowledge; Public understanding of knowledge/risk
8 NENT Norway Matthias Kaiser Precautionary principle
9 Center of Technology Assessment
Akademie fur technikfolgenabschatzung
Germany Ortwin Renn Participatory methods
Risk research
10 Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia Italy Bruna De Marchi Sociology of disasters; uncertainty perception and communication;
11 European Environment Agency Denmark Teresa Ribeiro
Sofia Guedes Vaz
Scenarios; prospective analysis; reporting
12 STEM Universiteit Antwerpen Belgium Lieve Goorden
Marian Deblonde
Science and precaution; interactive methods
13 C3ED Universite de Versailles France Martin O'Connor
Sylvie Faucheux
Environmental governance;
new ICTs and the environment
14 ESRU, Department of Geography, University College London UK Jacquie Burgess
Gail Davies
Judy Clark
Environmental governance; deliberative processes; mass media
15 Inst. for Environmental Sciences and Technology; Univ. autonoma de Barcelona. Spain Giuseppe Munda
David Tabara
Rosa Rovira
Multi criteria analysis
Focus groups, Ideal types; Social and Environmental Reporting
16 RIVM MNP Netherlands Peter Janssen;
Arthur Petersen;
Johan Melse
Uncertainty analysis
Societal dimensions of uncertainty
17 Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities; University of Bergen Norway Roger Strand
Ragnar Fjelland
Philosophy of science
Democratization of Science
18 Dept. of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Norway
Norway Deborah Oughton Philosophy of science, eco-ethics and uncertainty
19 Research Center Karlsruhe/GKSS Germany Nico Stehr
Armin Grunwald
The uses of social and natural science knowledge
20 Corpus Christi College UK Liz Fisher challenges of scientific uncertainty for administrative law
21 Dept. of Sociology; Univ. of Lancaster UK Elizabeth Shove History of research
22 Environmental Science
Lancaster University
UK Keith Beven
Peter C. Young
GLUE method; system analytic approaches
23 IIASA Austria Markus Amann
Joanne Bayer
Yuri Ermoliev
System analytical approaches. Robustness. Risk and fairness
24 SPRU University of Sussex UK Andy Stirling Multi criteria mapping; delebrative mapping; precautionary principle
25 John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University USA Sheila Jasanoff institutional and deliberative methods
26 Env. Informatics and Control Program, University of Georgia USA Bruce Beck Model evaluation; Structural change; Environmental foresight
27 ECN Policy Studies Netherlands Ad Seebregts;
Remko Ybema;
Bob v.d. Zwaan
28 RAND Europe Netherlands Adnan Rahman
Warren Walker
Policy analysis
29 Technical University Delft Netherlands Warren Walker Policy analysis
30 MUT, German Research Centre Juelich Germany Peter Wiedemann Risk communication
31 School of Mathematical Sciences
Monash University
Australia James Risbey Model Quality Checklists
32 Judge Institute of Management
University of Cambridge
UK Chris Hope Uncertainty based modelling
33 University of La Laguna Spain Serafin Corral NUSAP, institutional analysis
34 Institute of Marine Research Norway Kjellrun Hiis Hauge Precaution; uncertainty in fishery
35 EcoTerra Czech Rep. Bohuslav Blazek philosophy of uncertainty
36 Saïd Business School, Oxford UK Steve Rayner Application of cultural theory
37 Systems Analysis Laboratory
Helsinki University of Technology
Finland Ahti Salo participatory methods, sensitivity analyses, expert elicitation
38 Center for Ecological Economics
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Norway Alena Bartonova Variability, sensitivity analysis, structural uncertainty
39 INRA-STEPE France Claire Marris
Pierre-Benoit Joly
public perception of uncertainty, safety regulation
40 Environmental Studies Dept.
University of California Santa Cruz
USA Cathy Fogel uncertainties in the carbon sinks debate
41 Institute for Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück Germany Claudia Pahl-Wostl Agent-based Modelling, Participatory methods
42 Centre for Social-Ecology
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Fachstelle Sozialökologie
Switzerland Vicente Carabias-Hütter; Markus Kunz;
Herbert Winistörfer
expert-lay-discourse, governance, knowledge transfer
43 National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition Italy Mario Giampietro Complex systems analysis, multiple-scale analysis
44 Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Canada David Waltner-Toews complexity and post-normal science
45 Imperial College, London UK Bruce Beck model evaluation; foresight
46 University of Padova Italy Marco Borga Extremes and climate
47 SEI Oxford Office UK Thomas E. Downing Conflicting use of uncertainty
48 Department of Work Environment
University of Massachusetts Lowell
USA Joel A. Tickner Precautionary principle in action
49 Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione, Politecnico di Milano Italy Scira Menoni risk and uncertainty
50 Mutadis France Gilles Heriard Dubreuil Pluralistic and transdiciplinary perspectives on risk governance
51 University of California USA Carl F. Cranor risk, uncertainty and legal issues
52 Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies Bangladesh Atiq Rahman Good governance, participation, uncertainty and decision making
53 University of Tromsø, Norwegian Institute of Gene Ecology Norway Anne Ingeborg Myhr Safe use of genetic engineering
54 LSE-CATS UK Lenny Smith Uncertainty in complex systems
55 British Antarctic Survey UK Brian G. Gardiner Monitoring; database management
56 Southampton Oceanography Centre UK Peter Challenor
Peter Killworth,
Jochem Marotzke
John Shepherd
Uncertainty in ocean and climate models
57 University of Sheffield UK Tony O'Hagan Uncertainty and large numerical models
58 University of Durham UK Michael Goldstein
Jonathan Rougier
Uncertainty in large numerical models
59 University of Aston UK Dan Cornford Neural computing and uncertainty
60 University of Oxford UK Myles Allen Uncertainty in climate prediction
61 Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System
UK Robert Leese Industy-academic interface; modelling, end-to-end forecasting; data-stream analysis.

Our networking initiative is open for new partners. Partners from non-EU countries are also welcome. If you have expertise or skills that can contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the network and want to join, please contact Jeroen van der Sluijs to express your interest.

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