Category : Source of Information
Subcategory : Research Centers
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1. Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC):
Natural Environment - Forest fires
 The Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC) is an Activity of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
2. The Global Development Research Center - Urban Environmental Management:
Environmental Education - Environmental education
 The Global Development Research Center is a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective.The title of this website, Urban Environmental Management, may be a bit misleading, as the contents of the homepage contain a whole range of topics that are not necessarily 'urban.' The objective here is to demonstrate pertinent issues of an urban area and its environment, but also to extrapolate it to the global level.
3. The Global Development Research Center - Urban Environmental Management:
Environmental Education - Centers for environmental information
 The Global Development Research Center is a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective.The title of this website, Urban Environmental Management, may be a bit misleading, as the contents of the homepage contain a whole range of topics that are not necessarily 'urban.' The objective here is to demonstrate pertinent issues of an urban area and its environment, but also to extrapolate it to the global level.
4. Project LIFE - Nature '99 Actions for the protection of the calcareous fens of lake:
Natural Environment - Natural wetlands
 The project LIFE - Nature '99, is working out in Trichonis lake area, as a goal has the protection of the calcareous fens of lake. Immediate objective of the project is the restoration of sites to a favorable conservation state and increase public awareness. Long term objective of the project is to secure the protection of the Calcareous Fens within the network of strategically located sites. The Calcareous fens is a priority habitat type in Annex I of the Directive 92/43/EEC. The Calcareous Fens are very unstable habitats thus requiring special protection. Calcareous Fens with Cladium mariscus and Carex sp are usually found at lowland areas of lakes and lagoons. The geographic distribution of the Calcareous Fens is limited to some small fresh water systems to Greece. Although the areas it covers are small these biotopes are of scientific interest since it represents unstable and vulnerable habitats. The proposed project aims at implementing management actions, which are essential for the restoration and conservation of the habitat Calcareous Fens, within the NATURA 2000 site Trichonis Lake.
5. Ámphivion:
Natural Environment - Natural wetlands
 “AMPHIBION” is a sixteen-page bimonthly newsletter, first published in April 1993. Since August 1997, the second period of publication has started with financial support from the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works. The objectives of AMPHIBION are the environmental public awareness and the information on renewable natural resources. It is edited in 7000 copies and the main themes are management of natural resources, information about protected areas, activities of EKBY and other environmental organizations, forthcoming conferences, etc.
6. National Center for Social Research - Environmental Group:
Environmental Education - Centers for environmental information
 The Environmental group of the Institute for Urban and Agriculture Sociology/ National Center for Social Research has been operating since November 1995.The data from the researches and studies and of the whole project is being available in the electronic web site of NCSR (EKKE in greek) by the title «Environmental Corner». There you can find: 1. Database for the Environmental Institutions (updated in 2001) 2. Database for the Environmental NGO’s (the updating will be finished at the end of July 2001) 3. Subjects concerning Environmental Education a) Educational and vocational training project (EPEAEK in Greek) courses b) Search guide for Environmental Education subjects in Internet c) directory of Greek electronic sites with reports on environmental subjects d) directory of Greek electronic sites concerning environmental issues. The Category "Collaboration - Hospitality" includes articles - publications from Environmental Institutions - People concerning the above subjects. In addition our electronic site includes "Catalogues of Audiovisual Educational material» (by the Ministry of Culture and by NET)
7. Centre for Renewable Energy Sources:
Energy - Renewable energy sources
  CRES was founded in September 1987 by Presidential Decree 375/87. It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Development, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, and has financial and administrative independence. Its main goal is the promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, taking into consideration the environmental impact, in the production and use of energy.Over the years, CRES has participated in more than 500 European and national projects.
8. Institute of Geodynamicks:
Science - Knowledge - Rationalism - Geology
 G.I.' s aim is the study and the promotion of research in the fields of seismology, of the physic of the earth's interior, of geophysics, of plate tectonics, of volcanology, of geothermy and of seismotectonics. G.I. deals with the following topics Seismology Physic of the Earth's Interior Applied Geophysics The main tasks of G.I. are collection and processing of various seismological - geophysical parameters, the performance of research projects, the elaboration of relevant studies, the training and services provided to third bodies.
9. Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development:
Science - Knowledge - Rationalism - Meteorology
 The IERSD's aim is to promote meteorological, climatological and environmental science. The IERSD deals with the following subjects: Environmental Studies, Meteorology - Climatology, Physics of the Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric and Water Pollution, Solar and Wind Energy, Climate Change, Resource Management and Sustainable Development, Hydrology. Main Task and Basic Activities: Collecting and Processing of Various Meteorological Data, Research Programmes, Preforming Relevant Studies, Providing Training and other Services to Third Parties.
10. Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS):
Biosphere - Research Institutes (Biosphere)
 The activities of the IISR encompass a wide area in Space Research and Applications. Its main objective is to organize and carry out programmes in basic space research, space technology, and applications related to the above fields. Other IISR objectives are : (a) the systematic collection and processing of data derived from observations made either from the earth or space, (b) the performance of autonomous studies in specific subjects of space research and applications, (c) education and (d) rendering of services. The research activities of the Institute relate to the field of Space Research and Applications and focus on the specific areas such as : Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Coupling Solar and Interplanetary Plasma Radiowave Propagation in Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Plasma Satellite Remote Sensing Computer Applications in Space Research
11. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI):
Science - Knowledge - Rationalism - Genetics
 The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) was originally established in 1989 as The National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR). Its mission is to head the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)., NHGRI is one of 24 institutes, centers, or divisions that make up the NIH, the federal government's primary agency for the support of biomedical research. The collective research components of the NIH make up the largest biomedical research facility in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
12. Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre (or EKBY):
Natural Environment - Natural wetlands
 EKBY has adopted the policies and nature conservation principles of the Goulandris Natural History Museum. It was established in 1991 by the Museum with European Community funding and the support of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), following an application by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works.EKBY's overall objective is to promote the sustainability of renewable natural resources in Greece and in the rest of Europe and the Mediterranean region.
13. World Resources Institute - Education Center:
Environmental Education - Centers for environmental information
 World Resources Institute provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future generations. Our program meets global challenges by using knowledge to catalyze public and private action.
14. The Climate Change Knowledge Network:
Biosphere - Climate Change
 The Climate Change Knowledge Network brings together expertise, experience and perspectives from more than a dozen organizations from developing, transitional and developed countries. Limited resources, knowledge and capacity in developing countries, and lack of dialogue and understanding between industrialized and developing countries, obstruct progress toward international efforts to address climate change. The Climate Change Knowledge Network aims to help address these gaps by facilitating focused research and capacity building in developing and developed countries, with sustainable development as the overall goal
15. Centre for Construction and Environment:
Anthropogenic Environment - Construction materials
 The website of the Centre for Construction and Environment, which fosters the implementation of sustainability principles into the creation of the built environment internationally, is composed of the following references and links and offers sources of information recommended to learn more on ecological building proponents.
16. The Columbia Environmental Research Center:
Biosphere - Research Institutes (Biosphere)
 The Columbia Environmental Research Center provides leadership and scientific information for the U.S. Geological Survey by addressing national and international environmental contaminant issues, and assessing effects of habitat alterations on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This includes large-river floodplains, coastal habitats, wetlands, and lakes.
17. Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial Parks - Ecosystems As Models for Industrial Sustainability:
Development - Sustainability - Industrial areas
 This is the web site of the Center of Excellence of for Sustainable Development regarding Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial Parks—Ecosystems as innovative new theories, which are emerging to guide firms towards sustainable production.
18. Development of Urban Green Spaces to improve the Quality of life in Cities and Urban Regions:
Anthropogenic Environment - Urban green space
 The aim of the URGE project is to improve the provision of cities with green spaces, both qualitatively and quantitatively, thus enhancing the quality of life of the urban population and contributing to the sustainable development of European cities. One major objective is to increase the available knowledge of the complex interactions between nature, economy and social systems in urban environments, considering this as a premise to the development of modern strategies for the design and management of urban landscapes.
19. B U G S - Benefits of Urban Green Space:
Anthropogenic Environment - Urban green space
 The main objective of BUGS is to develop an assessment methodology for evaluating the use of green space and urban morphology as design tools in urban planning strategies.
20. British Geological Survey:
Science - Knowledge - Rationalism - Geology
 The British Geological Survey’s mission is to enhance the UK science base by providing knowledge, information, education and training in the geosciences, and promote the public understanding of the relevance of geosciences to resource and environment issues.
21. The Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies:
Technology - Clean Technologies
 The Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, under the direction of Gary Davis, focuses on pollution prevention through design and manufacturing processes with the environment in mind.
22. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory:
Energy - Renewable energy sources
 As the nation's leading center for renewable energy research, NREL is developing new energy technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy.
23. Centre for Biological Processes in Contaminated Soil and Sediment (BIOPRO):
Pollution - Wastes - Soil pollution
 Centre for biological processes in contaminated soil and sediment (BIOPRO) comprises research initiatives within three areas: 1) improved techniques for soil bioremediation, 2) understanding of the biological system in a contaminated soil in order to predict variation in the efficiency of the biological system and 3) risk assessment – is the soil clean enough following bioremediation, looking especially on recalcitrant and humano- toxic compounds.
24. CLEMANCE Clean Environmental Management Center:
Technology - Clean Technologies
 CLEMANCE Clean Environmental Management Center is an environmental technology transfer organisation based at the University of Teesside. The Centre has been established to provide Clean Technology solutions to industry, in particular to Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). Clean Technology reduces pollution at source, often leading to significant economic and business benefits to the company concerned.
25. Environmental law Institute:
Science - Knowledge - Rationalism - Environmental law (Science - Knowledge - Rationalism)
 For more than three decades, the Environmental Law Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized, independent research and education center

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