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Research drivers and resources

In addition to the research needs of our member companies/organisations, our research agenda is influenced by a number of important initiatives. Links to these are provided below.
We have also provided links to regulatory bodies and to valuable research support/funding resources.

Quick links: Research Drivers: Industry/Company: Environmental/Regulatory BodiesEU Funding and Support: National /Other Funding: Research ResourcesCluster Relevant Resources.

Research Drivers

Europe 2020
Water Framework Directive (Ireland)
Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive
Irelands Smart Economy
Marine Strategy Framework Directive
EU Floods Directive
The CEO Water Mandate 
The Quality Status Report 2010
Smart Sensor Networks - OECD Report 2009
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Alliance for Water Efficiency - Position Paper 2008
Technology Strategy Board (UK) 
Environment Agency UK: Current Environmental Legislation


UK Trade and Investment
SME Definition
Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF)
Forfás (Ireland’s policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.)
Matrix (NI science and Industry panel)
NISP  (UK industrial symbiosis) 
Enterprise Europe Network 
Zenit (collaborations and company services for industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Environmental/Regulatory Bodies

European Environment Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland)
Environment Agency UK
Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, Germany)
US Environmental Agency (USA)
Northern Ireland Environment Agency 
Freshwater Biological Association (UK)
Water UK

EU Funding and Support

European Framework Programme
National Contact Points
Sean McCarthy EU Expert homepage
Catalogue of Useful Websites for EU FP7 Funding
IPR Help-Desk
Finance Help-desk 
National R&D Offices in Brussels
Strategic Energy Framework SEF (2010)
Horizon 2020 (next Framework programme)
EU Regional Policy

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Local/National/Other Funding

Invest NI
Enterprise Ireland
Intertrade Ireland
Natural Environment Research Council
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
National Science Foundation (USA)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences resources Council (BBSRC)
Shell Springboard

Research Resources

Science Direct 
Engineering Village 
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) 

Cluster Relevant Resources

Water and Wastewater

Water Framework Directive
EU Floods Directive
Water UK
UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research) 
Freshwater Biological Association
Chartered Institure of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Waste and Remediation

NICOLE - Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Remediation Strategies
The Soil and Groundwater Technology Association
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 
Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM)

Environmental Monitoring

Association for Organics Recycling
The ENDS Report

Energy from Biomass

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association
National Non-Food Crops Centre
Composting and biogas association of Ireland
US Department of Energy 
UK Biomass Strategy
Biocycle Magazine
Irish Seaweed Research Group – info on marine algae

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