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ICTJA Research Strategy 2014-2017 ICTJA

Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera


Edition: Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera Coordination: Direction Design and layout: Masgrau-Yani, SL


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Why now?………………………………………………………………………… 4 Our Mission ……………………………………………………………………… 6 Our Aims …………………………………………………………………………

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ICTJA Flagships ………………………………………………………………… 10 Our Expertise …………………………………………………………………… 12 Our Research Vision ………………………………………………………… 14 Earth System Sciences ……………………………………………………… 16 Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring …………………… 18 Characterization and Assessment of Geological, Environmental and Climate Hazards ………………………………… 20 ICTJA in numbers ……………………………………………………………… 22

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Why now?

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The launch of Horizon 2020 (H2020) and the recent launch of the National Plan for Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation (PEICTI) include both fundamental and applied science, but their focus is squarely on:

a) Societal challenges b) Training programmes c) Infrastructure

Furthermore, difficulties in raising funding at a national level requires that we define a research strategy for the coming years that maintains and moves forward ICTJA’s momentum and competiveness at both the national and international level.

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Our Mission

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ICTJA is an international geosciences research institute of excellence whose mission is to advance the understanding of the Earth System Science. We will achieve this by applying advanced (forefront) experimental and analytical methodologies to welldefined, knowledge-driven research objectives. A key part of our mission is to meet industrial and societal needs through knowledge transfer applied to geohazards and exploration and exploitation of geological resources. Central to our mission is quality training of the next generation of Earth Science researchers and technicians.

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Identify new and emerging, high-priority research opportunities. Enhance our training capabilities of the next generation of Earth scientists. Increase our support of early career researchers. Raise our level of international collaboration. Create and translate breakthroughs in knowledge-driven research into practical applications that provide the knowledge transfer that industry and society seeks. Advance knowledge and understanding within and across the different fields of earth sciences.

Significantly, these aims must intersect both: the portfolio of ICTJA research interests and capacities. the portfolio of HORIZON 2020; PEICTI (Spanish Plan for Scientifc and Technical Research and Innovation), and industry interests.

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ICTJA Flagships

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ICTJA’s flagships are ambitious initiatives that aim to achieve scientific advancement, while providing strong support for industrial and societal needs. These flagships are: Knowledge-Driven Research Applied Research Responding to societal needs Training and support of early career Researchers and Technicians

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Our Expertise

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Our researchers are at the forefront in knowledge-driven research into Earth System Science and its transfer to meet industry and society needs: Geological and geophysical studies of the lithosphere and shallow subsurface. Characterization, quantification, monitoring, and forecasting of resources. Experimental and numerical modeling of geological, environmental and climate processes and hazards. Multidisciplinary analytical and experimental characterization of geological materials and processes. Technological development (instrumentation and software) applied to geophysical, geochemical and environmental monitoring, quality control, and quantitative assessment.

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Our Research Vision

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To enhance key areas in knowledge-driven research and to use this knowledge to meet major industrial and societal challenges through excellence in: Earth Systems Science. Subsurface characterization and monitoring. Characterization and assessment of geological, environmental, and climate hazards.

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Earth System Sciences

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Knowledge-driven research challenges Maintain our research excellence in understanding shallow and deep Earth processes and their interactions. Reach the forefront in the study of Earth surface processes. Grow our research capabilities in recent and past climate change. Enhance the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of geomaterials.

Capacities Highly experienced research personnel. Proven excellence in research on crustal structure, lithosphere dynamics, and shallow Earth processes. State of the art seismology network. State of the art laboratory facilities.

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Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring

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Industry oriented challenges Apply our expertise and knowledge to conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons (shale gas), geothermal energy, underground storage of CO2 and natural gas. Integrate tectonosedimentary models as analogs to hydrocarbon plays and subsurface reservoirs.

Capacities Development of geophysical methodologies and techniques for characterization and monitoring. Provide high-resolution structural, petrophysical, and geochemical characterization of reservoirs, rock massifs and raw materials. Experimental characterization of raw materials and beyond. N

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Characterization and Assessment of Geological, Environmental and Climate Hazards

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Societal oriented challenges Further the understanding of climate-tectonic interactions over a range of temporal scales. Improve our capacity for experimental and numerical modeling of geological, environmental and climatic hazards. Increase our visibility in hazard assessment, forecasting, and decision support systems.

Capacities Excellent laboratories for geochronology, geochemistry, and paleomagnetism. Software development for numerical modeling. Leaders in the development of e-tools for hazard assessment and territorial planning, including cost-benefit analysis. At the forefront in recent and past spatio-temporal environmental and climate multiproxy and high-resolution reconstructions. State of the art methods on applied remote sensing and processing of geospatial data.

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ICTJA Publications 2006-2013 - Total 873 SCI

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INEM Contract Contract--11 INEM Researchers - -27 27 Researchers PermanentStaff Staff 27 Researchers Permanent Permanent Staff Administration Permanent Staff Administration Permanent Staff Administration Permanent Staff -6-66 Services ServicesPermanent PermanentStaff Staff - -55 5 Services Permanent Staff Technicians Permanent TechniciansPermanent PermanentStaff Staff - -666 Staff Post-docResearchers Researchers --1313 Post-doc 13 Post-doc Researchers PhD Researchers PhDResearchers Researchers --16 16 PhD 16 IGME Visiting Scientists IGMEVisiting VisitingScientists Scientists IGME --22 2 Contracted Technicians ContractedTechnicians Technicians --1717 17 Contracted INEM 1 INEMContract Contract - 1

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ICTJA - RS 2014-17 ICTJA Flagships

Our vision

Knowledge-Driven Research

F1. Earth Systems Sciences

Applied Research

F2. Subsoil Characterization & Monitoring

Responding to societal needs

F3. Characterization & Asessment of Geol. & Environ. Hazards

Training & Supporting Investigators

F1 / F2 & F3

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ICTJA Research Strategy 2014-2017 ICTJA

Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera

C/ Lluis Solé Sabaris s/n, Barcelona, E-08028 Spain Phone: +34 93 409 54 10 www.ictja.csic.es info@ictja.csic.es

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