Princeton Global Scholar
I am involved in several collaborative research and networking projects, mostly financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7).
Projects currently underway:
EU-GCC Clean Energy Network
The European Commission awarded a service contract to a consortium established by the National Polytechnic of Athens and the Gulf Research Center in Dubai with the participation of several other institutes, with the task of establishing an EU-GCC Clean Energy Network.
The Network’s focus is in particular on these areas:
- Renewable Energy Sources
- Energy Demand Side Management & Energy Efficiency
- Clean Natural Gas & related Clean Technologies
- Electricity Interconnections & Market Integration
- Carbon Capture & Storage
Work for the establishment of the Network started in January 2010 and runs until end of December 2012. In February of 2011 the GCC selected the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi as the principal counterpart of the EU consortium on the GCC side.
POLINARES – EU Policy on Natural Resources
POLINARES examines the global challenges faced with respect to access to oil, gas and mineral resources over the next 30 years and proposes solutions for the various policy actors, including the EU. Combined theoretical and empirical analyses will use expertise from a wide rage of disciplines including political science, economics, geology, engineering, technology, law and security studies.
The project leader is the University of Dundee, and the consortium encompasses 12 leading European research institutions. The project started in January 2010 and will be concluded at the end of December 2012.
- SECURE – Security of Energy considering its Uncertainty, Risks and Economic Implications
- AL JISR – EU-GCC Public Diplomacy and Outreach
- INDES – Insuring Against Disruption of Energy Supply
Older projects no longer have live web pages.