• Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology is a partner in the project Infotechnological Mobility Observatory (IMO), measure 2014-2020.4.01.16-0274. The beneficiary (leading partner) is University of Tartu with a rate of support of 95% (project total 773 660 eur). The project is nationwide with a period of 01.01.2017 – 31.08.2022, supporting science infrastructure of national importance on the basis of a road map. The project is supported by the Archimedes Foundation Structural Funds Agency and the European Regional Development Fund. Short description of the project: Growing spatial mobility is one of the major changes in modern society, which is linked to foreign and internal migration, urbanization, entrepreneurship, inequality and regional development. Spatial mobility requires up-to-date and high-quality data. The aim of the IMO is to develop an innovative data infrastructure supporting mobility research that integrates geographically and longitudinally different national statistics and innovative IT data sources.
  • Wave dynamics for coastal engineering and management (institutional research support from Estonian Ministry of Education and Science via Estonian Research Council IUT33-3, 2015–2020)
  • Large scale experiments and simulations for the second generation of FuturICT (FuturICT 2.0), ERA-NET FLAG-ERA project, 01.01.2017–31.12.2019)
  • The impact of EXtreme events of future climates on the marine ecOSYSTEM in the Baltic and Barents Sea (ERA.Net RUS Plus project EXOSYSTEM, 2016–2018)
  • Growth and innovation in the ocean economy: Baltic Sea Checkpoint. Sebastian Checkpoints – Lot 3 Baltic” of the call MARE/2014/09 (2015–2018)
  • Strengthening education in space-based remote sensing for monitoring of ecosystems in Israel, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan (Tempus SESREMO, 2014–2018)

Completed

      • GSD – Global System Dynamics and Policies: simulation and visualisation technologies, Coordination Action under FP7, Grant Agreement Number 221955, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), 2008–2010
        Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Steven Bishop, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
        Partners: Utrecht University (Netherlands), Max Planck Institute of Meteorology (Germany), European Climate Forum e.V. (Germany), Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB (Sweden), Unit for Research into Changing Institutions (United Kingdom), IMCS Intercollege Ltd. (Cyprus), Universidad de Alcala (Spain), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany)

        Society currently faces a set of new challenges that are both global in scale and highly dynamic. Some of the most critical are: climate change, energy, security and the spread of new diseases such as HIV and the continued devastating effects of old diseases, such as malaria. These issues involve resources and impacts which no single in society controls, but which affect all people worldwide. They require the allocation of significant resources to the preservation or development of ‘public goods’, such as the earth‘s climate, security or public health.
        The purpose of GSD is to create a new set of links between scientists and stakeholders to develop new simulation and visualisation methods analyse these issues and to seek new ways in which science can support policy and decision making. The project will organise a series of workshops and conferences to bring together the scientists specialising in the analysis of these global challenges, including experts in the application of ICT FETs for the analysis of complex, dynamic systems. In parallel, a series of dialogues will be carried out between scientists, stakeholders and decision makers to explore new mechanisms of interaction between these groups exploiting the application if modern ICT FET simulation tools for rapid analysis of complex dynamic systems, including the analysis of very large, dispersed data sets.