EU-CONEXUS Joint Research Institutes

Objectives and mission:  Participating Organizations:
Life Sciences and Biotechnology Institute Promote and coordinate both basic and applied joint research activities in Life, Health and Agricultural Sciences, including Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Cell Technology, Veterinary Sciences, Marine Sciences, Medicine, Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy, Biomedical and Clinical Research, Nutrition Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry etc. AUA, UCV, LRU, KU, SETU
Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity Institute ESBI aims to contribute to the challenges of environmental transition, namely adapting to global changes (climatic, environmental or anthropogenic) in terms of risks but also of opportunities thanks to a better knowledge of ecosystem services. Its main research objective will be to analyze the interactions between human, society, and the environment in the coastal zones, in terms of quality of life, migratory flows but also experiences, uses and practices of the coastal territory up to questions of governance, public policy and territorial planning. LRU, UCV, AUA, UNIZD, KU, SETU 
Coastal Engineering Institute The ambition of the CEI is to improve energy and environmental efficiency, including the user, structure and dimensions of resilience and sustainability on a multi‐scale model: Materials / Building / District / City, in response to the LUDI orientation: L: Aggressive Environments, U: Built, D: Materials, I: Digital in Casting, Modeling and Materials. The Institute will work on improving the quality of indoor environments: indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustic, light, optimization of urban planning (by urban planning outside architecture, by limitting the ICU, by preserving the quality of the outside air, by revegetation), and the sustainability of materials and structures and the eco‐efficiency of the building: improve the service life, develop eco‐materials, lighten structures, improve their performance (particularly energy), limit the risks (of transport, in hostile environments). LRU, UTCB, UNIZD, SETU
Social, Culture and Human Sciences Institute This institute will be part of a Human and Social Sciences programme and therefore human Smart Sustainable Urban Coast approach focusing on the place of man and society in coastal areas. It will focus more specifically on the ways of inhabiting the coast and carrying out various activities (e.g. tourism), the long time that characterizes the historical approach of these particular places, the numerous cultural stakes that result, the international and multi-cultural aspects of these transitional spaces, the issues of territorial governance and the norms and rules that regulate man‐made coastal areas.LRU, UCV, UNIZD, AUA, SETU