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News The flooding ERA-Net (CRUE) launches first phase of research database

The CRUE ERA-Net today launched a powerful new information resource (CRUISE) that gives users instant access to the results of flooding research programmes worth more than €430 million. Until now there has been no one-stop-shop for European countries to exchange relevant research experience on flood risk management.

CRUISE (CRUe Information System Europe) provides a web-based starting point for users interested in finding out more about European flood-related research, both at the research programme level and ultimately the individual project level. CRUISE is intended to be beneficial to a broad range of users, including policy-makers, practitioners, research funders, and the research community.

CRUISE allows the user to search for flood-related information on three different levels across Europe - research programmes, funding bodies and research units. The database provides users with the opportunity to summarise key information on selected research programmes, for example programme budget, research needs, or funding body chaacteristics. It provides extensive contacts details and links to relevant organisations’ websites.

Currently, the database comprises detailed information about more than 30 research programmes (worth more than €430 million), 60 funding bodies and about 300 organisations involved with flood risk management research.

Contact information Dr Jule Harries, CRUE Dissemination Officer ; Andreas Pichler (email: ;
Phone: +44-20-7238-6101 ; +43-1-71100-7252
News type Inbrief
File link ../PDF/20070417_D2-2pressrelease
Source of information CRUISE (CRUe Information System Europe)
Keyword(s) Flood Risk Management, CRUISE, CRUE ERA-Net
Geographical coverage Austria
News date 02/05/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH