22 Scienceview Media bv
Scienceview Media B.V. is a film company specialized in the production of scientific
documentaries and reports for Dutch public television, universities and scientific organizations.
21 Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen
The Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony employs about 2,500 members of staff, consisting of a wide range of experts, thus ensuring a high level of professional and multi-disciplinary competence (e. g., agronomists, foresters, geologists, geographers, biologists, legal experts and architects). The employees are located around Lower Saxony working in six departments (administration, subsidy programmes, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, LUFA Nord-West) at the head offices in Oldenburg and Hannover and in 11 offices in the state of Lower Saxony. In lower saxony about 2.6 million hectares of agricultural and nearly 500,000 hectares of private woodland of acrage are used. About 53,000 agricultural and forestral enterprises are obligated members of the LWK Nds. The Chamber has also responsibility for about 4,300 horticultural enterprises, 50,000 private woodland owners, as well as about 160 mixed coastal and small deep-sea fisheries, 60 inland fisheries and about 150 aquaculture enterprises.
19 Kmetijsko Gozdarska Zbornika Slovenije Kmetijsko Gozdarski Zavod Maribor
Slovene Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry - Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Maribor is a public institute found by Slovene Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (non-government farmer organization). Institute has a reputation and long tradition in development of Slovene agriculture and performs its services through advise, education, research, analyses, studies and innovations which improve agricultural products and services. By researching, advising and developing a good agricultural practice to protect environmental resources, preserve biodiversity, natural and cultural heritage and support sustainable rural development in the region. KGZS MB focuses its activities in support of sustainable development of rural areas supporting development of economic activities and innovative business approaches combining environmental and social potentials. KGZS MB is also an important stakeholder in providing expert support in policy development for the sector. As a lead partner or partner has been or it is involved in many EU and Ex-Yugoslav as well national projects regarding to land use, soil treatments and water management.
20 rsk adas limited
ADAS Group is the UK’s largest independent agricultural and environmental consultancy and provider of rural development and policy advice aimed at the two major issues of our time; securing food supply and enhancing the environment. ADAS provides strategic applied research to support policymakers in national and regional governments together with a range of other stakeholders and regulators. Over many years, ADAS has supported the underpinning science and insight into agricultural practices expressed in the Government’s current diffuse pollution mitigation policies. ADAS has been involved in the development of UK fertiliser policy including the construction of the software tools PLANET and MANNER which are extensively used by the farming community. ADAS has also been involved in many projects such as FARMSCOPER evaluating the impact and utility of diffuse pollution mitigation options and has developed a suite of computer models to predict agricultural losses of nitrate, phosphorus and sediment to water bodies. ADAS is a key contributor to knowledge exchange projects acting as a bridge between the research community and the end user. Such projects include the current Demonstration Test Catchment project and local stakeholder based projects in all 66 catchment sensitive farming areas. ADAS also has experience of working at an international scale through projects such as EUROHARP and VALERIE.
18 Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a governmental research and knowledge institute providing policy support to the Dutch government. RIVM has approximately 1500 staff. RIVM performs tasks to promote both public health, and a healthy and safe living environment. The main tasks of RIVM are: 1) to conduct research; 2) to provide policy support; 3) to perform national coordination; 4) to coordinate intervention programs; 5) to provide information to professionals and the general public. Our experts participate in various international networks and projects and are members of many international scientific committees and experts panels of the EU. RIVM also carries out activities for other international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and OECD
RIVM’s commissioning bodies consist of ministries (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation) and various public services such as the inspectorates. RIVM is a recognized center of expertise in the fields of health, infectious diseases, nutrition and food safety and environment and safety.
RIVM’s top research comprises 1) Public health status and forecast research; 1) Infectious diseases and epidemiology on influenza, zoonosis, polio and tuberculosis: 3) Risks of nanotechnology; 4) Assessments of toxicity and development of new technologies; 5) Integrated risk assessment; 6) Development of new tools to compare health threats; 7) Nutrition and health; 8) Environment and health; 9) integral assessment of air quality.
RIVM experts publish around 800 scientific publications and reports per year. RIVM has a proven track record regarding the execution of EU funded projects. RIVM participated in 70 FP7 projects and is currently involved in 15 Horizon 2020 projects. Our researchers are members of more than 200 international experts committees of the EU, WHO, OECD and other international organizations and provide scientist advice for policy development. RIVM regularly performs research and provide advice to EU agencies such as EFSA, EEA, ECDC and EMA.