SNOWMAN is a transnational group of research funding organizations and administrations in the field of soil sustainable management in Europe. We aim to bridge the gap between knowledge demand and supply (Science-Policy-Practice Interface) through the development and sharing of relevant knowledge by:
- executing a research programme through calls for projects;
- sharing the knowledge developed in the SNOWMAN projects and within the national institutions among the members and our broader networks;
- involving end-users and stakeholders by giving them a role in our advisory group and in our project consortia with end-user participation.
To date, the SNOWMAN network has launched 4 calls and funded 17 projects for a total of 4,8M€ (see portfolio). The SNOWMAN network has decided to devote 2015 and 2016 to knowledge dissemination and to the development of new and stronger collaborations within and outside the network. Given the new context of the European research Area related to soil and land management, opportunities for joint calls and activities will be reassessed in 2016.