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Damage risk assessment, economic impact and mitigation strategies for sustainable preservation of cultural heritage in the times of climate change

Objective

Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our time which also threatens cultural heritage. As a non-renewable important resource to the European identity, sustainable adaptation strategies are required for long term preservation. For this purpose and for the first time ever, the CLIMATE FOR CULTURE project will couple completely new high resolution (10x10km) climate change evolution scenarios with whole building simulation models to identify the risks for specific regions. The innovation lies in the elaboration of a more reliable damage assessment by connecting the future climate data with whole building simulation models and new damage assessment functions. In situ measurements at UNESCO sites throughout Europe will allow a much more precise and integrated assessment of the real damage impact of climate change on cultural heritage. Appropriate sustainable mitigation/adaptation strategies, also from previous projects, are further developed and applied on the basis of these findings simultaneously. All these results will be incorporated into an assessment of the economic impacts. In order to ensure an efficient use of resources, this project will build on the results of already concluded EU research projects (Noah’s Ark). Techniques from FP5/6 projects will be reassessed for their applicability in future scenarios at different regions in Europe and Mediterranean to fully meet sustainability criteria. The proposed project will thus be able to estimate more systematically the damage potential of climate change on European cultural heritage. The team consists of 27 multidisciplinary partners from all over Europe and Egypt including the world’s leading institutes in climate modelling and whole building simulation. The final achievement of the project will be a macro-economic impact report on cultural heritage in the times of climate change akin to the STERN report which would be a truly European contribution to future IPCC Reports.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 128 225,54
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (27)

HOGSKOLAN PA GOTLAND

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Sweden
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Cramerg 3
62157 Visby
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tor Brostrom (Dr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 201 370
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jiri Zápotocký (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 187 078,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Domenico Anfossi (Dr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU GRADEVINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 147 799,60
Address
Fra Andrije Kacica Miosica 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vlatka Rajcic (Prof.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 234 975,75
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 412,50
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
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Other
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Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 134 025
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Miller (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 269 921,25
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Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marius M. Monen (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 150 924,80
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Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Roko Zarnic (Prof.)
GRADBENI INSTITUT ZRMK DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 133 623,60
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Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Marjana šijanec Zavrl (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 209 020
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Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tor Brostrom (Dr.)
Andreas Weiß freelance conservator restorer
Germany
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€ 156 200,80
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Teschvitz 3
18569 Gingst
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Weiß (Mr.)
RADON JAN - ENGINEERING CONSULTING & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Poland
EU contribution
€ 144 900
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Ul. Balicka 140 D
30149 Kraków
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Radon (Prof.)
Krah&Grote Measurement Solution
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 800,80
Address
Gewerbering 9
83624 Otterfing
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Krah (Mr.)
Käferhaus GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 140 800,80
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Neustadlgasse 9
A-2103 Langenzersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jochen Kaeferhaus (Dr.)
Haftcourt Limited

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 77 800,80
Address
Fitzroy Square 19
11324 Stockholm
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Holmberg (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 450
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel París Torres (Mr.)
Bayerische Staatsministerium der Finanzen
Germany
EU contribution
€ 19 999,20
Address
Odeonsplatz 4
80539 München
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Haefner (Mr.)
Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 973
Address
Barer Strasse 29
80799 München
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Nippert (Mr.)
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST OR NATURAL BEAUTY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 380,20
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Kemble Drive
SN2 2NA Swindon
Activity type
Other
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Katherine Jane Lithgow (Ms.)
KYBERTEC S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 89 785,05
Address
Tovarni 1112
537 01 Chrudim Iv
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oto Sládek (Dr.)
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 420,20
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Marshall (Prof.)
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CULTNAT
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 9 199,80
Address
Cairo Alexandria Road Km 28
- Giza
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hind Mostafa (Mrs.)
Jonathan Ashley-Smith
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 040,80
Address
Richmond Road 27
CB4 3PP Cambridge
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Ashley-Smith (Prof.)
Institut national du patrimoine
France
EU contribution
€ 14 000,40
Address
Carre Colbert 2 Rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Gross (Dr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
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€ 261 488,40
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Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew Farrell (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE SALVATORE MAUGERI CLINICA DEL LAVORO E DELLA RIABILITAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 248,95
Address
Via Salvatore Maugeri 4
27100 Pavia
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Danilo Cottica (Dr.)