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Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean region: Responding to User Needs

Objective

CLIM-RUN aims at developing a protocol for applying new methodologies and improved modeling and downscaling tools for the provision of adequate climate information at regional to local scale that is relevant to and usable by different sectors of society (policymakers, industry, cities, etc.). Differently from current approaches, CLIM-RUN will develop a bottom-up protocol directly involving stakeholders early in the process with the aim of identifying well defined needs at the regional to local scale. The improved modeling and downscaling tools will then be used to optimally respond to these specific needs. The protocol is assessed by application to relevant case studies involving interdependent sectors, primarily tourism and energy, and natural hazards (wild fires) for representative target areas (mountainous regions, coastal areas, islands). The region of interest for the project is the Greater Mediterranean area, which is particularly important for two reasons. First, the Mediterranean is a recognized climate change hot-spot, i.e. a region particularly sensitive and vulnerable to global warming. Second, while a number of countries in Central and Northern Europe have already in place well developed climate service networks (e.g. the United Kingdom and Germany), no such network is available in the Mediterranean. CLIM-RUN is thus also intended to provide the seed for the formation of a Mediterranean basin-side climate service network which would eventually converge into a pan-European network. The general time horizon of interest for the project is the future period 2010-2050, a time horizon that encompasses the contributions of both inter-decadal variability and greenhouse-forced climate change. In particular, this time horizon places CLIM-RUN within the context of a new emerging area of research, that of decadal prediction, which will provide a strong potential for novel research.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 401 000
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Artale (Dr.)

Participants (15)

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 299 200
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Lange (Prof.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 261 480
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 251 200
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrej Michelcich (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 500
Address
Carrer Doctor Trueta 203 3R Pis
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mercè Carrasco (Ms.)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 210 300
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioanna Kolliakou (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 310 050
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giulia Galluccio (Dr.)
TOURISME TERRITOIRES TRANSPORTS ENVIRONNEMENT CONSEIL
France
EU contribution
€ 275 250
Address
Rue Senac De Meihan 38
13088 Marseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ghislain Dubois (Dr.)
PLAN BLEU POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN MEDITERRANEE
France
EU contribution
€ 249 200
Address
Tour La Marseillaise 16Eme Etage 2B Bd Euromed Quai D Arenc
13002 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Loïc Fiquet (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 602
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonella Battaglini (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS EL MANAR
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 70 950
Address
Campus Tunis Rommana
1068 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Latifa Henia (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 601,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Dr.)
DRZAVNI HIDROMETEOROLOSKI ZAVOD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Gric 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedo Brankovic (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND FOUNDATION, INC.
United States
Address
Metzerott Road 3300
20783 Adelphi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Randy Possehl (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)