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Twinning for the advancement of data-driven multidisciplinary research into hydro-climatic extremes to support risk assessment and decision making

Project description

Studying hydro-climate extremes in south-east Europe

The south-east European region is severely affected by climate change: reduced summer precipitation is causing health risks, drought threats and higher energy demands. However, little is known about the future effects of climate change in this part of Europe. The EU-funded EXtremeClimTwin project will reinforce and improve the research and innovation capacity of the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences (UNSPMF) in Serbia in the domains of climate change and hydro-climate extremes. The project will establish a collaborative network with the German SME and research company Climate Risk Analysis, the Loughborough University in the UK and the Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO) in Norway, which will allow knowledge-transfer and provide further training for the personnel and early-stage researchers of the University of Novi Sad.


EXtremeClimTwin aims to strengthen and improve the research and innovation capacity of the Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad (UNSPMF; Novi Sad, Serbia) in the areas of climate change and hydro-climate extremes through twinning with internationally-leading counterparts from Member States of the EU: the SME and research company Climate Risk Analysis (CRA, Germany) and Loughborough University (LU, United Kingdom) and Associated country the Center for International Climate research (CICERO, Norway). It is expected that a warmer climate will result in a higher incidence of heat waves, less summer precipitation and at the same time higher rainfall intensities throughout much of South East Europe. Increasing heat extremes are a key hazard in this part of Europe. Together with reduced summer precipitation, they can increase drought risk, health risks and energy demand in summer. However, there is a knowledge gap in this part of Europe to properly understand how climate change will continue to affect the region. Cold waves, heatwaves and droughts in the summer, put a strain on the health system and the economy. Therefore, UNSPMF recognized the need to build capacities in detection and attribution of extreme hydro-climate events through collaborations and training with institutions that examine these events in other parts of Europe. The close collaboration between researches from UNSPMF and other experts in the field of climate change and hydro-climate extremes in the EU will form a synergistic network that will permit the transfer of knowledge and training of the existing personnel and early stage researchers of UNSPMF. As a result, the EXtremeClimTwin will have both direct and indirect scientific, social and economic impacts. In addition, the implementation of the project will facilitate future collaborations with experts in the field at EU level, increase the UNSPMF research capabilities, as well as enhance the research and academic profile of all participants.

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University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences
Net EU contribution
€ 386 712,50
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3
21000 Novi Sad

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Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 386 712,50

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