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Fluvial processes and sediment dynamics of slope channel systems: Impacts of socio economic-and climate change on river system characteristics and related services

Objective

The project is focused on the ecological and morphological characteristics of river channels and related processes of erosion, sediment transport and deposition under changing boundary conditions described by socio economic and climate change scenarios. We will study effects of these changes on river systems at different spatial and temporal scales. The specific focus of the project is addressing the interface between the river channel and related slope systems. We will study historic evolution of river systems and will simulate future developments using scenarios.
The main projects scopes are:
1) Exchange of experience, methods and knowledge in fluvio-morphologic processes research.
2) Developing and harmonization of tools and models for monitoring and management of hillslope-river channel-systems.
3) Assessment of hydromorphological processes, and pressures across multiple temporal and spatial scales in different European river systems;
We will examine the links between erosive processes and hydromorphology in the context of integrated river basin management, considering the interactions with other elements of the whole system such as anthropogenic pressures and environmental changes. The new tools will help to assess the processes dynamics at the interface between hydrogeomorphological river processes and slope systems in a qualitative way. Moreover, new innovative techniques will be developed and applied that allow a quantification of the processes. The special focus is on remote sensing, aerial photography, field measurements with total stations, GPS, statistical analysis, all integrated in a GIS.
We will reach these targets as a multidisciplinary team across Europe, sharing knowledge, developing new approaches and applying them in different environments. We will explicitly aim to identify and integrate the different and overlapping conceptual understandings of scientists from the different disciplines carrying out joined research in this project.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 43 700
Administrative Contact
Michael Maerker (Dr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 400
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Mazzola (Prof.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 36 100
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Hochschild (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET KAZIMIERZA WIELKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 100
Address
Ul Chodkiewicza 30
85 064 Bydgoszcz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aniela Bekier-Jasińska (Mrs.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 34 200
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jerker Jarsjö (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 20 900
Address
Bulevardul Carol I 11
700506 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristi Nicu (Mr.)
Institutul de Ecologie si Geografie
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 13 300
Address
Academiei 1
MD-2001 Chisinau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tatiana Popusoi (Ms.)