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Central and Eastern Europe Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment

Objective

The main objective of CECILIA is to deliver a climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment in targeted areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Emphasis is given to applications of regional climate modelling studies at a resolution of 10 km for local impact studies in key sectors of the region. The project contains studies of hydrology, water quality and water management (focusing at medium-sized river catchments and the Black Sea coast), air quality issues in urban areas (Black Triangle - a polluted region around the common borders of the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany), agriculture (crop yield, pests and diseases, carbon cycle), and forestry (management, carbon cycle). Very high-resolution simulations over this region are necessary due to the presence of complex topographical and land use features.

Climate change impacts on large urban and industrial areas modulated by topographical and land-use effects, which can be resolved at the 10 km scale, are investigated by CECILIA. The high spatial and temporal resolution of dense national observational networks at high temporal resolution and of the CECILIA regional model experiments will uniquely feed into investigations of climate change consequences for weather extremes in the region under study. Comparison with the results based on statistical downscaling techniques will also be provided. Statistical downscaling methods for verification of the regional model results will be developed and applied, and assessments of their use in localization of mo del output for impact studies will be performed.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
Czechia

Participants (15)

ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE
Romania
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97
Bucuresti
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Address
Administration Building, University Campus
Thessaloniki
BOKU - UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
Address
Na Sabatce 17
Praha 4
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT.
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Koebenhavn
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
Budapest
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR
Romania
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97, Sector 1
Bucharest
METEO-FRANCE
France
Address
Quai Branly 1
Paris
NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
Address
T.g. Masaryka 22
Zvolen
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Blvd. Tzarigradsko Shose 66
Sofia
ORSZAGOS METEOROLOGIAI SZOLGALAT
Hungary
Address
Kitaibel P. U. 1
Budapest
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
Warszawa
THE ABDUS SALAM INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Italy
Address
Strada Costiera, 11
Trieste
USTAV FYZIKY ATMOSFERY AV CR
Czechia
Address
Bocni Ii, 1401
Praha 4