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Central and Eastern Europe Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment

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.

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Coordinator

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

Address

Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1

Czechia

Administrative Contact

Tomas HALENKA (Dr)

Participants (15)

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ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE

Romania

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

BOKU - UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV

Czechia

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT.

Denmark

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR

Romania

METEO-FRANCE

France

NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM

Slovakia

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

ORSZAGOS METEOROLOGIAI SZOLGALAT

Hungary

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

THE ABDUS SALAM INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Italy

USTAV FYZIKY ATMOSFERY AV CR

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37005

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 367 022

  • EU contribution

    € 2 749 891

Coordinated by:

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

Czechia