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Climate change and impact research: the Mediterranean environment

Objective

CIRCE aims at developing for the first time an assessment of the climate change impacts in the Mediterranean area.
The objectives of the project are:
- To predict and to quantify physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean area
- To evaluate the consequences of climate change for the society and the economy of the populations located in the Mediterranean area
- To develop an integrated approach to understand combined effects of climate change
- To identify adaptation and mitigation strategies in collaboration with regional stakeholders CIRCE wants to understand and to explain how climate will change in the Mediterranean area.
The project will investigate how global and Mediterranean climates interact, how the radiative properties of the atmosphere and the radiative fluxes vary, the interaction between cloudiness and aerosol, the modifications in the water cycle. Recent observed modifications in the climate variables and detected trends will be compared. The economic and social consequences of climate change shall be evaluated by analyzing direct impacts on migration, tourism and energy markets together with indirect impacts on the economic system. CIRCE will moreover investigate the consequences on agriculture, forests and ecosystems. human health and air quality.
The variability of extreme events in the future scenario and their impacts will be assessed. A rigorous common framework, including a set of quantitative indicators developed specifically for the Mediterranean environment will be developed and used in collaboration with regional stakeholders.
The results will be incorporated in a decision support system tool and disseminated to the relevant users. Possible adaptation and mitigation strategies will be identified. The integrated results discussed by the project CIRCE will be presented in the first Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean area.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
Italy

Participants (65)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles R. Darwin 14
Paterna, Valencia
CLU SRL
Italy
Address
Via Togliatti 17/C
Castelfranco Emilia
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT.
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Kobenhavn
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE.
Greece
Address
Leof. Knossou
Heraklion, Crete
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
Milano
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
Madrid
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
Address
University Campus, Building 9
Athina
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A 31
Potsdam
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42, Rue Scheffer
Paris
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE
Denmark
Address
Scherfigsvej 8
Kobenhavn
FONDATION DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
Address
27, Rue Saint Guillaume
Paris Cedex 07
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wiltshire
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon 1
Athina
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LA MER
Tunisia
Address
Rue Du 2 Mars 1934, 28
Salammbo
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA.
Israel
Address
Mont Carmel, Abba Chushi Road
Haifa
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Baldiri I Reixac, 10-12
Barcelona
AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA E
Italy
Address
Borgo Santo Spirito 3
Roma
METEO-FRANCE
France
Address
1, Quai Branly
Paris
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road
Exeter
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Maria In Gradi 4
Viterbo
UNIVERSITY OF YORK.
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO / EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Address
Barrio Sarriena S/n
Leioa Bizkaia
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
Barcelona
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
Athina
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA DE HENARES
Spain
Address
Colegio Mayor San Ildefonso - Plaza De San Diego S/n
Alcala De Henares/madrid
ZADIG SRL
Italy
Address
Via Serbelloni, 4
Milano
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA APLICADA E TECNOLOGIA DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA.
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande - Edificio Icat
Lisboa
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Address
Administration Building, University Hill
Mytilene
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE
Egypt
Address
Heliopolis Bahary, 2 - El-hegaz Street, Heliopolis
Cairo
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
Address
Piazza Vincenzo Rivera 1
Coppito, L'aquila
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswertherstrasse 16-18
Berlin
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
Lecce
EUROPEAN CLIMATE FORUM
Germany
Address
P/o Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research, Telegrafenberg
Potsdam
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Address
The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Pazo De San Xerome - Plaza Do Obradoiro S/n
Santiago De Compostela
CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO PER I CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI SCARL
Italy
Address
Via Augusto Imperatore 16
Lecce
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE TUNIS
Tunisia
Address
Place Pasteur 13
Tunis
ASSOCIATION DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CLIMAT ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Algeria
Address
Immeuble Le Sphynx -3Eme Peripherique - Usto
Oran
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Syria
Address
El Khadra
Aleppo
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
47Th Km Athens - Sounio Av., Mavro Lithari
Anavissos Attiki
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV.
Israel
Address
Campus Of The University Of The Negev
Beer Sheva
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Str. 42
Athina
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
MEDIAS FRANCE
France
Address
Cnes, 18 Avenue Edouard Belin
Toulouse
SEI OXFORD OFFICE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
266 Banbury Road, Suite 193
Oxford
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
Address
15 Kypranoros St.
27456 Nicosia
GKSS FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
Geesthacht
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Address
Crta. Valldemossa Km 7.5, Son Lledo
Palma De Mallorca