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A Europe-South America Network for Climate Change Assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212492

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 279 298,99

  • EU contribution

    € 3 358 995,82

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

Objective

The CLARIS LPB Project aims at predicting the regional climate change impacts on La Plata Basin (LPB) in South America, and at designing adaptation strategies for land-use, agriculture, rural development, hydropower production, river transportation, water resources and ecological systems in wetlands. In order to reach such a goal, the project has been built on the following four major thrusts. First, improving the description and understanding of decadal climate variability is of prime importance for short-term regional climate change projections (2010-2040). Second, a sound approach requires an ensemble of coordinated regional climate scenarios in order to quantify the amplitude and sources of uncertainties in LPB future climate at two time horizons: 2010-2040 for adaptation strategies and 2070-2100 for assessment of long-range impacts. Such coordination will allow to critically improve the prediction capacity of climate change and its impacts in the region. Third, adaptation strategies to regional scenarios of climate change impacts require a multi-disciplinary approach where all the regional components (climate, hydrology, land use, land cover, agriculture and deforestation) are addressed in a collaborative way. Feedbacks between the regional climate groups and the land use and hydrology groups will ensure to draw a first-order feedback of future land use and hydrology scenarios onto the future regional climate change. Fourth, stakeholders must be integrated in the design of adaptation strategies, ensuring their dissemination to public, private and governmental policy-makers. Finally, in continuity with the FP6 CLARIS Project, our project will put a special emphasis in forming young scientists in European institutes and in strengthening the collaborations between European and South American partners. The project is coordinated with the objectives of LPB, an international project on La Plata Basin that has been endorsed by the CLIVAR and GEWEX Panels.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

Address

Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 867 190

Administrative Contact

Jean-Philippe Boulanger (Dr.)

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 223,20

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 758,73

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 183 376,50

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 83 014

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 67 179

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 70 058

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 197 685,75

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 169 721

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 94 953,10

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA.

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 144 971

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 102 253,20

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 364 009,54

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 274 582,40

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 72 824

Instituzo national del agua

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 72 432

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA

Uruguay

EU Contribution

€ 108 163,20

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 98 228

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 52 975,20

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 6 398

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212492

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 279 298,99

  • EU contribution

    € 3 358 995,82

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

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