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Climate change integrated assessment methodology for cross-sectoral adaptation and vulnerability in Europe

Objective

CLIMSAVE will develop and apply an integrated methodology for stakeholder-led, climate change impact and vulnerability assessment that explicitly evaluates regional and continental scale adaptation options, and cross-sectoral interactions between the key sectors driving landscape change in Europe (agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts/floodplains, water resources, urban development and transport). A range of sectoral meta-models will be linked within a common assessment platform that is user-friendly, interactive and web-based to allow the rapid reproduction of climate change impacts by stakeholders themselves. The meta-models will be derived from detailed state-of-the-art models which represent the latest results on impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change and which are appropriate for multi-scale spatially explicit impact studies. Indicator metrics, which translate the outputs from the integrated models into ecosystem services outcomes, will create a standardised approach across sectors ensuring comparability in quantifying impacts and vulnerability. The integrated assessment platform will use these metrics to identify hotspots of climate change vulnerability and provide the ability to assess adaptation strategies for reducing these vulnerabilities, in terms of their cost-effectiveness and cross-sectoral benefits and conflicts. Methods for reducing uncertainties and increasing the transparency of model and scenario assumptions will be implemented to inform the development of robust policy responses. A series of professionally facilitated workshops will identify stakeholder needs and test an innovative methodology for participatory scenario development specifically geared towards interactive climate change impact and adaptation assessment. Two sets of three workshops at two levels (European and regional) will ensure that the CLIMSAVE methodologies work at different scales and provide for continuity of engagement and mutual learning.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 511 483
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)

Participants (17)

FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 169 267
Address
Sfintii Voievozi 6
010966 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Cojocaru (Mr.)
PROSPEX BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 328 104
Address
Vlugestal 6
3140 Keerbergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Gramberger (Dr.)
ESSRG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 79 718
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
György Pataki (Dr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 344
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ian Holman (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 182
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ramon M. Pardina (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 454
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl-Heinz Simon (Dr.)
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 142 502
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Trnka (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 140 544
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Tsokaros (Mr.)
TINCH ROBERT ROSS TEMPLETON
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 88 366
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 425
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Tinch (Dr.)
SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Schwarzspanierstrasse 4/3
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Gölli (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 922
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 168 928
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin T. Sykes (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 181 666
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kasper Kok (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 364
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Kerhoas (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURE CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 37 800
Address
Zhongguancun South Street 12 Haidian District
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erda Lin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Australia
Address
Sippy Downs Drive 1
4556 Sippy Downs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Palmer (Ms.)
Victoria University
Australia
Address
Cnr Mills Close And Ballarat Road
3011 Footscray
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandy Superina (Ms.)