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Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean region: Responding to User Needs

Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean region: Responding to User Needs

Objective

CLIM-RUN aims at developing a protocol for applying new methodologies and improved modeling and downscaling tools for the provision of adequate climate information at regional to local scale that is relevant to and usable by different sectors of society (policymakers, industry, cities, etc.). Differently from current approaches, CLIM-RUN will develop a bottom-up protocol directly involving stakeholders early in the process with the aim of identifying well defined needs at the regional to local scale. The improved modeling and downscaling tools will then be used to optimally respond to these specific needs. The protocol is assessed by application to relevant case studies involving interdependent sectors, primarily tourism and energy, and natural hazards (wild fires) for representative target areas (mountainous regions, coastal areas, islands). The region of interest for the project is the Greater Mediterranean area, which is particularly important for two reasons. First, the Mediterranean is a recognized climate change hot-spot, i.e. a region particularly sensitive and vulnerable to global warming. Second, while a number of countries in Central and Northern Europe have already in place well developed climate service networks (e.g. the United Kingdom and Germany), no such network is available in the Mediterranean. CLIM-RUN is thus also intended to provide the seed for the formation of a Mediterranean basin-side climate service network which would eventually converge into a pan-European network. The general time horizon of interest for the project is the future period 2010-2050, a time horizon that encompasses the contributions of both inter-decadal variability and greenhouse-forced climate change. In particular, this time horizon places CLIM-RUN within the context of a new emerging area of research, that of decadal prediction, which will provide a strong potential for novel research.

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 401 000

Administrative Contact

Vincenzo Artale (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 299 200

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 261 480

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 251 200

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 305 500

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 210 300

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 310 050

TOURISME TERRITOIRES TRANSPORTS ENVIRONNEMENT CONSEIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 250

PLAN BLEU POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN MEDITERRANNEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 200

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 602

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 262 000

UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS EL MANAR

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 70 950

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 188 601,50

DRZAVNI HIDROMETEOROLOSKI ZAVOD

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND FOUNDATION, INC.

United States

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265192

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 680 340,98

  • EU contribution

    € 3 489 333,50

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy