CLIMRUN - Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean Region Responding to User Needs

Project description


The Mediterranean area is a recognized climate change hot spot, i.e. a region particularly sensitive and vulnerable to global warming. It is due to scientific climate models which are predicting with more than 90% certainty that average temperatures in Mediterranean will raise 4 degrees Celsius, while the severe water stress will be at 30% (from 19% at present). We will be faced with heat waves and droughts much more often and with more severe consequences then now. To be able to cope with severances of changes i.e. to adopt, we need to know more and to understand about the climate change and how it will impact sectors important for our lives.

Objectives

General aims of the project are:

  • Design and implementation of a protocol for optimizing the two-way information transfer between climate experts and stakeholders
  • Advancement of the science underpinning the production of detailed climate information at regional to local scales tailored for stakeholder needs
  • Test of the protocol via its application to a number of real world case studies

Donors



Donors Amount
2012
DHMZ (Državni hidrometerološki zavod Republike Hrvatske) $12.618

Delivery

Year Amount


Overview
Project status
Completed
Project duration
1 March 2011-28 February 2014
Geographic coverage
Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, UK, Tunisia, Belgium, Croatia, USA
Focus area
Energy and Environment
Project officers
Robert Pašičko (robert.pasicko@undp.org), Paolo M. Ruti, Čedo Branković
Partners
• ENEA - Agenzia per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile; EEWRC - The Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation - The Cyprus Institute; CNRM - Météo France; ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics; IC3 - Fundaciò Privada Institut Català de Ciències del Clima; NOA - National Observatory of Athens; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici; TEC - Tourisme Territoires Transports Environnement Conseil; Plan Bleu - Plan Bleu pour l'Environnement et le développement en Méditerranée; PIK - Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung; UEA - University of East Anglia; GREVACHOT - University of Tunis; JRC - Joint Research Center; DHMZ - Meteorological and hydrological services of Croatia; USMD - University System of Maryland; UC - Universidad de Cantabria
Project document
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