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PermaNET : Permafrost Long-Term Monitoring Network

Description:

The overall objective of the PermaNET project is to make a contribution to the mitigation of natural hazards that result from climate change impacts on alpine permafrost. Through the creation of an alpine-wide monitoring network and by developing a common strategy for dealing with permafrost related hazards PermaNET contributes to sustainable development and the implementation of good governance practices. PermaNET will provide decision-makers and responsible authorities with the necessary decision-bases and strategies to deal with permafrost related hazards. Gaps in the data of permafrost distribution will be closed and a continuous permafrost map and database for the entire Alpine Space will be produced.

Project information

Lead
Automous Province of Bolzano (IT) Volkmar Mair
Partners

* Bavarian Environment Agency, Department (DE) * Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piemonte (IT) * Aosta Valley Autonomous Region (IT) * Region of Veneto (IT) * Autonomous Province of Trento (It) * Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (AT) * University of Innsbruck (AT) * University of Graz (AT) * Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (AT) * Regional Office for Salzburg and Oberösterreich * University Joseph Fourier (FR) * National Center for Scientific Research (FR) * Grenoble Institute of Technology (FR) * Federal Office for the Environment (CH)

Source of funding
Interreg IV B Alpine Space

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Keywords

Risk management, monitoring network, mountain areas, permafrost

Duration

2008/7/1-2011/7/31

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Ice and Snow

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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