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The Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory's Adapt Pyrenean (OPCC ADAPYR) project is a unifying climate change project in the Pyrenees. It has made it possible to establish the bases for perpetuating the OPCC as an initiative of cooperation for climate change, beyond the duration of the project.

The main goal of the OPCC ADAPYR is to prepare the region for adaptation to climate change and increase its resilience to the challenges it poses. To this end, the project focuses on three main lines of action:

  1. the OBSERVATION of data on climate change efforts in the key areas of the Pyrenees: water resources, cryosphere, fauna, flora, woodland and natural risks.
  2. the CAPITALISATION of available information (projects programmed previously) to reflect it in tools adapted to the specific demands of the different agents in the region.
  3. the TRANSFER of knowledge generated in the region, its local agents and the population in general.

To this end, the project aims at achieving a series of specific objectives to:

  • Consolidate the collaborative observation and research work on both sides of the Pyrenees, defining the basic climate change impact indicators.
  • Prepare the first Pyrenees Climate Change Strategy, in harmony with the other territorial strategies in this field.
  • Transfer knowledge through participative processes that make it possible to identify the information needs and generate key information for the main socioeconomic sectors in the Pyrenees (farming and grazing, tourism, energy, health).
  • Search for formulas of collaboration and possible sources of financing to maintain climate change observation networks in the Pyrenees in the long term.
  • Communicate and support the decision-making process of the different areas involved.
  • Greater visibility for the Pyrenees, the specificities and needs of this region in relation to climate change and globally.

The OPCC's online information portal - - will also be consolidated and will serve as a platform for communicating the results, tools and good practice cases on climate change adaptation produced and compiled by the OPCC ADAPYR project. In addition, actions are planned to ensure that all the scientific knowledge generated is transferred to socio-economic sectors, public managers (municipal and regional) and the general public.

Project information


CTP (Pyrenean Working Community), Spain


Estación Experimental de Aula Dei - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EEAD-CSIC), Spain;
Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), France;
Conservatoire botanique pyrénéen agréé Conservatoire botanique national des Pyrénées et de Midi-Pyrénées, France;
Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IPE-CSIC), Spain;
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France;
Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO), France;
Sociedad Pública Vasca de Medio Ambiente (IHOBE), Spain;
Sociedad Pública Navarra (NASUVINSA), Spain;
Servei Meteorologic de Catalunya (SMC), Spain;
Andorra Recerca + innovació (AR+I), Spain.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Nov 16 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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