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Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology

Reducing flood risks is one of the most pressing challenges facing European coastal managers. Sea level rise, climate change and increasing coastal populations, intensify this challenge, demanding innovative approaches towards coastal management

Sustainble Mountain Huts in Europe

Measures to increase the energy resilience of mountaineering tourism infrastructure are vital for the development of mountainous regions. Recent studies suggest important impacts of climate change on the energy sector and underpin the need for adaptation, notably in the electricity sector

Planning a multi-ecological neighbourhood as a model of urban resilience

Urban environmental issues operate at different scales, and this is the case for climate change adaptation strategies that necessarily complement mitigation measures. Adaptation and mitigation operate at different spatial scales: while mitigation measures have a global effect; adaptation strategies must be designed at the regional or local scale depending on the climate change impact

European Market for Climate Services

The overall goal of EU-MACS ( EU ropean   MA rket for   C limate   S ervices) is to make the wealth of climate information truly accessible and applicable for a large variety of potential climate service (CS) users. In cooperation with current and potential CS users the EU-MACS project will develop mechanisms that should assist both CS providers and users in better matching their products, capabilities, and needs, while at the same time also smoothing the processes for search, selection, tailoring, and (decision oriented) using of climate service products

Sustainable management of the systems Posidonia-beaches in the Mediterranean region

Posidonia oceanica is a Mediterranean endemic marine flowering plant (seagrass) forming extensive underwater meadows which are important contributors to the bioremediation of coastal waters and shoreline protection. Posidonia residues (withered leaves, fibers and rhizomes) are regularly stranded and beached ashore, where they help reduce wind and swell wave energy and act as seedbanks for dune formation, increasing thus the overall resilience of the coast to natural and climate change effects

Green and blue infrastructure for grey peri-urban landscapes

This Life+ project aims to design and develop multifunctional green and blue infrastructure in the Flemish Belt around Brussels and in De Wijers. Urban green and blue infrastructure not only supports the fight against biodiversity loss, it also helps cities to adapt to climate change, thereby generating a high social added value

Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union

The ESPREssO project (Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union), a Coordination and Support Action funded by DG-RESEARCH under the H2020 Programme, have contributed to a new strategic vision on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Europe and to a future roadmap for research and innovation activities within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.  To achieve this goal, the project has used three main broad challenges as a logic framework around which to build the recognition of relevant gaps and needs both in the scientific and governance domains: Integrating DRR and CCA, to propose ways to create more coherent national and European approaches and resilience strengthening; Integrating Science and legal/policy issues in DRR and CCA, to enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap within these domains at local and national levels; Improving national regulations to prepare for transboundary crises, to address the issue of efficient management of disasters induced by natural hazards (including cascading effects and NaTech) requiring a coordinated effort from two or more countries in the EU, and/or the support of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

INter-sectoral Health Environment Research for InnovaTions

INHERIT is about stimulating effective inter-sectoral policies and interventions that promote health and well being across the social gradient by tackling key environmental stressors and related inequalities in the areas of living (green space and energy efficient housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (food consumption and production). It aims to encourage mankind to modify our current lifestyles, characterized by a "take, make, consume, dispose" model of growth, to formulate scenarios for a more sustainable future, and to design, implement and test inter-sectoral initiatives to achieve the desired change

Climate forecast enabled knowledge services

The aim of CLARA innovation action is to develop a set of leading edge climate services building upon the newly developed Copernicus Climate Change Services near term forecasts and sectorial information systems (SIS) and sustain their marketability and value. OBJECTIVES facilitate development of new and enhancement of existing climate services by drawing upon the recent seasonal to decadal projections and projections developed under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S); analyse and demonstrate the economic and social value unleashed by climate forecast enabled climate services and corroborate the ensuing direct and indirect benefits various end users and customers obtain from them in terms of reduced risk, more efficient resource management, and improved resilience to climate variability and change; engage service developers, purveyors and end-users in mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships for service co-design, co-development, co-assessment and co-delivery; contribute to advancing the European innovation, competitiveness and market performance for climate services, by designing and implementing innovative exploitation, business and market-oriented activities

Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems

ICARUS (Integrated Climate forcing and Air pollution Reduction in Urban Systems) was a European research and innovation project active from May 2016 to October 2020. The project applied integrated tools and strategies for urban impact assessment in support of air quality and climate change governance in EU Member States leading to the design and implementation of appropriate abatement strategies to improve the air quality and reduce the carbon footprint in European cities

Linking environment, climate and health

BlueHealth is a pan-European research initiative investigating the links between urban blue spaces, climate and health. It is combining interdisciplinary approaches to examine how wellbeing might be promoted through the development of blue infrastructure

Translating climate data into power plants operational guidance

CLIM2POWER aims to develop a climate service that integrates seasonal weather forecasts into decision making in the electricity sector. In particular, it assesses the value of current and possible future seasonal forecasts for an improved management of power generation portfolios

A Resilience information platform for Adriatic cities and towns

ADRIADAPT aims at promoting local and regional resilience by developing the knowledge base required to identify suitable climate adaptation and planning options. In this way, the project will enable local authorities to respond to policy needs related to climate action in urban and coastal zones of the project area

Inspired innovative strategies for prevention, diagnosis and therapy of ragweed pollen induced respiratory diseases induced by ambrosia pollen

The main objective of the INSPIRED project is to develop a new diagnostic kit, based on recombinant allergen use, specific for ragweed allergic patients, which will better direct the therapy, with the support of an international team by attracting foreign specialists with recognized competence, thus increasing the Romanian participation in research areas at the European level, and creating a scientific research core of specialists in advanced technologies based on recombinant allergens applications of European level. Because of climate change (particularly rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels) and other drivers like urbanisation and pollutants, plant evolution has already led to an increase of ragweed biomass, the length of the pollen season and also the atmospheric pollen count

Climate adaptation through co-creation

Co-Adapt will develop, test and roll-out approaches to co-creation of nature based (NB) and natural process solutions (NPS) to improve adaptive capacity of the 2Seas region to the water-related effects of climate change. The project will develop more open and transparent governance for adaptive water management by embedding co-creation in policy frameworks, especially spatial and water management strategies - leading to greater awareness and stakeholder-led action to improve climate resilience

Resilience for EU Bathing Waters and Coastal Communities

The Acclimatize operation aims to close the knowledge gap in relation to the faecal pollution of 'at-risk' urban and rural bathing waters in Ireland and Wales by identifying and quantifying pollution streams and determining their impact on these waters through a dynamic period of climate change. The project develops a range of practical management methods, including smart real‐time predictive tools, to improve the quality of such coastal waters to ensure compliance with regulations to protect human health and the marine environment

SMR Resilience Building Policies tool

The Resilience Building Policies tool is a searchable online collection of illustrative real case studies of policy implementation in cities. The tool includes references to other sources that provide details of case studies of policy implementation in cities and provides a practical point of reference for cities considering the implementation of related policies

Impact of climate change on bird populations (no further updates)

Climate change is having a detectable effect on bird populations at a European scale, including both negative and positive effects. The number of bird species whose populations are observed to be negatively impacted by climatic change is three times larger than those observed to be positively affected by climate warming in this set of widespread European land birds

Highly Efficient and Thermotolerant Wheat

The EU-funded Heat-Wheat project aims to meet the needs for a growing food security in a changing climate, which is currently one the key challenges for agricultural research, particularly the impact of heat waves on food production. Photosynthesis is arguably the greatest contributor to crop yield and its reduction will severely affect food production

DownScaling CLImate imPACTs and decarbonisation pathways in EU islands, and enhancing socioeconomic and non-market evaluation of Climate Change for Europe, for 2050 and beyond

SOCLIMPACT aims to provide advances in the economic evaluation of climate-induced impacts, and in climate and economic models, allowing downscaled projections of complex impact chains, and facilitating the resilience capacity of vulnerable lands. In particular, the project focuses on the modelling of downscaled climate change effects and their socioeconomic impacts in European islands and archipelagos for the period 2030–2100, in the context of the EU Blue Economy sectors, and assess corresponding decarbonisation and adaptation pathways, thus complementing current available projections for Europe, and nourishing actual economic models with non-market assessment

Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation of Risk

The Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation Of Risk (RASOR) project developed a platform to perform multi-hazard risk analysis to support the full cycle of disaster management, including targeted support to critical infrastructure monitoring and climate change impact assessment. RASOR overlays archived and near-real time very-high resolution optical and radar satellite data, combined with in-situ data for both global and local applications

Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT

The main objective of the RISC-KIT project is to develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone. These products will enhance forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities, improve the assessment of long-term coastal risk and optimise the mix of prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures

Mediterranean Network of sustainable small-scale fishing communities

Fishing is a strategic sector in the Mediterranean area in terms of economic growth and employment. However, several issues may hamper its development on the long run such as low profitability and competitiveness, impact of catch limits on marginal areas characterized by poor job opportunities and lack of an appropriate common strategy at Mediterranean level for small fishing communities

adaptation to climate change

This research aimed to improve understanding of how adaptation to climate change relates to vulnerability, what this means in practice, and how social vulnerability to climate change is currently understood. It explored two case studies of climate change adaptation in the south-west of England, focusing on affordable water efficiency and heatwave planning

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