Funded by
  • FP7-ENV-2007-1 Collaborative Project
Duration 4 years from 01/10/2008 to 30/09/2012

Coordinating organizationTop
  • CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop DivisionTop General aimsTop
  • To provide an ensemble of regional hydroclimate scenarios and their uncertainties for climate impact studies;
  • To project possible scenarios in land-use evolution for 2010-2040 and design adaptation strategies in terms of rural development for the most vulnerable areas;
  • To design strategies to adapt to the possible hydrological scenarios and their consequences (hydro-power, floods, river transportation and ecological systems in wetlands) over 2010-2040;
  • To ensure wide dissemination of the project results to stakeholders, to the scientific community and to the public through the project web site, the production of reports, brochures, information sheets and scientific papers, and the organization of training activities for stakeholders;
  • To foster long-term collaborations between European and South American Partners (sustained beyond the project  lifetime).
CMCC RoleTop

ANS division of CMCC is involved within the project in the research activities dedicated to the hydro-climate variability in the La Plata basin by means of atmospheric model experiments and to the analysis of the extreme events of the region.

ActivityTop
  • Project management
  • Project dissemination and coordination activities
  • Improving our description of recent past climate variability in La Plata Basin
  • Hydroclimate past and future low-frequency variability, trends and shifts
  • Regional Climate Change assessments for La Plata Basin
  • Processes and future evolution of extreme climate events in La Plata Basin
  • An interface for improving prediction capability of climate change societal impacts
  • Land use change, agriculture and socio-economic implications
  • Water resources in La Plata Basin in the context of climate change
PartnersTop
  • IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
  • UEA - University of East Anglia
  • ZALF - Leibniz-Zentrums für Agrarlandschaftsforschung
  • MPG - Max-Planck Gesellschaft Institut
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • UNIBO - Università di Bologna
  • UCLM - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • SMHI - Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
  • INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espacias
  • USP - Universidade de São Paulo
  • UFSC - Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina
  • UFPR - Universidad Federal de Paranà
  • CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas
  • UBA - Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • INTA - Instituto Nacional de Tecnologìa Agropecuaria
  • INA - Instituto Nacional del Agua
  • UR - Universidad de la Republica
  • CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • CESIRICERCA - CESI RICERCA SpA
  • UNIGE - University of Geneve