ORIENTGATE – A structured network for integration of climate knowledge into policy and territorial planning

This project will build a bridge between the science community where most of the climate-information is generated and the stakeholders community that has to introduce these data in the decision making process and policy.

30 months from 01/07/2012 to 01/12/2014

General aims

Foster concerted and coordinated climate adaptation actions across the SEE region.

Convey the up-to-date climate knowledge to policy makers who may best benefit from it, that is urban planers, nature protection authorities, regional and local development agencies, territorial and public works authorities.


As lead partner of the ORIENTGATE project CMCC is responsible for the coordination of all the partners and the identification of their role within the project. CMCC will provide the project vision, direction and representation.
Furthermore CMCC activities are intrinsically related to the project objectives and it will involve its six research Divisions: Numerical Applications and Scenarios (ANS); Climate Impacts and Policies (CIP); Impact on Soil and Coast (ISC); Impacts on Agriculture, Forest, and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT); Scientific Computing and Operations (SCO), Climate Services (SERC). Each division deals with a specific area of interest, pursues
defined objectives and aims to present detailed guidelines about possible strategies for a sustainable management of the effects of climate change. CMCC will thus bring into the project the expertise of all its research divisions.

Expected results

The principal project results include six pilot studies of specific climate adaptation exercises, a data platform connected to the EU Clearinghouse on Climate Adaptation, capacity enhancing seminars and workshops, working partnership among the hydro-meteorological offices of the SEE countries.

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The project will explore climate risks faced by coastal, rural and urban communities; contribute to a better understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on water regimes, forests and agro-ecosystems; and analyse specific adaptation needs in the hydroelectricity, agro-alimentary and tourism sectors.

  • Attica Region
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Forest Department
  • City of Koprivnica
  • CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
  • Center for Technological Research of Crete
  • Environmental Protection Agency of Covasna
  • General Department of Foreign Economic Activity and European Integration of Odessa Regional State Administration
  • Federal Hydrometeorological Institute
  • Region Council of Shkoder
  • Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
  • Regione Basilicata – Dipartimento dell’Ambiente, del Territorio e delle politiche della Sostenibilità
  • Regione Puglia, Dipartimento Mediterraneo
  • Republic Hydro - Meteorological Service of Republic of Srpska
  • Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
  • Republic of Bulgaria - Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
  • The Goulandris Natural History Museum Greek Biotope Wetland Centre
  • Hungarian Meteorological Service
  • Hungarian Nonprofit Ltd for Regional Development and Town Planning
  • Hydrometeoroloogical Service of Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Local Development Agency Gradiška
  • MATTM - Ministero dell'Ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare
  • Meteorological and Hydrological Service
  • Ministry of Environment Energy & Climate Change of Greece
  • Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro
  • Municipality of 13th District of Budapest
  • Municipality of Komotini
  • Municipality of Town Veszprem
  • National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
  • National Meteorological Administration
  • Odessa State Environmental University
  • Office of the Upper Austrian Federal State Government, Forest Service
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
  • Unione delle Province Italiane
  • Vilkovo City Council

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