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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2018-11-30

The overall objective of the Project Cooperation Agreement is to ensure the highest possible level of scientific expertise in the implementation of the project “Enhancing Environmental Performance and Climate Proofing of Infrastructure Investments in the Western Balkan Region from an EU integration perspective”. As a result, BOKU has been selected as a Partner for the implementation of the activities under Component 1 and 2 as indicated below. Component 1: Understanding the future climate and weather patterns in the target region: strengthening national capacities to understand climate change and climate change related risks in the region through improvement of the information base Component 2: Planning for the future climate and weather patterns in the target region: strengthening national capacities to integrate climate change projections and climate proofing and green infrastructure in infrastructure development on a regional and national level
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-18 - 2020-09-17

The overall goal of AQUACLEW is to use innovative research techniques and integrated co-development with users to advance the quality and usability of several climate services for a number of water related sectors. The current work to develop these services indicates that the following crucial improvements are required to increase user adoption and satisfaction: (a) indicators and resolution of the indicators given by the service needs to address a wider range of user needs; (b) large-scale climate service data should be more reliable at the local decision scale and (c) guidance and visualisation tools in the services should better reflect the wider range of user needs. Research addressing these improvements will be co-developed considering user inputs to further integrate users across the whole chain of climate service production. This means users are updated on the latest scientific knowledge; better understand potentials or limitations of the data, and can influence (choose between) assumptions made in each step when producing the service output. We pose the following research questions: 1.) How do we improve co-development to better incorporate multiple user feedbacks along the entire climate service production chain, from research to production, service use and decision making? 2.) How should data, quality-assurance metrics and guidance be tailored along the whole data-production chain to closer meet user requirements, including resolution and precision?
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2016-07-01 - 2017-09-30

Scientific coordination of the following projects ( StartClim2016.A: Monitoring to assess biodiversity effects of climate change StartClim2016.B: Impact of climate change on the activity phases of animals using the example of amphibians in Austria and the use of plant phenology as an indicator StartClim2016.C: BioRaw StartClim2016.D: Raising awareness as driver of social transformation in the context of climate change? How local and regional authorities raise awareness about climate change in the frame of e5 and KEM initiatives. StartClim2016.E: Detection of bark beetle infestation using Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) StartClim2016.F: Migration, Climate Change and Social and Economic Inequalities

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