How will the modules interact?

The project encompasses five modules to be developed according to preferences and top priorities of partner countries. In this sense, EPICC is adaptive to needs and capacities of local partners.
 

The EPICC goals are:

  • Providing seasonal forecasts.
  • Assessing current and future climate impacts including migration patterns.
  • Establishing (or enhancing) research cooperation.
  • Supporting local capacities through knowledge transfer activities.

  

These goals will be reached by implementing the following modules:

  1. Capacity building and knowledge transfer, as a cross-cutting issue
  2. Climate
  3. Hydrology and water resources
  4. Agriculture
  5. Migration

Module 1 (Capacity building and knowledge transfer) refers to the strengthening of local capacities in order to adapt to the various climate trends in all partner countries. In line with creating an open-source platform that enables a strengthening of climate capacities for other regions too, the knowledge generated throughout the project will be distributed openly. There will be a project website where results are continuously uploaded and visualized for project partners, sponsors and notably end-users.

The generation of knowledge on climate change in the partner countries takes place throughout modules 2-5. The module on Climate (2) provides seasonal meteorological predictions and makes it possible to better predict the nature, onset and withdrawal of recurring phenomena such as the monsoon and El Niño and associated extreme events. In addition, trends caused by anthropogenic climate change are broken down into regional scenarios.

The modules on Hydrology and water resources (3) and Agriculture (4) use the generated data to determine the direct impact of climate change on the water and agricultural sectors. This cause-effect analysis finds its last stage in the Migration (5) module. Here, the impacts of climate change on the named sectors are further examined and climate-migrations patterns are identified country wise.