Preparatory action on climate in the Carpathian region - Framework contract for in-depth assessments of vulnerability of environmental resources and ecosystem-based adaptation measures
December 2011 until December 2013
85.000 € funded by EU - European Union: FP7, DG Environment Special Requests, ENV.D.1/FRA/2011/0006
Hagen Koch
PIK number / OEH

The data inventory shows that Carpathian research has so far been rather sectoral and pan-Carpathian research is underrepresented. E.g. no climatologic maps and projections are available that focus specifically on the Carpathian region. Little integrated research into the impacts of climate change is currently available. In addition to the pan-Carpathian studies, a set of more focused integrated vulnerability assessments for specific focal areas and selected regional highlights is proposed.

The project includes in-depth assessments of vulnerability of water, ecosystems conditions and services and ecosystem - based sectors to climate change impacts and In-depth assessments of the proposed concrete adaptation measures,including their costs and benefits in the Carpathian basin.

PIK contributes to service requests on the subjects: (SR1) In depth study on the key climate change threats and impacts on water ressources. and (SR6) Integral vulnerability assessments in focal areas