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Programme Title

  Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions

Programme Acronym

  HYDROCARE

Start/End date

 

01/01/2006-31/12/2007

Program

 

Interreg IIIB - CADSES - 3 rd call

Total Budget

 

2.466.200,00 € (ERDF: 1.441.625,00 €)

Lead Partner

 

National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres.

 
 
 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
 
Town : Potsdam
Country : GERMANY
Home Page : http://www.pik-potsdam.de
Contact Point : Dr. Uwe Boehm, Tel: +49-3312882587
email: uwe.boehm@pik-potsdam.de
email:
pp8@hydrocare-cadses.net
Fields of intervention of the institution and its past experience in trans-national co-operation actions

The institute as a whole is working on questions of climate change, climate impact and sustainable development with more than 10 years of experience in this field. It follows an interdisciplinary research approach linking natural and social science to study global change and its impact on ecological, economical and social systems. To understand the earth system and its components, PP8 closely cooperates with international partners. The institute plays an active role in the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the European Climate Forum (ECF). It also coordinates a number of large European projects and is involved in establishing European Networks such as the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

With regard to water-related research topics, PP8 was and is involved in a number of trans-national projects as e.g. the BMBF-funded WAVES (Water Availability and Vulnerability of Ecosystems and Society in the Semiarid Northeast of Brazil) project (finished), the GLOWA (Global Water Cycle) projects GLOWA-Elbe and GLOWA-Jordan River, where transnational water availability and management belong to the central research foci.

Among others, PP8 provided and provides essential contributions to these activities in co-operation with other international partners in the field of climate analysis and modelling, which is its central work load in the HYDROCARE project.

 

Specific role of the partner in the implementation and management of the project

 

The specific role of PP8 is to coordinate and carry out the analysis of available meteorological observations in terms of climatic extremes, and to link these data records with global analysis data and regional climate model results by high-resolution limited-area modelling for the CADSES region.

Furthermore, a grid-related meteorological data base will be supplied as input for use in hydrological modelling, and a survey of drought indicators, their past dynamics and expected short-term trends will be provided for area-wide supporting decision making of water management and planning authorities in the CADSES region.

Why is this partner essential for the success of the project?

PP8 provides the required data on atmospheric water supply in terms of precipitation for reconstructing the hydrological cycle at the large scale and for individual river catchments and methodology to diagnose and analyse meteorological data records with respect to extremes and their statistical characteristics under various (uni- and multivariate) aspects.

 

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