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3rd Call - CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain

Between 22 September 2009 and 29 January 2010

The aim of the CIRCLE-2 MOUNTain call is to increase knowledge of options, premises and barriers for climate change impacts and adaptation including the relationship between adaptation and mitigation in mountainous areas. Special emphasis should be laid on the involvement of decision makers / developers and relevant stakeholders.

The funding organisations of the call are: the Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria, the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea, France, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation of Environmental Sciences, Greece, the Ministry of Environment and Water, Hungary, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.

The theme for project proposals was climate change impacts (natural and anthropogenic factors) and response options in mountainous areas including effects on /inter alia/, water resources, infrastructure, slope stability, agriculture, tourism, public health and biodiversity.

The funders have made funding pledges of up to 2.12 Million EURO.

It's also possible to read some information in french: http://www.circlemontagne.fr/

The following four projects have been selected for funding:

 

ARNICA

Assessment of Risks on transportation Networks resulting from slope Instability and Climate change in the Alps

Lead: Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France)

Website: http://www.lgp.cnrs-bellevue.fr/arnica/

EURAS-CLIMPACT

Impact of climate change and related glacier hazards and mitigation strategies in the European Alps, Swedish Lapland and the Tien Shan Mountains, Central Asia

Lead: Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna (Austria)

Website: http://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/forschung/detailansicht/artikel/wenn-die-gletscher-schmelzen-1/

http://umweltgeologie.univie.ac.at/environmental-geosciences-group/current-projects/euras-climpact/

Poster: EurAsClimpact in Chambery2011 - Poster

Video:

ChangingRISKS

Changing pattern of landslide risks as response to global changes in mountain areas.

Lead: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (France)

CAMELEON

CArbon dynamics in Mountain Ecosystems: analyzing Landscape-scale Effects Of aNthropogenic changes (climate and land-use)

Lead: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement - Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)