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Climate change

Spotlight on key projects

The overall goals of ACCENT are to promote a common European strategy for research on atmospheric composition change, to develop and maintain durable means of communication and collaboration within the European scientific community, to facilitate this research and to optimise interactions with policy-makers and the general public.

This project aims to lead to a better understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts that exist between climate adaptation and mitigation policies.

AMMA is working to improve our ability to predict the West African monsoon (WAM) and its impacts on intra-seasonal to decadal timescales, and to enhance our ability to predict the consequences of climate change on WAM variability and its impacts.

The overarching aim of the CARBOEUROPE is to understand, quantify and predict the terrestrial carbon balance of Europe and the uncertainty at local, regional and continental scale.

This project is developing for the first time an assessment of the climate change impacts in the Mediterranean area.

DAMOCLES is working to increase our understanding of climate change in the Arctic. It is specifically concerned with the potential for a significantly reduced sea ice cover, and the impacts this might have on the environment and on human activities, both regionally and globally.

This project is building state-of-the-art computer models which are used to project future climate change and what the impacts of those changes might be on the human and natural world.

The overall goal is to advance our understanding of the biological, ecological, biogeochemical, and societal implications of ocean acidification.

EUCAARI brings together the leading European research groups, state-of-the-art infrastructure and key players from third countries to investigate the role of aerosol on climate and air quality.

GAINS-Asia developed a practical policy analysis framework for assessing the costs and benefits of technological and market-based measures for controlling air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions over the near and medium term (5–20 years).

NITROEUROPE addresses the major question: what is the effect of reactive nitrogen (Nr) supply on net greenhouse gas budgets for Europe?

The main goal of QUANTIFY is to quantify the climate impact of global and European transport systems for the present situation and for several scenarios of future development.

SCOUT-O3 is working to increase the knowledge about the state of the atmosphere and the processes that govern it, by improving our ability to predict how the ozone layer and surface UV levels will evolve.

WATCH is working to analyse, quantify and predict the components of the current and future global water cycles and related water resources states, evaluate their uncertainties and clarify the overall vulnerability of global water resources related to the main societal and economic sectors.