• EU Research - Climate change
Over two-hundred fifty multidisciplinary pan-European research projects dealing with climate change have been funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007-2013). The projects presented address a multitude of scientific issues ranging from climate processes, observation and projections to climate change adaptation, mitigation and policies. This overview should be useful to many stakeholders including the scientific community and regulatory authorities
• EU Research - Cultural Heritage
Europe’s cultural heritage is invaluable for its citizens and is irreplaceable. It provides an opportunity to gain understanding of the past and promotes a sense of social and common identity. Overtime, however, the fragility of European cultural heritage has increased and its vulnerability to the harmful effects of climate change, pollution, natural and man-made disasters, neglect, vandalism and tourism become more evident.
Changing landscapes, deforestation and coastal erosion due to increasing urbanisation also take their toll. To avoid irreversible damage and loss, appropriate action is needed at every level.
• EU Research- Earth Observation
The Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and landscapes are changing rapidly, with human activities being a major driver.
Monitoring and modelling these changes are critical because they allow governments, society and the private sector to
make informed decisions about climate, energy, food security, natural hazards, health and other societal challenges.