CLIMPACT: National Network for Climate Change and its impacts
CLIMPACT is an emblematic national scientific network developed by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. In this session, scientific works will be presented that fall within the subjects of the 3 pillars of CLIMPACT:
(1) Climatic parameters and estimates from paleoclimate to the recent past,
(2) Climate Change: impact, adaptation, response, and economic valuation and
(3) Hazard and risk assessment from natural disasters: adaptation, response, and economic assessment.
CLIMPACT consists of 11 national, scientific bodies that are: Academy of Athens, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, National Research Centre for Natural Sciences "Demokritos", National Technical University of Athens, Technical University of Crete, ATHINA Research Centre and National Centre for Social Research.
The aims of CLIMPACT are:
(1) Immediate integration, harmonization and optimization of existing climate services and early warning systems for climate change-related disasters in Greece, including supportive observations from relevant national infrastructures.
(2) Development of a scientific core of research excellence to generate new knowledge on climate change, by supporting innovative studies (computational and experimental) to reduce uncertainties in climate models, as there is currently a core of outstanding Greek scientists involved actively in climate change issues.
(3) Establishment of an interdisciplinary consortium, which will be the main advisory body for the State and the citizens on issues of climate change and its impacts. Through scientific excellence and the development of innovative computational and measurement systems for the study of climate change, the proposed flagship initiative aims in the long term to consolidate this consortium internationally with those of other countries in the field of environmental change with the potential to influence decision-making both to mitigate the effects of climate change internationally and to research-related topics on climate change.
Dr. A. Karageorgis,
Prof. D. Melas, Prof. N. Michalopoulos, Prof. M. Pleionis, and Prof. A. Stamou