Central European Alliance for Increasing Climate Change Resilience to Combined Consequences of Drought, Heatwave, and Fire Weather through Regionally-Tuned Forecasting
Climate change increases the risk of severe weather events in central Europe. Increasing resilience to droughts, heatwaves and fires is urgent but tools that monitor and predict these phenomena are widely missing. The Clim4Cast project establishes a new weather forecast tool, which will be integrated into existing national monitoring platforms of seven countries. Concrete action plans to set up regional response mechanisms are also developed.
of the Budget is funded by ERDF
About the project
Global Change Research Institute, CAS
Domain of Climate Analysis and Modelling
Department of Geography, Faculty of Science
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Department of Bioeconomy and Systems Analysis
Research Platform "Data Analysis & Simulation"
Meteorology and hydrology office
Meteorological Research and Development Division
Division Meteorological Service/Dpt. of Climatological Service
The primary challenge addressed by our project lies in the diversity of microclimate conditions within Central Europe. This diversity introduces complexities in handling different input data sources and understanding the multifaceted nature of drought, heatwaves, and fire events.
The project's approach encompasses three key work packages. WP1 focuses on enhancing the region's resilience to DHF and their compound impacts. Complementing this, WP2 involves collaborative efforts in developing and implementing a forecasting tool tailored for DHF. Simultaneously, WP3 focuses on jointly formulating a response strategy using an early warning system.
The proposed solution focuses on collaborative efforts to develop a comprehensive forecasting model for DHF in Central Europe. By pooling expertise and resources, the project aims to create a robust tool that integrates insights from diverse climatic conditions, fostering resilience across the region.
Upcoming: 4th Seminar for Agricultural Reporting Network
Don't miss the Clim4Cast presentation at the 4th Seminar for the National Drought Impacts Reporting Network in Agriculture on March 13, 2024, in Žemberovce. Discover how Clim4Cast tackles climate challenges in agriculture.
Relationships between heat waves and soil drought in the Czech Republic
In August, the EMS Annual Meeting 2023 took place in Bratislava (Slovakia). Jan Řehoř from the Department of Geography of Masaryk University in Brno presented existing results regarding the relationship between heat waves and soil drought.
Milestone 1. A Database of Past DHF Event Impacts
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