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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-10-01 - 2020-03-31

The project "Impacts of climate change on bee colonies in Upper Austria (ClimBee_OÖ)" aims to investigate in a systematic, concise form the effects of climate and weather conditions on mortality rates during the wintering of bee colonies in Upper Austria. Existing data on mortality rates of bee colonies after the winter period and meteorological observations are used. Indicators for particular weather conditions that impact bee health are derived. In-depth investigations with field trials and laboratory work are not part of this project. The frequency of critical weather conditions for the wintering of bee colonies will be analysed climatologically (spatial differences, temporal trends) for observational data (at least 1981 to current). All results are visualized for Upper Austria as maps and interpreted in a language understandable for climatological laymen.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-10-01 - 2029-09-30

The main aim of the project is to secure the existence and continuous operation of both long-term measurement sites, Hoher Sonnblick and Groß-Enzersdorf, which deliver high-quality data of spectral UV radiation and total ozone. The understanding of the long-term evolution of surface UV radiation and total ozone plays a crucial role for assessing potential beneficial as well as harmful effects on the biosphere, with special regard to implications for human health. Scientific studies of UV radiation and total ozone will be intertwined with medicinal and social sciences.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-08-01 - 2020-09-30

Scientific coordination of the following projects (http://www.startclim.at/startclim2019/) StartClim2019.A: New drought-tolerant pulses for Eastern Austria StartClim2019.B: The impact of different diets on climate change and land use in Austria as well as overseas (DIETCCLU) StartClim2019.C: Young Climate – How to trigger juvenile attention towards climate change StartClim2019.D: Raising Awareness of planners for the climate-fit city StartClim2019.E: Transform_T Tourism_Communication_Environment_Climate StartClim2019.F: Climate and art - touching and being touched by art interventions in the context of climate change (C~ART) StartClim2019.G: CLIMSchool 21– Can online learning formats and Citizen Science impart climate research to school students and raise their climate - friendly behavior? StartClim2019.H: „Gucci institute, that! – Paul and Linda on a private quest.” – A ClimaToon for Kids„Gucci institute, that! – Paul and Linda on a private quest.” – A ClimaToon for Kids StartClim2019.I: Water Efficient Arable Farming – Communication of Topical Research and Practical Strategies on Climate Change Adaptation to Agricultural Schools and Farmers

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