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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-03-01 - 2023-04-30

RECONECT aims to rapidly enhance the European reference framework on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for hydro-meteorological risk reduction by demonstrating, referencing, upscaling and exploiting large-scale NBS in rural and natural areas. In an era of Europe's natural capital being under increased cumulative pressure from intensive agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and urban sprawl, RECONECT will stimulate a new culture of co-creation of 'land use planning' that links the reduction of hydro-meteorological risk with local and regional development objectives in a sustainable and financially viable way. To do that, RECONECT draws upon a network of carefully selected Demonstrators and Collaborators that cover a wide and diverse range of local conditions, geographic characteristics, institutional/governance structures and social/cultural settings to successfully upscale NBS throughout Europe and Internationally. To achieve these ambitious goals, the RECONECT consortium brings together an unprecedented transdisciplinary partnership of researchers, industrial partners (SMEs and large consultancies) and authorities/agencies at local and watershed/regional level fully dedicated to achieve the desired outcomes of the project. As Part of Demonstrator B - Inn River Basin, BOKU-Met will prepare site-specific climate data (changes in intensity of artificial precipitation scenarios and preconditions).
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-04-01 - 2021-01-31

Several research projects (especially ÖKS15 and CLIMAMAP) focused on the calculation of climate indicators within the last years. These indicators are used to estimate the impact of climate change on natural or socio-economic systems within Austria. These indicators are calculated with a high spatial resolution (1 km²) and are based on the actual climate models of different emission scenarios defined by the IPCC. Aim of this project is to aggregate these high-resolution indicators together with socio-economic to Hotspot Analyses, that give information, where climate change adaptation has a high priority.
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.

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