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IIASA-PEER workshop Climate Information Services

These presentations give insight in past and current projects and provide links to reports and web sites. Feel free to share!

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Characterization of major drought events in Europe over the past 250 years. Image: UFZ

New Drought Benchmark in Europe

These were days, months and years that many will come to remember: the drought from 2018 to 2020. An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has succeeded in categorizing the...

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European research partnerships: working on current and future challenges

Recent European projects Wageningen Envrionmental Research is participating in or is coordinating, are now being presented in an e-magazine. The stories illustrate the value of European research cooperation in the field of climate change and...

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World heritage site Suomenlinna © The Governing Body of Suomenlinna

The significant role of volunteering in monitoring litter

The Finnish Rotary and the Governing Body of Suomenlinna are taking part in the monitoring and research work being carried out by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE on the quantities, types and sources of litter. The Rotary members are committed...

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Above: Two-dimensional sections from X-ray CT images of samples from Luvisol, Chernozem, and Gleysoil soils, which differ in their moisture regime (from left to right). They show how differently pores (yellow), organic residues (purple), the soil matrix (green), and stones (brown) are distributed. Below: The soil organic matter was labelled with osmium. Differences in carbon content are expressed in the mean osmium concentration from low (blue) to high (yellow). The carbon contents are variable over small areas in all soils. Photo: UFZ Above: Two-dimensional sections from X-ray CT images of samples from Luvisol, Chernozem, and Gleysoil soils, which differ in their moisture regime (from left to right). They show how differently pores (yellow), organic residues (purple), the soil matrix (green), and stones (brown) are distributed. Below: The soil organic matter was labelled with osmium. Differences in carbon content are expressed in the mean osmium concentration from low (blue) to high (yellow). The carbon contents are variable over small areas in all soils. Photo: UFZ

It`s the pore that counts

The spatial distribution of pores helps determine where carbon is stored in the soil. Soils store more carbon than all the vegetation on the Earth’s surface. However, there are still many unanswered questions about precisely which processes favour...

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© Mats Westerbom

Climate change has an impact, but human actions will determine the fate of the Baltic Sea

A comprehensive review of the effects of climate change on the Baltic Sea has been completed. All scientific literature related to the Baltic Sea and climate change from 2010–2021 has been compiled in the review, and an international team of...

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Wood in Russia. Source: Wageningen University Research

Does the EU depend on Russia for its wood?

With the Russian-Ukrainian war going on, it becomes apparent how much the EU is depending on Russia for its oil and gas supply. Alternative sources and new forms of renewable energy supply will have to be developed even faster.  

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The long-horned bee (Eucera notata) belongs to the family of wild bees (Apidae). Photo: Nicolas Vereecken / Selections Naturelles The long-horned bee (Eucera notata) belongs to the family of wild bees (Apidae), of which there are more than 550 in Germany alone, and over 20,000 species worldwide. They therefore play a central role as pollinators of wild and cultivated plants. Photo: Nicolas Vereecken / Selections Naturelles

Survey of pollinators - The SPRING project is helping to establish an EU-wide monitoring system for pollinators

Insects have an important function for both ecosystems and the economy. Almost 90% of flowering wild plants worldwide depend at least partially on pollination by animals. More than 75% of all food crops also need pollinators if they are to produce...

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Up to 50% increase in wildfires projected by 2100

A United Nations Environment Programme report predicts a substantial increase in wild fires, even if greenhouse gases are reduced.   The report found some of the biggest increases in areas not used to seeing wildfires, such as the Arctic and central...

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COVID-19 wastewater sampling technique used in anti-microbial resistance project

A £1.25 million project will research the role of managing antibiotic use in combatting anti-microbial resistance (AMR) transmission. It will use the novel wastewater sampling technique UKCEH developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...

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