FACCE MACSUR Mid-Term Scientific Conference
‘Achievements, Activities, Advancement‘
April 1–3(+4), 2014, University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
View the program at http://ocs.macsur.eu and register online.
Early registration: €110 (until 16 February 2014)
Excursion to the village of Arborea: €50 (day 3, limited to 100 participants)
Fees are indicative. Final amounts will be announced on the conference web site by the end of January 2014.
Submissions: Abstracts (close) – 21 February 2014, Short papers (close) 16 March 2014
Regional Pilot Studies
The purpose of the Regional Pilot Studies is a simultaneous and interlinked development of a common conceptual framework and actual models and model links to assist policy makers and actors in the agri-food chain in identifying effective and efficient adaptation and mitigation measures and potential consequence scenarios, e.g. impact on food yield, quality, nutritive value, disease load etc. in perceived hotspots of climate impacts. The studies are geared to ansower the question "what would be the different contributions of different European adaptation strategies to global food security until 2050 at different scales (farm to EU) while keeping the GHG targets? What investments are necessary? What are the implications?"
Three Regional Pilot Studies in Northern Savo (Finland), Mostviertel (Austria), and Oristano (Sardinia, Italy) represent the farming systems in northern, central and southern Europe and will expand existing case studies. For compatibility with international research networks AgMIP and ISIMIP the Regional Pilot Studies will apply the new Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (especially SSP2 "continuation" but also SSP3 "fragmentation") in conjunction with the Representative CO2 Concentration Pathway of 8.5 W/m2 (most similar to the SRES A2 emission scenario of the IPCC reports).
More details: FACCE MACSUR integrated Regional Pilot Studies