AMAZALERT

Raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and long-term land use change in the Amazon

 Coordinatore STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK 

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nies
Cognome: Springer
Email: send email
Telefono: 31317486541
Fax: 31317419000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 4˙757˙920 €
 EC contributo 3˙494˙420 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2011
 Funding Scheme CP-FP-SICA
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-09-01   -   2014-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nies
Cognome: Springer
Email: send email
Telefono: 31317486541
Fax: 31317419000

NL (WAGENINGEN) coordinator 713˙784.00
2    INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS

 Organization address address: Avenida dos Astronautas 1758
city: SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS
postcode: 12227-010

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julia
Cognome: Reid
Email: send email
Telefono: 551232000000
Fax: 551232000000

BR (SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS) participant 482˙270.00
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Zittel
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 45 07 57 04
Fax: +33 1 45 07 58 16

FR (PARIS) participant 339˙345.00
4    MET OFFICE

 Organization address address: FitzRoy Road
city: EXETER
postcode: EX1 3PB

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Paula
Cognome: Newton
Email: send email
Telefono: 441393000000

UK (EXETER) participant 319˙115.00
5    EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA

 Organization address address: Parque Estacao Biologica - PqEB s/n
city: BRASILIA
postcode: 70770901

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Claudio
Cognome: Bragantini
Email: send email
Telefono: 551932000000
Fax: 551932000000

BR (BRASILIA) participant 309˙240.00
6    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

 Organization address address: OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH8 9YL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gordon
Cognome: Marshall
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 651 4386
Fax: +44 131 650 9023

UK (EDINBURGH) participant 228˙001.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

 Organization address address: WOODHOUSE LANE
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Hamilton
Email: send email
Telefono: 441133000000
Fax: 441133000000

UK (LEEDS) participant 227˙998.00
8    POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

 Organization address address: Telegrafenberg 31
city: POTSDAM
postcode: 14412

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Bounama
Email: send email
Telefono: 493313000000
Fax: +49 331 288 2620

DE (POTSDAM) participant 213˙114.00
9    STICHTING VU-VUMC

 Organization address address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yvonne
Cognome: Kops
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 5987304
Fax: +31 20 5989950

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 188˙808.00
10    JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

 Organization address address: LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Hannes
Cognome: Schwaiger
Email: send email
Telefono: 433169000000
Fax: 433169000000

AT (GRAZ) participant 185˙679.00
11    UNIVERSITEIT GENT

 Organization address address: SINT PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT 25
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nathalie
Cognome: Vandepitte
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 264 3029
Fax: +329 264 3583

BE (GENT) participant 156˙600.00
12    FUNDACION AMIGOS DE LA NATURALEZA

 Organization address address: KILOMETRO 7 1 2 DOBLE VIA A LA
city: SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Yamile
Cognome: Bravo
Email: send email
Telefono: 59133556800
Fax: 59133547383

BO (SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA) participant 52˙330.00
13    UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

 Organization address address: Carrera 30
city: BOGOTA
postcode: N/A

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Monica Maria
Cognome: Montoya Velez
Email: send email
Telefono: 5744255104
Fax: 5744255103

CO (BOGOTA) participant 41˙200.00
14    UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

 Organization address address: RUA DA REITORIA 109 BUTANTA
city: SAO PAULO SP
postcode: 05508 900

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria Sonia
Cognome: Da Silva
Email: send email
Telefono: 551131000000
Fax: 551131000000

BR (SAO PAULO SP) participant 36˙936.00
15    VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

 Organization address address: De Boelelaan 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Hetty
Cognome: De Wilde
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 205987250
Fax: 31205989950

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 0.00

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rainforest    first    amazonia    cover    feedbacks    strategies    american    global    amazon    climate    redd    ews    responses    loss    impact    socio    coupled    warning    land    models    south    rainfall    irreversible    economic    policies    vegetation    regional    anthropogenic    region    ecosystem    policy    international    alert    amazalert    critical   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'AMAZALERT will enable raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate, society, land-use change, vegetation change, water availability and policies in Amazonia. We will: 1) analyze and improve coupled models of global climate and Amazon, land use, vegetation and socio-economic drivers to quantify anthropogenic and climate induced land-use and land cover change and non-linear, irreversible feedbacks among these components 2) assess the role of regional and global policies and societal responses in the Amazon region for altering the trajectory of land-use change in the face of climate change and other anthropogenic factors and finally 3) propose i) an Early Warning System for detecting any imminent irreversible loss of Amazon ecosystem services, ii) policy response strategies to prevent such loss.

We first prioritise the functions of Amazonia and threats to these. We then will analyse uncertainties in biogeochemistry, land cover (vegetation), land-use change and regional hydrology , as well as nonlinear responses and feedbacks using existing and new simulations from state of the art models in which land surface is coupled to global climate. The way in which policies and possible future response strategies of policy makers, trade and economy will affect land-use change will be modelled. This will lead to (A) understanding the impact on and effectiveness of a range of international and regional policy options, including REDD; and (B) identification of both biophysical and socio-economic indicators of irreversible change. AMAZALERT integrates the multidisciplinary knowledge and research of world-renowned, highly influential climate, land cover, land use change scientists and also policy analysts from 14 European and South-American institutions that have been collaborating for 10 to 30 years. Thus, this project can achieve maximum impact on EU (2020 climate goals), international and South-American strategies, including REDD'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU-funded project brings together academic and government stakeholders to improve climate models and regional policies on land use in the Amazon basin.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The Amazon rainforest regulates climate and rainfall in large parts of South America. But without accurate climate models and scientifically informed policy decisions, the region is vulnerable to the effects of runaway deforestation and global climate change. The 'Raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and long-term land use change in the Amazon' (http://www.eu-amazalert.org (AMAZALERT)) project was established to address this concern. The project investigates whether current Amazon policies are effective, and it will develop an early warning system (EWS) to detect disastrous ecosystem damage.A number of global and regional climate models were analysed to find out whether they agree with climate data collected during the project. All of the models were shown to underestimate rainfall in the region, but researchers worked to improve the models where possible.To create an EWS, the team first had to analyse all relevant land-use policies and reports in the region. A blueprint EWS is now in the first stages of development, with methods, requirements and potential applications having been considered.AMAZALERT has already improved climate models for rainforest regions, and it has created or expanded climate databases for use in future projects. Further work on the EWS will help to implement science-based policies for land use in the coming decades.>

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