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COST Action FP0903. Climate Change and Forest Mitigation and Adaptation in a Polluted Environment (MAFor)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleCOST Action FP0903. Climate Change and Forest Mitigation and Adaptation in a Polluted Environment (MAFor)
CreatorCOST Action FP0903
DescriptionCOST Action FP0903 creates a platform of experts from different fields, with the following main objectives: (1) to increase understanding of state and potential of forest mitigation and adaptation to climate change in a polluted environment; and (2) to reconcile process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modelling at comprehensive forest research sites (Supersites). Present forest monitoring in Europe is carried out at Level I and II plots by the ICP Forests programme on behalf of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Supersites of Level III have been proposed, with the main aim of integrating soil, plant and atmospheric sciences and monitoring, and providing policy-oriented modelling with scientifically sound indicators of pollution and climate-related risks. Secondary aims of Action FP0903 are to: (1) expand the evaluation of the presently available data; (2) identify current knowledge gaps and emerging research needs; (3) optimise the geographical distribution of Supersites and assure coverage of the most relevant ecosystems in Europe; (4) assess the value and ecological meaning of measurements and identify which measurements are a priority; (5) develop criteria and standardized protocols for data acquisition, processing, upscaling and storage; (6) promote and facilitate the use of the results beyond the initial targeted research communities.
Keywordsclimate change; forest monitoring; forest; monitoring; pollution; soil; polluted environment; COST Action FP0903; research; training; data
TypeEC-EU resources, Projects
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 Published: August 10 2011