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Dareclimed

  1. 1. DARECLIMED EU-Israel cooperation on Climate Change 2 November 2011 http://eewrc.cyi.ac.cy/DARECLIMED
  2. 2. DARECLIMED Project Partners 1 THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, Cyprus 2 CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Egypt 3 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, ACADEMY OF ATHENS, Greece 4 TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, Israel 5 WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, Israel 6 PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS (UNIVERSITY OF CRETE, Greece 7 ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI, Turkey http://eewrc.cyi.ac.cy/DARECLIMED
  3. 3. Da ta Re positories and Computational Infrastructure for Environmental and Cli mate Studies in the Eastern Med iterranean <ul><li>Create the appropriate environment for the formation of a regional data infrastructure devoted to paleo-, current- and future climate, energy and water related data </li></ul><ul><li>Improve availability of data relevant to climate change assessments for the region, aiming for standards comparable to those of Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and engage stakeholders in the region that have access to, own or have collected data </li></ul><ul><li>Define conditions for data sharing while protecting the rights and interests of stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Develop broadly accepted quality control standards and procedures for all data types </li></ul><ul><li>Agree on minimal information, harmonization procedures and common representations of the data, so as to make them interoperable </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a framework and capacity for comparison and integration of climate projections for the region from multiple datasets and models </li></ul><ul><li>Support the build-up and integration of a regional infrastructure for climate research, with an emphasis on computing resources, through networking and prospective activities that will also facilitate the incubation of future collaborative climate research </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the current use of computer resources by the regional climate community </li></ul><ul><li>Promote sharing of RCM models and RCM simulation results (including the creation of adequate repositories), so as to advance the use of computational resources and enable a broadly accepted scientific consensus on regional climate modeling and resulting climate projections. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cooperation, Cooperation <ul><li>Well known problem among countries in the regions - even Arab to Arab </li></ul><ul><li>Problem inside a country, even in Israel, familiar to everyone in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Problem even in Europe - data sold not given away </li></ul><ul><li>Meta-data realistic goal (?). Should be in interest of data owners themselves </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meteorological Cooperation <ul><li>Meteorology - continental scale </li></ul><ul><li>100 years of cooperation. WMO predates UN. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate - global scale </li></ul><ul><li>Water - regarded as state secret </li></ul><ul><li>Energy - the same. Kyoto and similar forces countries to reveal data </li></ul><ul><li>Now just need to convince politicians </li></ul>
  6. 6. East Mediterranean <ul><li>Drying out (20% less rain past 30 years Southern Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Warm spells (increase in Israel number consecutive days, and number of spells) </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme rainfall, heavy floods </li></ul><ul><li>Water scarcity due to population growth </li></ul><ul><li>Energy supply uncertain - recent example in Israel-Egypt problem </li></ul>
  7. 7. DARECLIMED problems <ul><li>Political project more than scientific ! Science part straightforward (though not trivial) </li></ul><ul><li>Arab spring - wrench in wheels </li></ul><ul><li>Anecdote - Egyptian partner disappearing </li></ul><ul><li>Syrian partner - alive last I heard </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish partner - may change mind about talking with Cypriots/Israelis… </li></ul><ul><li>Jordanian connection - O.K. </li></ul><ul><li>Greeks, Cypriots, Israelis - at least still on speaking terms </li></ul><ul><li>Project in my view focus on connecting people, organizations. Meetings, a lot of meetings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Meta-Data <ul><li>Water - EMWIS </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere - CIRCE </li></ul><ul><li>Energy - ? </li></ul>

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