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Kick-off year : 2009 Title : Weather Extremes: Impacts on Transport Systems and Hazards for European Regions Programme : 7th framework program Status : Completed Link :

Climate change is beginning to be measurable and, no matter what we do to mitigate it, a rise of global temperatures by 2°C to 4°C within this century is no longer avoidable. The consequences will be more extreme events such as hot and dry summers, heavy winter storms, storm surges, floods and landslides. The need for adaptation is recognised, but the magnitudes and consequences of these changes in the weather system are not yet well understood. Therefore, the WEATHER project aims at analysing the economic costs of climate change on transport systems in Europe and explores ways for reducing them in the context of sustainable policy design.

Funded through the 7th framework program of the European Union, Directorate General for Research and Technical Development, the WEATHER project runs from November 2009 to May 2012. The consortium, ead by the Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, is composed by 8 partners.

UIRR’s role: Member of the Project Advisory Board