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Dundalk Institute of Technology
Country: Ireland
13 Projects, page 1 of 3
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 791812
    Overall Budget: 175,866 EURFunder Contribution: 175,866 EUR

    Extreme climatic events, such as storms, floods, and heat waves, can have a major influence on lake ecosystems. Evidence is now growing that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events are increasing as a result of directional climate change, and there is a growing realization that predicting the effects of future climatic conditions on lake ecosystems must explicitly incorporate extreme events. Understanding the impact of extreme weather is important because of the negative effects they can have on ecosystem services that lakes provide, such as the provision of safe water for drinking and irrigation, and economic benefits such as fisheries and tourism. As a result of EU funding initiatives, Europe has been at the forefront of high-frequency lake monitoring in recent decades and there now exists a globally unique long-term lake data archive of key parameters needed to investigate how extreme climatic events are critically altering freshwater resources across the continent. Using globally unique data, combined with sophisticated lake modelling tools, developed within the EU funded PROGNOS (Predicting in-lake responses to change using near real time models) Water JPI, IntEL will improve our understanding of how lakes are responding to the increased occurrence of extreme events, and will provide the first systematic detailed study of lake responses to extreme weather. The ability to investigate the influence of climatic extremes in lakes across Europe will result in a fundamental change in our understanding of the consequences of climatic extremes, and will produce a step-change in the scale of investigation that has previously been possible. IntEL will have positive impacts on society by providing improved knowledge on how climate extremes influence ecosystem functioning, water quality, and thus will provide economic benefits through safeguarding clean water for future generations.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 610419
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 230598
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 231196
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 722518
    Overall Budget: 3,056,650 EURFunder Contribution: 3,056,650 EUR

    Environmental perturbations to lakes and reservoirs occur largely as episodic climatic events. These range from relatively short mixing events to storms and heat waves. While the driving events occur along a continuum of frequency and magnitude, however, their effect is generally longer lasting than the events themselves. In addition, the more extreme weather events are now becoming increasingly frequent, a trend that has been linked to directional climate change and is projected to continue in the coming decades. Understanding the impact of these short-lived pressures requires monitoring that captures the event (hours–days) and the ensuing impact, that can last for months or even years. Only recently has automated high frequency monitoring (HFM) of lakes been adopted throughout Europe. This Training Network will investigate the effects of the most extreme events, and of cumulative lower magnitude events, using HFM, while at the same time training a cohort of doctoral students in state-of-the art technology, data analysis and modelling. The aim of the EJD is to change the way in which water quality monitoring is carried out so that the effects of episodic climatic events can be understood, thus ensuring that future water management strategies can explicitly account for their effects.

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