SO-CHIC

Polar Project

The overarching scientific objective of PROTECT is to assess and project changes in the land-based cryosphere with quantified uncertainties, to produce robust global, regional and local projections of SLR on a wide range of timescales. The project will place particular emphasis on the low-probability, high impact scenarios of greatest interest to coastal planning stakeholders. A novelty in PROTECT is the strong interaction between these stakeholders and the sea-level scientists (ranging from glaciologists to coastal impact specialists) to identify relevant risks and opportunities from global to local scales and enhance European competitiveness in the provision of climate services.

 

PROTECT will produce sea-level projections and their associated uncertainties on a range of time scales, to support coastal adaptation planning and mitigation policies. Users and stakeholders will co-design the research, forming a closed loop of research and impact.

 

The overarching scientific objective of PROTECT is to assess and project changes in the land-based cryosphere, with fully quantified uncertainties, in order to produce robust global, regional and local projections of SLR on a range of timescales. The project will place particular emphasis on the low-probability, high impact scenarios (referred to as high-end scenarios hereafter) [Stammer et al., 2019] that are of greatest interest to coastal planning stakeholders. 

A novelty in PROTECT is the strong interaction between these stakeholders and the sea-level scientists, ranging from glaciologists to coastal impact specialists, to identify relevant risks and opportunities from global to local scales and enhance European competitiveness in the provision of climate services.


Website:

https://protect-slr.eu

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/ProtectSlr

Contacts:

Co-ordinator     Gael Durand CNRS   Head and Shoulder 5 

PROTECT Communications

Officer, Communications

and Training & Education

Task Groups

   Anne Chapuis

 IGE,

CNRS     

    Anne Chapuis 2
Data Task Group   Jean Baptiste Barré       Head and Shoulder 5

Policy and Stakeholder 

Task Groups

 Amélie Bataille       Head and Shoulder 5
         
         
         

 

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