Work Packages

 

WP1:  Climatic predictions with Regional Climate Models for the Greek seas

Research Teams: GEO_AUTh, MARINE_AEGEAN
Work Tasks:     6
Duration: 01/01/2012 – 30/09/2013 (21 months)
Person Months: 56.5
Deliverables:   5
Three of the most updated Regional Climate Models (RCMs) will be analysed and future climate changes in eastern Mediterranean and particularly in the Aegean Sea will be assessed.

WP2:  Simulation of wave height, storm surge and sea level accounting for climate change.

Research Teams: NAVAL_NTUA, HYDRO_AUTh, GEO_AUTh
Work Tasks:     4
Duration: 01/01/2012 – 30/06/2014 (30 months)
Person Months: 76.5
Deliverables:   3
The effects of climate change on waves, storm surges and mean sea level will be studied.
 The SWAN wave model and a two-dimensional model of hydrodynamic ocean circulation will be adapted, calibrated and applied, using input data from RCMs of WP1.
The relationships between the circulation types and the storm surges over the Aegean Sea will also be examined.

WP3: Estimation of meteorological and marine extremes accounting for climate change.


Research Teams:  HYDRO_AUTh, GEO_AUTh
Work Tasks:     3
Duration: 01/01/2013 – 30/06/2015 (30 months)
Person Months: 36
Deliverables:   3
Analyses of extreme values of meteorological and marine variables in selected regions of the Greek seas (Thracian Sea, Eastern Aegean, Western Aegean, Northern Crete).
Meteorological extremes will be processed using parametric and non-parametric techniques.
Marine extremes will be studied utilizing extreme value techniques, under stationary and non-stationary conditions, considering uncertainty in return level estimates.
Extremes of the combined system of storm surges and their initiating mechanisms (atmospheric pressure, wind velocity) will also be studied.

WP4: Estimation of climate change effects on coastal vulnerability to flooding and erosion.


Research Teams: HYDRO_AUTh, MARINE_AEGEAN
Work Tasks:    3
Duration: 01/07/2013 – 30/09/2015 (27 months)
Person Months: 48.5
Deliverables:   2

Estimation of climate change effects on coastal vulnerability to flooding and erosion. Storms will be classified and flood and erosion potential will be assessed.
Vulnerability Indicators (Flood Vulnerability Index (FVI) and Erosion Vulnerability Index (EVI)) will be calculated.
The coastal areas of Lesbos, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace and Crete are the regions for the applications of the proposed methodology, which are known to be vulnerable to flooding and erosion

WP5:  Estimation of the climate change effects on coastal and marine structures.


Research Teams: HYDRO_AUTh, MARINE_AEGEAN
Work Tasks:     3
Duration: 01/07/2014 – 30/09/2015 (15 months)
Person Months: 35.5
Deliverables:   3
Assessment of the probable influence of climate change on the design, functionality and safety of coastal and marine structures of the Greek coastal regions (WP4).
The vulnerability of such structures to the future climate and adaptations measures to reduce adverse effects will be considered.

WP6:  Dissemination of results.


Research Teams: HYDRO_AUTh, GEO_AUTh, MARINE_AEGEAN, NAVAL_NTUA
Work Tasks:     4
Duration: 01/01/2012 – 30/09/2015 (45 months)
Person Months: -
Deliverables:   3
Results of the project will be disseminated.

WP7: Project Evaluation.


Research Teams: HYDRO_AUTh, GEO_AUTh, MARINE_AEGEAN, NAVAL_NTUA
Work Tasks:     1
Duration: 01/01/2012 – 30/09/2015 (45 months)
Person Months: -
Deliverables:   1