ESM Research Projects - Selection

A selection of ongoing projects of the ESM Program.

Brazil-EU Cooperation for Development of Advanced Lignocellulosic Biofuels (BECOOL)

BECOOL is a Horizon 2020 project that fosters the cooperation between Europe and Brazil in the development of advanced biofuels from sustainable agricultural value chains, based on lignocellulosic biomass. More

C-GLOPS: Copernicus Global Land Cover maps at a 100m resolution

The project aims to develop annual global land cover maps with a 100m resolution consistent over time, and has been tracking land cover changes since 2015. More

CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange Costs (COACCH)

COACCH (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. More

Crowdland

This project is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant. It assesses the potential of using crowdsourcing to close big data gaps of ground sourced data on land cover, land use and change. The project builds on the Geo-Wiki crowdsourcing tool and moves from an online environment to a mobile ground-based collection system. More

CrowdVal

The CrowdVal project is developing innovative tools for data collection by the crowd; these will be demonstrated in four African countries for in situ data collection as well as an online data collection exercise using visual interpretation, leading to the validation of the first 20 m land cover map of Africa.  More

FARM

Over the past 15 years unusually hot and dry summers have highlighted the financial vulnerability of European farmers beyond the arid regions of the Mediterranean. European policy makers have responded to increased agricultural production risk by providing premium subsidies from the community’s budget; these act as a risk-management instrument by decreasing the region’s reliance on ad hoc disaster relief. More

FloodCitiSense: Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities

How can citizens and city authorities work together using crowdsourcing and mobile technology to create a reliable pluvial flood early warning system? More

FORCU

Modification and adjustment of the Full Verified Carbon Account of Forest Ecosystems (Ukraine) based on integration of ground research, remote sensing data and regional models applied to forest ecosystems of Ukrainian Polissya. More

FORMAS LTD

Integrating renewable electricity systems with the biomass conversion sector: a focus on extreme meteorological events. More

GROW

The GROW Observatory – an EU-wide citizen science project for growers, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and space scientists More

IMBALANCE-P

IIASA is quantifying the responses of ecosystems and society in a world increasingly rich in N and C but limited in P. The ongoing shifts in C:N:P balances in ecosystems will necessarily affect the structure, function and diversity of the Earth system.  More

LandSense: A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring

How can citizen-powered science coupled with mobile technology improve our understanding and governance of land use and land cover changes? More

MBBF

A projected increase in climate extreme events and an increasingly inter-dependent food supply system pose a threat to global food security. The Multiple Breadbasket Failure Initiative is a cross-cutting project at IIASA that looks into systemic food systems risks, cascading effects and catastrophe modelling in the agricultural sector. More

Delivering Incentives to End Deforestation: Global Ambition, Private/Public Finance, and Zero-Deforestation Supply Chains (NORAD DITED)

The project's planned effect on society is to protect tropical forests and the carbon they contain, while supporting sustainable livelihoods for communities that depend on them by creating durable, large-scale economic incentives for forest protection through pay-for-performance policies (such as jurisdictional REDD+) and corporate commitments to zero-deforestation commodity supply chains, and building the finance approaches, institutional capacity and strong forest governance needed to respond effectively to those incentives. More

NUNATARYUK

The main goal of Nunataryuk is to determine the impacts of thawing land, coast and subsea permafrost on the global climate and on humans in the Arctic and to develop targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies. More

Development and application of global economy-wide climate change modelling capacity to support EU policy preparation

In this project, analytical tools are used to analyse policy-relevant questions from the European Commission to inform them of developments in the field of energy policies and climate policies on a global scale. More

RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil

RESTORE+ aims to explore restoration and utilization options of tropical degraded and/or marginal land in order to ease pressure on deforestation as well as mitigating climate change. The project aspires to generate innovative methodology that combines multi-objective modelling (utilizing more than five in-house and newly developed models) with advanced big data and crowd-empowered remote sensing analyses. More

Robust Rescaling Methods for Integrated Water, Food, Energy Security Management under Uncertainties and Risks

This project will develop new robust, non-Bayesian probabilistic cross-entropy based rescaling techniques to improve the integration of models and data used in the study of food, water, and energy security under inherent uncertainties and risks. More

Sustainable Bioeconomy Futures – From Malaysia to South East Asia

Special Activity on Integrated Bioeconomy in South East Asia More

SeBS

The Sentinel satellites are the space-observing part of the Copernicus system. Data coming from the Sentinels is used to deliver Copernicus Services as well as being used by companies to deliver products and services. In this project, we are concerned with products and services which use some data coming from Sentinel satellites and analyze their impact and value to society and the citizen. More

SEPA Modelling

The project ”Mediated modelling of forest ecosystems services to support management” aims at developing systems analysis for managing conflicts between wildlife, forestry, and society in Sweden to improve national and regional forest and wildlife management policy. More

The Food Systems Podcast

Inviting actors in the global food system to talk about their role in this inter-linked, complex system. More

Urban Climate Change Adaptation for Austrian Cities: Urban Heat Islands (ADAPT-UHI)

The aim of the project is to support urban planners in decision making, by developing strategies and action plans for climate change adaptation and mitigation in small- to medium-sized cities in Austria. More

VERIFY

The European project VERIFY aims to provide the European Commission with a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to support emission reporting submitted by each country under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change. More

WeObserve: An ecosystem of citizen observatories for environmental monitoring

How will building a sustainable ecosystem of citizen observatories help move citizen science into the mainstream? More


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