This Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme aims to close critical knowledge gaps on the influence of Polar changes on the global climate system. PolarRES is a multi-partner project and a member of the EU Polar Cluster, a network of collaborative polar projects funded by the European Commission.
The PolarRES project focuses on developing storylines of climate changes, i.e. scenarios of how the environmental changes may impact the Polar Regions in the Arctic and Antarctic. Groups of scientists from the partnering institutions are working on individual components of climate change in order to develop a consolidated dataset providing more insight into future Polar Region changes.
The developed storylines are directly linked to several detrimental environmental impacts to the Arctic and Antarctic, such as forest fires, permafrost thaw, or endangered marine ecosystems. The impacts are displayed in an interactive tool, in order to share and promote the findings to non-academic audiences.More info