Work package 4

Work package 4.1. Development of database and interactive website with obtained climate change information for Europe-Russia-Turkey Region

AFTER project results, such as new runs of climate projections, calculated climate and extreme event indices, data acquired from stakeholders, will be stored in a database, which will be set up and maintained by LEGMC. In order to perform monitoring of climate changes and adaptation, the database could provide sustained data storage even after the duration of the project. An interactive web-page will acquaint society with the aforementioned results by visualizing information in an easily comprehensible manner and by linking deliverables and reports from other AFTER project work packages.

Work package 4.2. Stakeholder interaction

The identification of stakeholder’s climate information needs will be realized through contacts of the sector expertise organizations in Russia, Latvia and Turkey. Initially the user communities and different stakeholder groups (e.g public authorities) will be identified and categorized by the type of expected use of climate information, expertise levels and market position (leader/follower). Key organizations, which can benefit from use of the project results, will be invited for the stakeholder dialogue. The stakeholder’s engagement will help to identify key case study regions and indicators (WP1, WP2, WP3), which will directly benefit from climate information and are of particular interest from economical and socio-economical point of view.

AFTER is being supported by Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests”, Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russian Federation and Institute of Forest Science, Russian Academy of Science. These organisation intend to ?ollaborate with AFTER team throughout the project, exchange views and knowledge and participate at project workshop.

To ensure that the stakeholder dialog is effective and durable it will be managed through an interactive website. Furthermore, a combination of teleconferences and face-to-face meetings involving key stakeholders and principal investigators from the project are foreseen. Furthermore the task aims at defining a clear protocol (for example a questionnaire) to structure the benefits, which the stakeholders can get from the project and vice versa