''Mountains are sentinels of climate and environmental change and
many marine regions provide information on past climate variations.
of Interest NextData will favour the implementation of measurement networks in
remote mountain and marine areas, mainly in Italy, and will develop efficient
web portals to access meteoclimatic and atmospheric composition data, past
climate information from ice and sediment cores, biodiversity and ecosystem
data, measurements of the hydrological cycle, marine reanalyses and climate
projections at global and regional scale.
New data on the present and past
climatic variability and future climate projections in the Alps, the Apennines,
the Mediterranean region and other areas of interest will be obtained and made
available. The pilot studies conducted during the project will allow for
obtaining new estimates on the availability of water resources and on the
effects of atmospheric aerosols on high-altitude environments, as well as new
assessments of the impact of climate change on ecosystems, health and societies
in mountain regions.
The system of archives and the scientific results produced
by the NextData project will provide a unique data base for research, for
environmental management and for the estimate of climate change impacts,
allowing for the development of knowledge-based environmental and climate
The NextData Project has defined three Grand Challenges:
(1) monitoring of climatic and environmental conditions and their ongoing
changes in Italian mountains and construction of a system of archives and
portals for data distribution; (2) reconstruction of climate and its
variability in Italy in the last two Millennia, with special focus on the last
100 years; and (3) development of an ensemble of high-resolution climate
projections for the Italian mountain regions for the next few decades.''
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