EU and National funded projects (recent)

Climate change strikes at the very core of the healthcare sector’s mission to keep people healthy. Individual hospitals and entire healthcare systems are affected operationally, financially, and structurally by the rising frequency of extreme weather events. Even distant climate events can affect the health of local communities, e.g., smoke from wildfires can create significant and concentrated air pollution causing wide-reaching health impacts. 

Our health is intrinsically linked to the environments we live in, climate change therefore directly impacts the health of patients and communities. As climate change worsens, more and more people will face the health consequences of wildfires, hurricanes, and floods. Forced migration from failed crops, droughts, and the resulting political unrest will also undermine human health, which must be at the heart of our climate change adaptation policies. 

The LIFE RESYSTAL project addresses gaps in the European health systems’ climate resilience. This project supports improved climate vulnerability assessment of health systems as well as an improved understanding of the interdependencies between different infrastructures (e.g., transport, energy networks, telecommunications, and clinical services), to ensure a more secure and resilient health service provision. The project also supports investment decisions that consider and encourage climate change adaptation.

Wildfires represent a significant challenge for both society and the economy. The EU-funded FirEUrisk project will develop, assess, and promote a science-based integrated strategy to improve existing wildland fire risk assessment, create efficient methods to reduce fire risk and adapt management strategies for future climate and socioeconomic changes. The project will connect researchers, stakeholders, and citizens, combining innovative techniques, and policy recommendations to improve existing systems and methods on a regional and EU level. A risk-centred management strategy integrating wildfire prevention, suppression, and restoration practices and policies and implementing an operational platform of coordination, professional training, and exercises will address mega-fires, the wildland urban interface, and the fire challenges in Northern Europe. 

  • A panEuropean framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change (H2020, GA 653824, Acronym EU-CIRCLE,) 2015-2018
  • Study the climate change and atmospheric pollution in Greece, GSRT (09-ΣΥΝ31-667) – 2011-2013
  • ERA-NET COFUND “European Research Area for Climate Services” (H2020, GA 690462, Acronym ERA4CS) – 2016-2021
    • ECLISEA, “European advances on CLImate services for coasts and SEAs” – 2017-2021
    • WINDSURFER “WIND and wave Scenarios, Uncertainty and climate Risk assessments for Forestry, Energy and Reinsurance” – 2017-2021
    • SERV_FORFIRE “Integrated services and approaches for Assessing effects of climate change and extreme events for fire and post fire risk prevention” – 2017-2021
  • Integrating Big Data, Software and Communities for Addressing Europe’s Societal Challenges (GA 644564, Acronym BigDataEurope) – 2014-2017 (in collaboration with NCSRD-IIT)
  • Earth System Science and Environmental Management, (COST Action ES1102 Acronym COST Action VALUE) – 2011-2015
  • An integrated application platform to protect and promote cultural and tourist sites, (NSRF, Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, under the call Research–Create–Innovate, Contract Nu: Τ1ΕΔΚ-02219, Acronym XENIOS) – 2019-2022
  • National Network for Climate Change and its Impacts(Ministry of Education, GSRI 105658/17-10-2019, Acronym CLIMPACT.) – 2019-2021
  • Developing a holistic, risk-wise strategy for european wildfire management (H2020, GA 101003890, Acronym FIREURISK) – 2020-2023
  • Climate change REsilience framework for health SYStems and hospiTALs (LIFE, LIFE20 CCA/GR/001787, Acronym LIFE RESYSTAL) – 2021-2025
  • Accelerating and upscaling transformational adaptation in Europe: demonstration of water-related innovation packages (H2020, GA 101036683Acronym TransformAr) – 2021-2025
  • New Enabling Visions and tools for End-useRs and stakeholders thanks to a common MOdeling appRoach towards a climatE neutral and resilient society (GA 101056858, Acronym NEVERMORE) – 2022-2026

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