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Project name:CLEOS - Climate sensitivity of regional energy systems a spatial optimisation approach
Project leader:Peter A. Bruck (Co-ordinator, Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Salzburg)
Matthias Themessl (Wegener Center, ReLoClim-Researchgroup, University of Graz)
Project team:Matthias Themessl (Phd-student/Post-Doc; Statistical downscaling and error correction)
Andreas Gobiet (Senior Post-Doc; Scientific advisor concerning spatial interpolation and climate sensitivity analysis)
Renate Wilcke (Phd-student; Spatial interpolation techniques)


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program.ACRP 5th call
Duration:Feb. 2011 - Jan. 2013



Tackling climate change is one of the main current challenges of the  world. Therefore the European Union has formulated policy targets with  the 20-20-20 until 2020 climate strategy of the EU commission in 2008. This strategy foresees a 20 % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a  reduction of energy consumption of 20 % by an enhancement of energy  efficiency as well as an increased use of renewable energy carriers of  20 % until the year 2020. To reach these targets our energy system has  to undertake major changes. Long term strategies are necessary to achieve an optimal solution for the future setup of the energy system  and the achievement of the named targets. Therefore the project aims  at a development of an integrated model framework for the evaluation  of climate change effects on an optimal setup of future regional  energy systems. Besides climate change also aspects of possible future  developments regarding  population and settlement structures with the  related energy demand is integrated.


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