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Current projects of the SoCo research group:

Impacts of climate change – such as droughts, floods, wildfires and sea-level rise – can have knock-on effects that cross borders and continents. These effects can escalate through security relations, international trade, financial markets, international aid operations or migration. CASCADES will consider the risks of cross-border and cascading climate change impacts and possible mitigation and adaptation efforts.

ENBEL will support EU policy making by bringing together leaders in climate change and health research. More information >>

The HIGH Horizons project centres on pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and health workers, groups heavily affected by climate change. We quantify and monitor direct and indirect health impacts of extreme heat; test a personalised Early Warning System (EWS); and implement integrated adaptation-mitigation actions in health facilities. Analyses of heat impacts and data science predictive modelling using data from Sweden; Lazio Italy, and health facilities in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa underpin all activities. These analyses and systematic reviews inform testing and selection of global, EU and national indicators. More information >>

REBOOST aims to support stakeholders in three European lignite regions (Lusatia in Germany, Konin in Poland, and Gorj in Romania) in the transition from the current high economic dependence on lignite to a low-carbon future. More information >>


Research Group Leader

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Ilona M. Otto

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8464

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