25-26 October, Online. The Union for the Mediterranean and Copernicus will host a virtual workshop to identify climate data needs in the Mediterranean Basin on the 25th and 26th October. A plenary session including presentations and Q&A focused on climate change impacts and solutions brought by climate data will take place on October 25th. The interactive session on October 26th aims to gather information about how climate data is currently used in the region, and what further datasets or tools are needed to help stakeholders plan for current and future climate change in the Mediterranean Basin.
The Mediterranean Basin is a hub for regional economic and cultural exchange as well as an exceptional biodiversity hotspot. Its 46 000-kilometer-long coastline runs across 22 countries and is home to 480 million people. The Mediterranean is among the fastest warming regions in the world and is faced with potent threats from climate change. Increasing temperatures, changing precipitation regimes, and sea level rise will affect most of the economic activities which the Mediterranean sustains, including agriculture, fishing, tourism, and shipping. Climate change also impacts cross-cutting sectors like human health, energy, and disaster risk.
This event aims to present the challenges linked to climate change in the Mediterranean, and how these can be overcome by better leveraging climate data.
Through a collaborative and participant driven format, attendees will learn about climate hazards in the region, how climate information is currently used to tackle sector-specific climate hazards, and the datasets that are available. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and discuss their specific needs and requirements for climate data use. The findings from this workshop will help shape the development of future actions led by UFM and Copernicus to make climate data more widely available.
Please register here by October 21st.