Thematic Axes

Modeling and Physical Evidence of Variability and Climate Change

This encompasses various areas of knowledge and research lines related to the understanding and analysis of the climate system, both in terms of its natural variability and changes induced by human activities. It includes the development and application of climate models to simulate and predict climate patterns at different temporal and spatial scales. This involves the use of physical, mathematical, and computational principles to understand climate dynamics and its response to various influences. Additionally, it analyzes paleoclimatic records, historical climate data, and current observations to identify patterns of natural variability and climate changes attributable to human activities, such as global warming and changes in atmospheric composition.

Water Resources, Oceans, and Coastal Zones in the Context of Variability and Climate Change.

This encompasses various areas of knowledge and research lines related to the interaction between climate, surface and groundwater resources, and coastal zones, as well as aspects related to the management, conservation, and adaptation of water resources, oceanic, and coastal ecosystems in the context of variability and climate change. The purpose is to understand the impacts on the systems to develop effective adaptation and management solution strategies, as well as to promote the conservation of these resources for sustainable development.

Climate Biomodelling and Agroclimatology

This encompasses two areas of knowledge and their related research lines concerning the study of the interaction between climate and biological systems, especially in the context of agriculture and ecology. The first area is climate biomodelling, which utilizes models to understand how climate affects ecosystems in general, while agroclimatology specifically focuses on the impact of climate on agriculture and the management of agricultural resources. Both disciplines are crucial for addressing challenges related to climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability.

Legislation and Social Dimension of Variability and Climate Change

This encompasses various aspects related to the legal framework, public policies, and social actors linked to climate change, identifying areas for improvement, best practices, and lessons learned in the implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures. It also considers crucial aspects for the formulation of effective policies, citizen participation, and the integration of social approaches in responding to climate change, seeking to promote fair, inclusive, and effective climate action management globally and locally, in the face of current and future climate challenges.