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This section contains the public deliverables (PU) produced by CLIM-RUN consortium and already approved by the EU revisers. Deliverables meant for other programme participants (PP), that do not have sensible data, already approved by the EU revisers are also included in this section.

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D5.1: CROATIA CLIM-RUN Workshop, 21 September 2011, Zagreb

Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in Croatia, contributing to more than 15% of the country’s total GDP. It relies heavily upon the country’s rich variations of local climates which are influenced by the mid‐latitudes atmospheric circulation and geographical factors. Tourism is primarily developed in the Adriatic area (coast, islands) during summer with much reduced share of the continental Croatia (the capital, national parks, winter tourism). The summer tourist season in Croatia is, however, relatively short, mainly because the sea water is colder when compared to some other (southern) Mediterranean destinations. Within the climate change framework, the two major groups of the tourism sub‐sectors with different adaptive capacity to climate change will emerge. The first group with high adaptive capacity comprises tourists, tour operators and transport providers; the second group with low adaptive capacity is tourism infrastructure (made of local hotels and resorts) and local communities.

Authors: Čedo Branković (DHMZ), Marjana Gajić-Čapka (DHMZ), Ksenija Zaninović (DHMZ)

D5.1: Savoie Report on surveys and first workshop

The aim of CLIM-RUN is to develop and test a protocol that provides and transfers relevant and usable climate information and usable climate information data to stakeholders at different levels and in different sectors of society (policymakers, investors, etc.).

Authors: Romain Bérard, Ghislain Dubois, Adeline Cauchy

D5.1: Tunisia Report surveys and workshop

CLIM-RUN “Climate, Local Information in the Mediterranean Region, Responding to User Needs” is a program that seeks to establish the foundations for future climate services (pertinent services used by the different categories of actors) at the regional as well as local levels in the Mediterranean. The project focuses on tourism, energy and natural disasters sectors. The Work Package 5 (WP5) of the CLIM-RUN program aims at conducting case studies on the tourism sector. A case study is going to be conducted on Tunisian tourism, given the importance of this economic sector for the country and its sensitivity to climate and climate change. The Research Group on Climate Variability and Man in Tunisia (GREVACHOT) at the University of Tunis is a partner program. It is responsible for conducting the Tunisian case study whose objective is to establish climate services through launching a communication channel between the partners who are responsible for the development of climate services and the actors in the tourism sector who are asked to articulate their needs in climate information.

Authors: Latifa HENIA

D5.3: Report on the protocol definition

Within the CLIM RUN project, the objective of this deliverable is to report on the implementation of the CLIM RUN protocol for stakeholders identification ad engagement, for WP5. This WP5 articulates four case studies (Savoie, Tunisia, Croatia and Cyprus) which experienced various forms of interaction with stakeholders around the concept of climate services. The objective of this first phase of interaction was to understand users’ need (data, products) of climate services, so as to try to answer these needs (in articulation with WP2 and WP3), in further steps of the project. This revealed the difficulty to engage primary (i.e. hoteliers) stakeholders in the process, and the need to rely on secondary ones (professional representative, local authorities) ; the need to understand well the "stakeholders' systems" so as to engage the right players; the low level of use and awareness of climate services within the sector, due to the high presence of SMEs, and finally the need to rely more on individual consultation, to better catch the current practices and needs.

Authors: Ghislain Dubois, Adeline Cauchy

D5.4: Cross-cutting conclusions

he tourism sector is particularly sensitive to weather and climate conditions. It faces different types of impacts (Scott at al, 2012): - direct impacts on tourist safety, comfort and health (social impacts): heat waves, storms, heavy rains, forest fires, urban pollution etc.; - indirect impacts via environmental and landscape concerns: scarcity of resources (e.g. water resources), loss of resources (e.g. biodiversity, coral reefs, snow cover); - financial impact (loss of revenues, heating-cooling costs) ; - institutional impacts (e.g. risk of losing good reputation).

Authors: Ghislain Dubois (TEC), Adeline Cauchy (TEC), Čedo Branković (DHMZ)

D6.1: Workshop report: context and objectives, confrontation of data sup-ply and demand, simulation results, feedback and discussion

The work package WP6 focuses on the analysis of the climate information required in areas where forest fires represent a major hazard. This package will evaluate future fire risk in the Mediterranean and in specific target regions (mainly Greece) for the next 10 to 50 years. The WP will illustrate how climate information can play an important role in the identification of vulnerable regions and in the management of existing and new forests. As a first step, bearing in mind that the CLIMRUN project has adopted the method of an active par-ticipation early in the research on behalf of the end users, a workshop with the stakeholders was or-ganized. In this deliverable we outline the results of the workshop, held in Athens on September 28, 2011, and we also give the results of a questionnaire which was filled during the workshop.

Authors: Christos Giannakopoulos, Anargyros Roussos, Anna Karali, Maria Hatzaki

D6.2: 2nd Workshop report

The aim of this deliverable is to provide an overview of the second stakeholders’ workshop. A de- scription of the applications (products) developed during the project is discussed first followed by suggestions and next steps needed in order to refine these products further. The proceedings of the workshop are presented next, followed by conclusive comments, references and annexes.

Authors: Christos Giannakopoulos, Anargyros Roussos, Anna Karali

D6.3: Protocol definition

The first workshop for the wild fires case study entitled "Effects of Climate Change on Forest Fires and Forest Ecosystems", took place on September 28, 2011 at the premises of the National Obser-vatory of Athens. The workshop was held in the Greek language. The conference brought together 16 academics and representatives from the public and private sector who are involved in the fields of forest fires and ecosystems. Out of the 18 stakeholders workgroups invited, belonging to five different domains of activities, 16 of which responded positively to the invitation, showing interest in participating and 9 of them made a brief presentation of their activity.

Authors: Christos Giannakopoulos, Anargyros Roussos, Anna Karali, Maria Hatzaki

D6.4: Vulnerability report

Forest fires constitute a major environmental and socioeconomic issue in the Mediterranean. An average of 50,000 fires per year burn a range of 470,000 hectares annually causing, apart from ecological catastrophe, severe damages in infrastructures and, quite often, human casualties (Schmuck et al., 2011). Although forest fires have always been present in the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean climate-type forest areas are extremely fire prone, their destructive capacity is on the rise for the last few decades (Pausas and Vallejo, 1999), while an extension of the fire season has been reported (e.g. Flannigan et al., 2009; Dimitrakopoulos et al., 2011).

Authors: Christos Giannakopoulos, Anna Karali, Anargyros Roussos

D7.1: Workshop Report. MS32: Workshop Organisation. MS3: Survey Organisation

This document provides an overview of what has been learnt and what has been achieved within work package 7 for renewable energy, over the first 6 months of the CLIM-RUN project. In total, seven workshops have been completed by the group. Three of these workshops were organised and run by CLIM-RUN WP7 members, and took place in each of the case study countries (except Cyprus): Morocco, Croatia and Spain.

Authors: Melanie Davis, Paco Doblas Reyes, Peter Schmidt, Sandro Calamanti, WP7

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