DATE2018-05-09 10:55:05
AUTHORSA Ceglar (1), AE Croitoru (2), J Cuxart (3), V Djurdjevic (4), I Güttler (5), B Ivančan-Picek (5), D Jug (6), M Lakatos (7), T Weidinger (8)
  1. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
  2. Faculty of Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  3. University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain
  4. Institute of Meteorology, Faculty of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia
  5. Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ), Zagreb, Croatia
  6. Faculty of Agriculture, University of J.J.S., Osijek, Croatia
  7. Hungarian Meteorological Service, Budapest, Hungary
  8. Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
ABSTRACTThe Pannonian Basin Experiment (PannEx), under the umbrella of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project of the World Climate Research Programme, aims to achieve a better understanding of the Earth System components and their interactions in the Pannonian Basin. The scientific basis of the PannEx supports research that can better translate and deliver relevant climate data, information and knowledge for societal decision making through the national hydro-meteorological and climate services, research institutes and universities. We present the PannEx in the light of international efforts to provide scientific support and involve international research community in integrated approach towards identifying and increasing adaptation capacity in the face of climate change in the Pannonian Basin. For this purpose, five main objectives (established as the flagship questions) and three transversal/interdisciplinary subjects (the cross-cuts) have been identified, combining the current scientific challenges with the related societal needs. The flagship questions address the challenges in agriculture, air quality, sustainable development, water management and education. The three cross-cut actions are dedicated to data and knowledge rescue, process modeling, and development and validation of the modeling tools.