European project Replim, devoted to establish the first network observatory of sensitive aquatic ecosystems (lakes and peat bogs) to climate change at the Pyrenees, has launched its three-month digital newsletter.

replimWith this communication system, available in Spanish, English, French, Catalan and Basque, Replim attempts to inform the whole scientific community of our research developed by teams of the different Pyrenean regions in Spain (Basque Country, Navarra, Aragón and Catalunya), France (Aquitania, Midi-Pireneés and Occitania) and Andorra. It also provides information for the collaborator partners and the interested general public. To reach a wider audience, one of Replim objectives is to start a citizen science working line that allow hikers, nature lovers, volunteers or associations to send useful information about the monitored lakes and peatbogs.

The main goal of this international project, led by Pyrenean Institute of Ecology and financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) via POCTEFA (Territorial cooperation for the sustainable development of border territory between Spain, France and Andorra) is to determine a group of key lakes and peat bogs at the Pyrenees favourable for measuring the impact of climate change. This would help to establish politics proposals in order to adapt this region to the global change.

To make real this goal, around 20 lakes and peat bogs strategically distributed along Pyrenean massif will be studied and equipped with different devices. For example, temperature sensors will be installed at different water depths and sediments traps will be active during three years.

Looking for climate change impact, within everyone’s reach

In the Replim’s citizen science working line, all interested people can collect information about the systems included in the network. It will be possible for people that come around at these places to take and send some values as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation or wind intensity. How? We are working on a mobile APP. More data for later analysis will be possible thanks to this action. The lakes and peat bogs in the network will be indicated with explanatory signs and informative brochures will be ready in mountains refuges and hiker’s associations of the surroundings.

As outreach is an essential component in the project, Replim has different accounts in social network sites: @replimpoctefa (Twitter) and replimpoctefa (Facebook). In these webs, interested citizens can follow the evolution and make questions directly to the researchers. They are also the way to subscribe to the three-month newsletter, or just sending an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information about climate change at the Pyrenees can be found at the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory web (http://www.opcc-ctp.org/es).

Research Partners:

Spanish Institutions: Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad de Navarra, CSIC: Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) y el Centro de Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales (CREAF).

French Institutions: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universidad de Toulouse, Universidad de Pau.

Andorra Institutions: Centre d'Estudis de la Neu i de la Muntanya d'Andorra (CENMA)

PHOTO: Lake Marboré, Ordesa y Monte Perdido Nationtal Park (Huesca, España).

European project Replim, devoted to establish the first network observatory of sensitive aquatic ecosystems (lakes and peat bogs) to climate change at the Pyrenees, has launched its three-month digital newsletter. With this communication system, available in Spanish, English, French, Catalan and Basque, Replim attempts to inform the whole scientific community of our research developed by teams of the different Pyrenean regions in Spain (Basque Country, Navarra, Aragón and Catalunya), France (Aquitania, Midi-Pireneés and Occitania) and Andorra. It also provides information for the collaborator partners and the interested general public. To reach a wider audience, one of Replim objectives is to start a citizen science working line that allow hikers, nature lovers, volunteers or associations to send useful information about the monitored lakes and peatbogs.

The main goal of this international project, led by Pyrenean Institute of Ecology and financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) via POCTEFA (Territorial cooperation for the sustainable development of border territory between Spain, France and Andorra) is to determine a group of key lakes and peat bogs at the Pyrenees favourable for measuring the impact of climate change. This would help to establish politics proposals in order to adapt this region to the global change.

 

To make real this goal, around 20 lakes and peat bogs strategically distributed along Pyrenean massif will be studied and equipped with different devices. For example, temperature sensors will be installed at different water depths and sediments traps will be active during three years.

 

Looking for climate change impact, within everyone’s reach

 

In the Replim’s citizen science working line, all interested people can collect information about the systems included in the network. It will be possible for people that come around at these places to take and send some values as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation or wind intensity. How? We are working on a mobile APP. More data for later analysis will be possible thanks to this action. The lakes and peat bogs in the network will be indicated with explanatory signs and informative brochures will be ready in mountains refuges and hiker’s associations of the surroundings.

 

As outreach is an essential component in the project, Replim has different accounts in social network sites: @replimpoctefa (Twitter) and replimpoctefa (Facebook). In these webs, interested citizens can follow the evolution and make questions directly to the researchers. They are also the way to subscribe to the three-month newsletter, or just sending an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information about climate change at the Pyrenees can be found at the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory web (http://www.opcc-ctp.org/es).

 

 

 

Research Partners:

 

Spanish Institutions: Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad de Navarra, CSIC: Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) y el Centro de Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales (CREAF).

 

French Institutions: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universidad de Toulouse, Universidad de Pau.

 

Andorra Institutions: Centre d'Estudis de la Neu i de la Muntanya d'Andorra (CENMA)

 

PHOTO: Lake Marboré, Ordesa y Monte Perdido Nationtal Park (Huesca, España).

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