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An experiment with Open Top Chambers in four Pyrenean locations of snowfields

  • 25 May

Within the POCTEFA FLORAPYR project, researchers of the University of Barcelona have coordinated the installation of passive heating devices known as Open Top Chambers (OTC) during the summer of 2017. These devices produce a slight temperature increase, which makes predictions possible on the short-medium term concerning the vegetation under study, in the context of current climate change.

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OPCC representatives meet to work on the Observatory Strategy and the Pyrenees Strategy of the CTP

  • 25 May

Last Tuesday, June 19, a working meeting among the Representatives of the Climate Change Observatory (OPCC)  took place to discuss about the Observatory's strategy and its horizontal coordination with the forthcoming Pyrenean Strategy of the Pyrenees Working Community (EPI).

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An exceptional snowpack in the Pyrenees

  • 15 Apr

The snow cover in the Pyrenees is essential for tourism sector, water resources management and the ecosystems. In contrast to last year snow season, winter 2018 already appears as a remarkable year for snow.

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Actions to protect and improve the quality of peatland systems in the Catalan Pyrenees in the framework of the GREE Project.

  • 07 Mar

The Pyrenees mountain range is a great biodiversity reserve characterized by a high diversity of natural ecosystems and extraordinary species. The protected natural areas include an optimal representation of these ecosystems and species.

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The OPCC convenes a session on climate change at the annual meeting of the European Meteorological Society.

  • 07 Mar

Mountains are very sensitive to the climate change. Usually, they have much less station density, and therefore, less information are known from the higher elevated areas. Additionally, measurements have troubles under more severe weather conditions raising the maintenance costs of high elevated stations.

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