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Down scaling of climate change scenarii to river basin level : A transdisciplinary methodology applied to Evrotas river basin, Greece
Ker Rault, Philippe A. ; Koundouri, Phoebe ; Akinsete, Ebun ; Ludwig, Ralf ; Huber-Garcia, Verena ; Tsani, Stella ; Acuna, Vicenc ; Kalogianni, Eleni ; Luttik, Joke ; Kok, Kasper ; Skoulikidis, Nikolaos ; Froebrick, Jochen - \ 2019
Science of the Total Environment 660 (2019). - ISSN 0048-9697 - p. 1623 - 1632.
Climate-change - Ecosystem-services - Land-use - Transdisciplinary - Water management

The Mediterranean region is anticipated to be (or, already is) one of the hot spots for climate change, where freshwater ecosystems are under threat from the effects of multiple stressors. Climate change is impacting natural resources and on the functioning of Ecosystem Services. The challenges about modelling climate change impact on water cycle in general and specifically on socio-economic dynamics of the society leads to an exponential amount of results that restrain interpretation and added value of forecasting at local level. One of the main challenges when dealing with climate change projections is the quantification of uncertainties. Modellers might have limited information or understanding from local river catchment management practices and from other disciplines with relevant insights on socio-economic and environmental complex relationship between biosphere and human based activities. Current General Circulation Models cannot fulfil the requirements of high spatial detail required for water management policy. This article reports an innovative transdisciplinary methodology to down scale Climate Change scenarii to river basin level with a special focus on the development of climate change narrative under SSP5-RCP8.5 combination called Myopic scenario and SSP1-RCP4.5 combination called Sustainable scenario. Local Stakeholder participative workshop in the Evrotas river basin provide perception of expected changes on water demand under to two developed scenario narratives.

Socio-enonomic Analysis of a Selected Multi-use Offshore Site in the North Sea
Söderqvist, Tore ; Bas, Bilge ; Bel, Mark de; Boon, Arjen ; Elginoz, Nilay ; Garcao, Rita ; Giannakis, Elias ; Giannouli, Amerissa ; Koundouri, Phoebe ; Moussoulides, Aris ; Norrman, Jenny ; Rosén, Lars ; Schouten, Jan-Joost ; Stuiver, Marian ; Tsani, Stella ; Xepapedeas, Petros - \ 2017
In: The Ocean of Tomorrow / Koundouri, Phoebe, Cham, Switzerland : Springer - ISBN 9783319557700 - p. 43 - 67.
A 600 MW offshore wind farm is under construction in the Netherlands Exclusive Economic Zone at a site called Gemini situated 55 km north of the Wadden Sea island of Schiermonnikoog and 85 km from the nearest Dutch port of Eemshaven. This chapter investigates the option of introducing a multi-use design for the Gemini site by adding mussel cultivation (48 kt wet weight per year) and seaweed cultivation (480 kt wet weight per year) to the wind farm. An institutional analysis indicates a political will in the Netherlands to support the development of adding uses to offshore wind farms, but a number of implementation obstacles are also identified. Those obstacles include an absence of licences for multi-use production and legal restrictions against third-party access to wind farms. There is therefore a need for a regulatory framework for multi-use and trust-building among actors involved in multi-use installations. A financial and economic assessment, and a cost-benefit analysis also taking into account monetized changes in CO2 emissions, indicate that adding mussel cultivation to the wind farm is likely to be both financially and socio-economically viable. Including a seaweed cultivation function is probably not financially and socio-economically viable under current technical and economic conditions. Knowledge gaps and uncertainties in these assessments with respect to, for example, missing site-specific data and non-monetized externalities suggest further research, also including pilot cultivations of mussels and seaweed in planned single-use or multi-use installations.
Introduction of the MERMAID Project
Koundouri, Phoebe ; Airoldi, Laura ; Boon, Arjen ; Giannouli, Amerissa ; Levantis, Eleftherios ; Moussoulides, Aris ; Stuiver, M. ; Tsani, Stella - \ 2017
In: The Ocean of Tomorrow / Koundouri, Phoebe, Cham, Switzerland : Springer (Environment & Policy ) - ISBN 9783319557700 - p. 1 - 8.
This chapter provides an introduction to the MERMAID project. MERMAID focused on developing concepts for offshore platforms which can be used for multiple purposes, such as energy and aquaculture production. These concepts were developed with input from experts as well as societal stakeholders. MERMAID consortium comprised of 28 partner institutes, including Universities, Research institutes, Industries and Small and Medium Enterprises from several EU countries. Consortium members brought a range of expertise in hydraulics, wind engineering, aquaculture, renewable energy, marine environment, project management, as well as socioeconomics and governance. Within the scope of MERMAID it has been developed and applied an Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment of the sustainability of Multi-Use Offshore Platforms, using the results from the natural and engineering sciences as inputs, boundaries and constraints to the analysis.
Methodology for Integrated Socio-economic Assessment of Multi-use Offshore Platforms
Koundouri, Phoebe ; Dávila, Osiel G. ; Stithou, Mavra ; Babalos, Vasilis ; Xepapadeas, Anastasios ; Anastasiou, Ioannis ; Antypas, Antonis ; Kourogenis, Nikolaos ; Mousoulides, Aris ; Mousoulides, Marianna ; Zanuttigh, Barbara ; Zagonari, Fabio ; Lange, Manfred A. ; Jimenez, Carlos ; Rosén, Lars ; Lindhe, Andreas ; Norrman, Jenny ; Söderqvist, Tore ; Troianos, Dimitris ; Frentzos, Athanasios ; Krontira, Yukiko ; Diaz Simal, Pedro ; Guanche, Raul ; Bel, Mark de; He, Wei ; Kabdasali, Sedat ; Elginoz, Nilay ; Bagci, Taylan ; Bas, Bilge ; Cantu, Matteo ; Masotti, Matteo ; Suffredini, Roberto ; Stuiver, M. ; Giannakis, Elias ; Tsani, Stella - \ 2017
In: The Ocean of Tomorrow / Koundouri, Phoebe, Cham, Switzerland : Springer (Environment & Policy 56) - ISBN 9783319557700 - p. 11 - 26.
This chapter presents the methodology employed for the Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (MISEA) of different designs of Multi-Use Offshore Platforms (MUOPs). The methodology allows for the identification, the valuation and the assessment of the potential impacts and their magnitude. The analysis considers a number of feasible designs of MUOP investments, and the likely responses of those impacted by the investment project. The approach provides decision-makers with a valuable tool to assess whether a MUOP project increases the overall social welfare and hence should be undertaken. This is performed under alternative specifications regarding platform design, the discount rate and the stream of net benefits, if a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is to be followed or a sensitivity analysis of selected criteria in a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) framework. The methodology can support the implementation of policies aiming at achieving a good environmental status of the EU’s marine waters and the protection of the resource base upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend.
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