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CCAFS Open Call for Proposals!

We are pleased to inform you that in the frame of the CCAFS challenge programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security we have launched an Open Call for proposals on the ‘Development of an initial analogue methodology and proof of concept for identifying and mapping spatial and temporal analogue sites across the globe based on multiple climate projections’.

Initial grant will be US$ 50,000 with the opportunity to receive additional funding for a second implementation phase in 2011.

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists from around the world! Send us your proposals not later than August 10th 2010.

Analogues : what for?

Analogues refer to sites or years that experience conditions with statistical, mathematical similarity, in terms primarily of climate, but also additional factors such as soils, crops, socio-economic characteristics etc.

Temporal analogues make use of past climates as representative time series of future climate, allowing us to identify historic events that might provide an insight into the possible future consequences of climate change.  Spatial analogues allow us to identify areas whose climate today appears as a likely analogue to future projected climate for another location, and thus represent promising areas for comparative research on adaptation plans.

To get more information on this Call download the detailed ToR and guidelines for submission!

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