The Mediterranean basin is one of the most sensitive region to global changes. It’s also one of the richest regions in terms of culture, natural resources, geopolitics and biodiversity. These issues justify a large mobilization of researchers, stakeholders, industries,… to address the question of the livability of the Mediterranean region by the end of the century.
The main objective of the MISTRALS program, launched in 2010 for a ten-year period, is to federate French researchers and to reinforced the international collaboration between Mediterranean countries. MISTRALS is leaded by CNRS, with strong partnerships with several other French research institutions. The network of experts MedECC allows the dissemination of scientific results to stakeholders, politics and managers to help them to address societal, environmental and economic challenges for a sustainable development of Mediterranean countries.
In more details, MISTRALS address the following scientific questions:
- Links between past climate variability and evolution of Mediterranean civilizations and societies.
- Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean and extrem rainfall events
- Evolution of marine biogeochemistry under climate change and anthropogenic pressure ; impacts on marine ecosystems
- Change in atmospheric composition and air quality under climate change and anthropogenic pressure ; impacts on health
- Monitoring continental and marine biodiversity and their sensitivity to climate change and anthropogenic pressure
- Changes in continental surfaces, from urban to country-side regions under climate change and anthropogenic pressure
MISTRALS is currently structured with 6 research programs centered on the main scientific questions above and two transverse actions focused on the benefit of these interdisciplinary researches to study the impacts of climate and environmental changes on the livability of the Mediterranean region.
Http download links:
http://mistrals.sedoo.fr/ MISTRALS database
https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/mistrals/ MISTRALS website https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/mistrals/charmex/ ChArMEx websitehttps://www.hymex.org/ HyMeX websitehttp://corsica.obs-mip.fr/ CORSiCA website
Point of contact
HyMeX database (AERIS, SEDOO, OMP, ESPRI, IPSL)
ChArMEx database (AERIS, SEDOO, OMP, ESPRI, IPSL)