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Monitoring and Prediction of Regional Water Availability for Agricultural Production under the Influence of Climate Anomalies and Weather Extremes

Ongoing growth of population and climate change are among the largest challenges and threats for humans, in particular in less developed countries. In the context of food supply both factors are closely linked to each other since the increased demand of water for drinking and agriculture is often confronted with degrading hydrological conditions due to a change of climatic conditions (e.g., warming, drying) and/or an increased danger of extreme weather situations (e.g., flood, drought). Our project is situated at the link between hydrological conditions and water availability for human consumption and agriculture. It will enhance the benefits of existing regional monitoring systems through its emphasis on understanding the connection of regional water availability to large-scale hydrological conditions as observed by global satellite systems.

The project comprehends three major research questions:

(1) Based on data from Earth observations satellites, in-situ networks and hydrological models we aim at investigating the development of hydrological conditions in agricultural areas globally and within selected study areas over the last decade. We will analyse its influence on agricultural productivity (and,where applicable, adaptation measures) during this period. New statistical space-time models and new methods for analysing large amounts of remote sensing data in combination with in-situ data will be developed and implemented for this task. Properties of the models and inference methods will be investigated and tested in extensive simulations. Special focus will be on non-stationarity patterns, possible change-points and extreme values.

(2) Based on our findings we intend to study in which way the development of hydrological conditions and therewith of the agricultural situation in these regions have been (or may potentially be) influenced by large-scale climate phenomena (climate anomalies, climate change), by extreme weather situations or human interference (e.g. groundwater withdrawal) over the last decade.

(3) Finally it shall be studied in which way satellite-based monitoring or model simulations of large-scale climate anomalies or weather phenomena can be applied for production in a study area. Here will rely on new statistical methods, taking the structure of the data found in our statistical analysis into account. 

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14.02.17

IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

IGSSE setup of interdisciplinary research in project teams
16.05.17

Apply now: 12th call for proposals

IGSSE supports up to 10 new project teams

Call closes 2 July 2017

14.05.17

Climate-KIC: Join the PhD Catapult

Two-week thematic summer schools across Europe

04.05.17

IAS Symposium: Selected topics in science and technology

8-10 May 2017, IAS Building, Garching Campus

03.05.17

PhD position in project team INTERACT

Deadline for applications 15 June 2017

02.05.17

IAS Coffee Talk with PTL Florian Praetorius

3 May 2017, 1 pm, TUM IAS Building, Garching Campus

14.02.17

IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

05.06.16

10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society

15.12.15

The Science of Cooking

Doctoral Candidates explore the Secrets of a great Dinner

26.11.15

ATUMS@IGSSE

Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...

20.11.15

Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...

13.10.15

Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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Tuesday, 02. May 2017
IAS Coffee Talk with PTL Florian Praetorius
3 May 2017, 1 pm, TUM IAS Building, Garching Campus
Thursday, 04. May 2017
IAS Symposium: Selected topics in science and technology
8-10 May 2017, IAS Building, Garching Campus
Wednesday, 10. May 2017
Project team ROLITOS in a German documentary
10 May 2017, 11.30 pm Suedwestrundfunk (TV) 30 May 2017, 10.30 pm Bayerischer Rundfunk (TV)
Sunday, 14. May 2017
Climate-KIC: Join the PhD Catapult
Two-week thematic summer schools across Europe
Monday, 15. May 2017
Apply now: 12th call for proposals
IGSSE supports up to 10 new project teams Call closes 2 July 2017
Wednesday, 17. May 2017
Podiumsdiskussion: Frauenförderung - Quo vadis?
17. Mai 2017, 14- 16 Uhr, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Weidenbach
Friday, 19. May 2017
Tuesday, 23. May 2017
Monday, 29. May 2017
IGSSE Forum 2017
29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen