Establishing a National Adaptation Geoinformatic Sysytem (NAGiS)

Project facts

Project promoter
Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary
Project Number:
HU04-0001
Target groups
Researchers or scientists,
Civil servants/Public administration staff
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€1,623,074
Final project cost:
€1,580,184
From EEA Grants:
€ 1,501,175
The project is carried out in:
Hungary

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Description

In Hungary seasons are shifting, temperatures are rising, and there is an increased risk of drought, forest fires and floods, as well as increased damage caused by growing storm intensity. The NAGiS objectives are to facilitate capacity-building in climate change adaptation, improve the existing data collection, processing and climate modelling, and become a single point of reference for objective climate change information. A multipurpose meta database will be developed, the NAGiS database. The main target group for NAGiS are analysts and experts, public authorities as decision-makers, the research community, and the general public. NAGiS will contribute to the in-depth analysis of the scientific, socio-economic and technical aspects of climate change as well as the formulation of adequate climate change adaptation strategies and measures.

Summary of project results

Hungary is vulnerable in a number ways. The country's climate security, energy security, food and water security are greatly determined by long term global trends. The aspect of adaptation to changes (especially to climate change) has to be integrated into sectoral and territorial policies. Comprehensive information on social, economic, environmental vulnerability is inevitable for these integration processes. The National Adaptation Geo-information System (NAGiS) project is a multipurpose geo-information system that can facilitate the policy-making, strategy-building and decision-making processes related to the impact assessment of climate change and founding necessary adaptation measures in Hungary. NAGiS may directly support the implementation, supervision and evaluation of the second National Climate Change Strategy, and the implementation and evaluation of the Environment and Energy Operative Programme (KEHOP). The three main parts of the NAGiS are:a map-visualization system (with a resolution of 10×10 km, containing hundreds of layers which show the way different aspects of climate change can affect certain areas of the country); a database (GeoDat) containing the calculation results based on modelling (exposure, sensitivity, expected impact, adaptive capacity and vulnerability); a meta-database facilitating navigation through different kinds of information (a sort of "data-map" about what to find and where). The most important project outputs are listed below: • Indicators on water regime groundwater level, DWPA-s, biomass production, land use, natural habitats were developed; • Three huge databeses developed: one metadatabase, one hydrogeological database and one NAGIs database (webgis portal) and a project website was developed were the main finding and access to the NAGIS portal can be found; • The Nagis operational manual and the practical guide handbook were developed; • Eight research reports and five decision support studies for officials were developed; • By the project implementation deadline there were 6631 NAGIS web portal users and 190 NAGIS web portal registered users; • Under Communication several activities have been performed: one conference, two protocol events, eights workshops, 15 publications and 43 participation and presentation at professional conferences; • The project promoter was active in bilateral activities too. Project website: http://nater.mfgi.hu/en

Summary of bilateral results