Das Klimaforschungszentrum Ötscher
The Ötscher, a mountain in the eastern part of Austria, and its surrounding area will be developed into a research region for the effects of climate change on biodiversity, land use, and society. This project aims at having a model effect for the Alpine region and supporting the achievement of the objectives of the Alpine Convention.
The initiative is an important step towards better understanding climate change, its effects on the Alpine habitat, and working on solutions for the future. The aim is to answer urgent questions of the Alpine inhabitants through applied research and to develop adaptation strategies. Through cooperation with educational institutions, knowledge is passed on. A positive feasibility study for the project is available and first implementation steps have already been taken.