Climate Research Centre

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.


2020 - open
Biodiversity and nature conservation, Climate change, Forests, Green economy, Mountain agriculture, Natural hazards, Population and culture, Quality of life, Spatial planning, Soil conservation, Transport, Tourism, Water management
Naturpark Ötscher-Tormäuer
Alpine countries

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Goal 4

Quality education

Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13

Climate action

Goal 15

Life on land

Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 5

Gender equality

Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 10

Reduced inequalities


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