Wageningen University (WU) & Research Centre is a cluster of internationally-leading knowledge institutions offering applied and scientific research to promote the sustainable use of our environment. WU has a longstanding record of successfully conducting and coordinating large European projects within the current and past EU FP’s. The Earth System Sciences and Climate Change (ESS-CC) of the Environmental Science Group of WU will be participating in EUPORIAS.
ESS-CC is one the leading groups in global and regional scale climate studies including impacts and adaptation. The group develops global and regional hydrology and land surface models (LSM), as well as related agricultural models. It also leads several regional and global water resources analyses. The group has conducted and coordinated more than 20 large EU project consortia during the last 10 years (NeWater, Scenes, FP6 WATCH and HighNoon are among the more recent ones) and is presently engaged in several projects focussing on Climate Change impacts (e.g. FP7 IMPACT2C) and ESM land component improvement (e.g. Combine, EMBRACE).