Caring about the future

RESTORE4C - Modelling RESTORation of wEtlands for Carbon pathways, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystem services, and biodiversity, Co-benefits
Coordinator - Ana Isabel Lillebø
Programme - Horizon Europe (HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01-08)
Execution dates - 2023-01-01 - 2025-12-31 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - European Commission (Grant agreement ID: 101056782)
Funding for CESAM - 6644837 €
Total Funding - 746896 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Ecologic Institut Gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany
Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Connsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Fondation Tour du Valat, France
Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Wasserkluster Lunz Biologische Station GmbH, Austria
Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Germany
Vertigo Lab, France
Universitatea din Bucuresti, Romania
Klaipedos Universitetas, Lithuania
Secretariat Medwet. France
Universita del Salento, Italy
Stichting Wageningen Research, Netherlands

Project Description
RESTORE4Cs aims to assess the role of restoration action on wetlands climate change mitigation capacity and a wide range of ecosystem services using an integrative socio-ecological systems approach. Focusing on coastal wetlands across Europe, RESTORE4Cs will deliver standardised methodologies and approaches for the prioritisation of restoration promoting carbon-storageand greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions abatement, while improving the ecological status and the provision of additional ecosystem services such as flood regulation and coastal erosion protection. Project results will support the implementation of Climate and Biodiversity policies in the context of the European Green Deal. Effectiveness data on restoration and land use management actions on climate services and other ecosystem and socio-economic services will be gathered both from six Case Pilot sites across European coastal areas, including well-preserved, altered, and restored wetlands, and from meta-analysis. Models and integrative assessment tools will be upscaled to wider geographical (European) and ecological (other wetland types, including floodplains and peatlands) contexts using remote sensing and machine learning methods to develop an integrated status assessment of European wetlands. The results will be integrated into a digital platform to serve as a Decision Support System (DSS) for stakeholders that will steer project efforts as part of a newly created Community of Practice around wetland restoration.

Project webpage

CESAM members on this project
Ana I. Sousa
Helena Vieira
Heliana Teixeira
João Pedro Martins Coelho
Case Study team leader

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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