Project: Tools for Assessment of ClimaTe change ImpacT on groundwater and adaptation Strategies

Acronym TACTIC (Reference Number: GeoE.171.008)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic Climate change already have widespread and significant impacts in Europe, which is expected to increase in the future. To reduce the damage, detailed assessments, based on a thorough understanding of the hydrological system, are required for the planning of optimal adaptation strategies. Groundwater plays a vital role for the inland freshwater cycle, and have the capability of buffering or enhancing the impact from extreme climate events causing droughts or floods, depending on the subsurface properties and the status of the system (dry/wet) prior to the climate event. Understanding and taken the hydrogeology into account is therefore essential in the assessment of climate change impacts. The Geological Survey Organisations in Europe acquire the necessary data and knowledge of the groundwater system and some Surveys already have high-end expertise in utilising this in climate change assessments. To streamline the assessments to produce harmonised results at EU scale, and to contribute to a general enhancement of the assessments, the Surveys will collaborate in TACTIC on the development of a research infrastructure for the advancement and harmonisation of climate change assessments utilising knowledge and data on the groundwater system, which is tested in pilots covering most climate challenges and hydrogeological conditions in Europe. Supplying data and results to a European Information Platform for storage and visualisation, TACTIC will further contribute to easy access of information relevant to climate change assessments, which may be used directly or integrated into future decision support systems.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
- Collect and harmonise data - Provide easy access to data and results in GIP - TACTIC toolbox - Facilitating knowledge sharing/ best practice protocols - Demonstrate in pilots (40 pilots) - Guidelines and harmonised results - Roadmap for future developments
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland c Denmark
2 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Partner Netherlands
3 Deltares Partner Netherlands
4 Hrvatski Geološki Institut – Croatian Geological Survey Partner Croatia
5 Geologian Tutkimuskeskus – Geological Survey of Finland Partner Finland
6 Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Partner France
7 Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Partner Germany
8 Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary Partner Hungary
9 Geological Survey Ireland Partner Ireland
10 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Partner Italy
11 Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-Romagna Partner Italy
12 Latvian Centre of Geology, Environment and Meteorology Partner Latvia
13 Office of the Prime Minister Partner Malta
14 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Partner Portugal
15 Geological Survey of Serbia Partner Serbia
16 Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Partner Spain
17 Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya Partner Spain
18 Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning Partner Sweden
19 State Research and Development Enterprise – State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine Partner Ukraine
20 United Kingdom Research and Innovation (British Geological Survey) Partner United Kingdom