The Project

ARSINOE at a glance

The ARSINOE project will shape the pathways to resilience by bringing together SIA (Systems Innovation Approach) and CIW (Climate Innovation Window) with the purpose to build an ecosystem for climate change adaptation solutions. Within the ARSINOE ecosystem, pathways to solutions are co-created and co-designed by stakeholders, who can then select either existing CIW technologies, or technologies by new providers (or a combination) to form an innovation package.

Background: Adaptation to climate change refers to all approaches taken to adjust, prepare for, and accommodate new conditions that are created by changing climates.

For natural-resource managers, adaptation strategies also include actions taken to assist natural resources (species, habitats, forest plantations, watersheds) in accommodating new conditions imposed by climate, but also facing socio-economic impacts brought about by a worsening climate migration crisis.

As climate change is complex and interconnected with other global challenges, such as food security, water scarcity, biodiversity depletion and environmental degradation, it is insufficient to use traditional approaches to innovation that focus on one aspect of the problem.

This is why we need Systems Innovation Approach (SIA) to address the growing complexity, interdependencies and interconnectedness of modern societies and economies, focusing on the functions of the cross-sectoral system “as a whole” and on the variety of actors

ARSINOE at a glance
ARSINOE Objectives

Objectives

To apply these adaptation strategies, the ARSINOE project foresees to:

  • Facilitate a fundamental transformation of economic, social and financial systems that will trigger exponential change in decarbonisation rates and strengthen climate resilience through a Systems Innovation Approach;

  • Support recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and climate resilience through the implementation of the EU Next Generation Fund Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRP’s) in a co-integrated way;

  • Support communities and scientists in efficiently evaluating environmental and economic effects of climate change and understanding the impact of possible interventions by citizens and multidisciplinary scientists;

  • Offer advanced Environmental Intelligence services and tools, through an interactive platform allowing multiple stakeholders to collaborate;

  • Quantify, model and manage climate risk in a systematic way through resilience;

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and exploitation for start-ups and SMEs.

ARSINOE Results

Results

  • Use the Systems Innovation Approach to address the growing complexity, interdependencies and interconnectedness of modern societies and economies;

  • Develop vulnerability indices that quantify risks resulting from the interactions of climatic hazards; vulnerabilities and exposures of humans, ecosystems, economic, social or cultural assets;

  • Introduce a set of Machine Learning-driven approaches to tackle and predict challenges;

  • Deliver regional resilience innovation packages through the Climate Innovation Window;

  • Promote a robust out scaling strategy allowing for the expansion of the ARSINOE innovation packages;

  • Develop VR experiences to elicit citizens’ preferences on interventions towards a resilient adaptation to climate change.

Meet the partners

ARSINOE Consortium
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