The National Adaptation Geoinformatic System is Further Developed
[23 February, 2017, MTI press release] The in-depth climate change database service called National Adaptation Geoinformatic System (NAGiS) is being further developed, as it is outlined in the press release submitted to the Hungarian News Agency by the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary. The project has received HUF 400 million funding (ca. 1.3 million EUR) from the country’s Environment and Energy Efficiency Operational Programme.
The project has started in November 2016 and will run until 2018. Among others, it will help the development of decision-support studies, the elaboration of municipal or regional level climate change strategies, and will provide a solid professional ground to set climate change adaptation targets.
Additionally, the project involves the further development of the planning and evaluation methodologies of climate change impact studies. An on-line executive information service and a municipal decision-preparation portal will be launched as well.
The basic infrastructure of NAGiS has been created from the financial support of a European Economic Area (EEA) grant between 2013-2016.
The further developed system will provide geographic information about underground water bodies, the climate change vulnerability of drinking water supplies, the increase of the expected risks of flash-floods in mountainous areas, the expected changes in agriculture, forestry and natural areas, as well as the health effects of heat waves and its possible demographic and economic implications. The NAGiS can be accessed at http://nater.mfgi.hu