On 11th June 2018, Mr. Daniel Meron, the Ambassador of the State of Israel in the Czech Republic, visited GCRI. He met the management of the Institute and the representatives of the Institute’s scientists. During a short visit, the Director of the Institute, Michal Marek, introduced the GCRI, its scientific focus and he paid special attention to projects of international cooperation and interconnection with European research infrastructures.
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) occur due to the failure or overtopping of the dam of a glacial lake. These floods are characterised by low frequency of occurrence but high magnitude. Peak discharge of GLOF may overcome peak discharge of „classical“ hydrometeorologically-induced flood by several times, thus GLOFs represent significant hazardous process, especially in high mountain areas where glacier retreat leads to the formation and evolution of glacial lakes. Understanding to the spatiotemporal patterns of GLOFs occurrence is essential for more advanced GLOF risk management.
CzechGlobe participated at consultation workshop of SEACRIFOG project on EU-African cooperation in Zambia
As part of the H2020 SEACRIFOG Euro-African cooperation project (Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for FOod security and Greenhouse gas observations, https://www.seacrifog.eu/), we co-organized a consultation stakeholder workshop focusing on three main topics: (i) land use change implications for food security, (ii) greenhouse gas observations and climate change mitigation, (iii) capacity development.