Universidad de Almería – Centro Andaluz para la Evaluación y Seguimiento del Cambio Global
Almeria University hosts more than 13,000 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs included in the 2010/2011 academic offerings. The 822 teachers and researchers are leading over 320 research projects, at a national level (Andalusian). As a result, there are nearly 450 indexed publications produced in 2010.
The Andalusian Center for Evaluation and Monitoring Global Change (CAESCG) was established in 2008 as a multidisciplinary research space, where the interaction of different professionals from the academic, business and environmental areas, can generate, design and coordinate, with the help of other centers and research institutes in the environment, the projects related to the 2nd axis of the Climate Action Plan, with regard to the identification, evaluation and monitoring of vulnerability and adaptability to global change of species, ecosystems and ecological processes in semiarid environments.
As an University Research Center attached to the University of Almería, it is part of the basic structure of UAL activity for scientific research, technological development and innovation (R+D+i) through quality research on a specific scientific area.
As part of the Global Network of Observatories Change of Andalusia, its main objectives are based on: research to generate scientific knowledge in the field of climate change and global change in order to assess the adaptation capacities of different species, ecosystems and ecological processes in semi-arid and arid environments. Science-based management and management transfer of scientific knowledge for improved decision-making interface. The contribution to the development of an Andalusian participation and dissemination strategy to encourage and enhance the involvement of citizens in mitigating and adapting to global change processes through information campaigns and outreach.