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Regional research

A key pillar of APN's science agenda

Through the competitive Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP), we promote regional research that has potential to improve our understanding of global change and its implications while contributing to a sound scientific basis for policymaking in areas affected by global change. Under this pillar, APN supports collaborative research that contributes to the evolving science-policy arena, including the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, IPCC, IPBES, post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN Decade of Ocean Science as well as ongoing and new global change and sustainability research programmes.

Examples of CRRP activities fall under the following categories:

  1. Collaborative research on global change and sustainability that, particularly, addresses gaps, analysis, synthesis and assessment.
  2. Collaborative research that develops pathways and mechanisms to achieve progress towards global change and sustainable development and develop adaptation strategies.
  3. Collaborative place-based integrative research particularly from developing countries.
  4. Collaborative research that is co-designed with stakeholders (non-academic) and has actionable outcomes.

Latest regional research projects

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Project • CRRP2021-12MY-Paudyal

Seasonal influence on transboundary mercury transport over the Himalayas: Implications for society and potential health risk

Photo by Bill Ringer on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-13MY-Opdyke

Advancing local flood decision-making for disaster risk reduction

Photo by MetsikGarden on Pixabay

Project • CRRP2021-07MY-Dorji

Development of smart greenhouse (SGH) for temperate and alpine regions to enhance agriculture farming for future food sustainability

Credit: Evangelos Alevizos (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
Credit: Evangelos Alevizos (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Project • CRRP2021-08MY-Zhao

Impacts of river plume fronts on the distribution and the fate of plastic debris based on high-resolution observations and implications for waste recovery

Photo by Zak on Pixabay

Project • CRRP2021-09MY-Rashid

Transboundary microplastics contaminations in fish and aquatic food chain along Brahmaputra river

Photo by Samuel Toh on Unsplash
Photo by Samuel Toh on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-01MY-Wee

Development of environmental DNA reference database for coastal resource management of Southeast Asian mangroves

Project • CRRP2021-02MY-Latif

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality of the Monsoon Asia region: Crosscountry assessment and facilitating policy

Photo by Hari Gaddigopula on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-10MY-Poudel

Assessing the profitability of climate-smart agriculture in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin

Project • CRRP2021-04MY-Paudel

Enhancing ecosystem-based adaptation to disaster risk reduction in the Himalayan river basin: Integrating traditional and local knowledge in disaster management plan in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Photo by Dennis Jarvis/Wikimedia Commons

Project • CRRP2021-11MY-P.Kayastha

Floating Treatment Wetland System (FTWS) – Sustainable green technology to remediate polluted surface water bodies in the COVID-19 era

Project • CRRP2021-05MY-Ahmad Kamil

The assessment of management strategies in marine protected areas of Southeast Asia for balanced biophysical and socioeconomic benefits with the application of an agent-based model

Photo by Sheik Althaf on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-06MY-Jegatheesan

Integrated assessment of existing practices and development of pathways for the effective integration of nature-based water treatment in urban areas in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Vietnam

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Photo by Covenant Media/Flickr

Project • CRRP2021-12MY-Paudyal

Seasonal influence on transboundary mercury transport over the Himalayas: Implications for society and potential health risk

Photo by Bill Ringer on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-13MY-Opdyke

Advancing local flood decision-making for disaster risk reduction

Photo by MetsikGarden on Pixabay

Project • CRRP2021-07MY-Dorji

Development of smart greenhouse (SGH) for temperate and alpine regions to enhance agriculture farming for future food sustainability

Credit: Evangelos Alevizos (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
Credit: Evangelos Alevizos (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Project • CRRP2021-08MY-Zhao

Impacts of river plume fronts on the distribution and the fate of plastic debris based on high-resolution observations and implications for waste recovery

Photo by Zak on Pixabay

Project • CRRP2021-09MY-Rashid

Transboundary microplastics contaminations in fish and aquatic food chain along Brahmaputra river

Photo by Samuel Toh on Unsplash
Photo by Samuel Toh on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-01MY-Wee

Development of environmental DNA reference database for coastal resource management of Southeast Asian mangroves

Project • CRRP2021-02MY-Latif

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality of the Monsoon Asia region: Crosscountry assessment and facilitating policy

Photo by Hari Gaddigopula on Unsplash

Project • CRRP2021-10MY-Poudel

Assessing the profitability of climate-smart agriculture in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin

Project • CRRP2021-04MY-Paudel

Enhancing ecosystem-based adaptation to disaster risk reduction in the Himalayan river basin: Integrating traditional and local knowledge in disaster management plan in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Photo by Dennis Jarvis/Wikimedia Commons

Project • CRRP2021-11MY-P.Kayastha

Floating Treatment Wetland System (FTWS) – Sustainable green technology to remediate polluted surface water bodies in the COVID-19 era