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Catalan Office for Climate Change

The Catalan Office for Climate Change (OCCC) is the technical instrument of the Catalan Government to promote and coordinate mitigation plans and climate change strategies in Catalonia based on European commitments. In addition, it contributes to the accomplishment of the Kyoto Protocol objectives in Spain.

Recently, OCCC has developed the Catalan Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation (ESCACC 2013-2020).

In MEDACC, OCCC will coordinate the project development and partner contributions. It will undertake, the institutional relationships, the stakeholder links and the impact of project results in the Catalan environmental policies.


Salvador Samitier i Martí

Head of the Catalan Office for Climate Change Email

Gabriel Borràs Calvo

Head of the OCCC Adaptation Area Email

Gemma Cantos Font

Technician of the OCCC Adaptation Area Email

Victoria de la Parte Hueso

Technician of the administrative staff of the Territory and Sustainability Department Email


CREAF is a 25 year public research institution, focused on terrestrial ecology. CREAF’s main objective is to generate knowledge and create new methodological tools in the field of terrestrial ecology, with special emphasis on forest ecology, in order to improve environmental planning and management in rural and urban areas. A research line on Water and Global Change was created in 2008.

In MEDACC, CREAF will coordinate the project technically, with a special focus on climate change vulnerability assessments in selected watersheds, the compilation of adaptive measures already applied, the definition of new adaptation measures and the implementation of forest pilot actions.


Javier Retana

PhD in Biology. He is Ecology Professor and researcher at CREAF. Since 2005, he is the director of CREAF Email

Eduard Pla

Environmental scientist, PhD in Ecology and CREAF researcher. Email

Diana Pascual

Forest engineer and CREAF researcher. Email

Anabel Sánchez

Biologist and CREAF researcher Email

Pyrenean Ecology Institute

Pyrenean Ecology Institute is a research center which belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in the Natural Resources Area. IPE’s main aim is to improve the understanding of terrestrial ecosystem functioning and structure. In addition, IPE’s research focuses on ecosystems changes due to global change (including climate variability and human activities). IPE generates scientific basis for ecosystem conservation and management.

In MEDACC, IPE researchers will be involved in hydro-climatic modelling of selected watersheds and will coordinate the project database creation and platform integration.


Sergio Vicente Serrano

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología IPE-CSIC. Tenure scientist Email

Juan Ignacio López Moreno

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología IPE-CSIC. Tenure scientist Email

Teodoro Lasanta Martínez

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología IPE-CSIC. Research professor Email

Javier Zabalza Martínez

nstituto Pirenaico de Ecología - CSIC. Technician Email


IRTA is a research institute owned by the Government of Catalonia adscribed to the Department of Agriculture.

IRTA's purpose is to contribute to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of agriculture, food and aquaculture sectors, the supply of healthy and quality foods for consumers and, generally, improving the welfare of the population.

The Ecophysiology group of the Environmental Horticulture Program will be directly involved in MEDACC. It will contribute through their experience and knowledge on agricultural systems and will coordinate the pilot actions.


Robert Savé

Researcher and head of the Environmental Horticulture Program Email