Emersa


Project title: Experimental Methods for Ecosystems Services Assessment of Urban Lakes under Climate Changes (EMERSA)

Project number: PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-1300

Contract no.: 56PED/2017

Funding body: The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Budget: 596.500 RON

Period: 2017-2018

Coordinating institution: University of Bucharest, UB; Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, CCMESI

Partner: National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (INOE)

UB, CCMESI Team:

Cristian Ioan Ioja – Project Manager
Sorin Cheval – Researcher
Laurentiu Rozylowicz – Researcher
Mihai Razvan Nita – Researcher
Diana Andreea Onose – Researcher
Gabriel Ovidiu Vanau – Researcher
Constantina Alina Hossu – Researcher
Ionut Cosmin Sandric – Researcher
Denisa Lavinia Badiu – Researcher
Gabriela Osaci-Costache – Researcher
Odelin Talaba – Technician
Ana Maria Popa – Technician

INOE Team:

Elfrida Mihaela Carstea – INOE Responsible
Simona Andrei – Researcher
Luminita Marmureanu – Researcher
Dragos Valentin Ene – Researcher
Dan Savastru – Researcher
Ionela Simona Dontu – Researcher
Alexandru Dandocsi – Technician

Abstract:
Urban ecosystems services assessment is an important challenge for practitioners, due to the high complexity of relations between urban systems components, high vulnerability to climate change, and consequences in social-economical systems. Urban lakes represent a significant component in several Romanian cities (average 5% of total surface). Adequate urban management supports diverse benefits of urban lakes: clean water availability, mediation of waste, toxics and other nuisance, air quality and climate regulation, support for physical, intellectual or spiritual interactions. Due to underestimation of climate change and misfit urban planning decision, these benefits may be lost or changed into disservices. The aim of the project is to assess the potential changes in urban ecosystems services supplied by urban lakes under land use and climate change, considering the Smart Cities principles. Using innovative and traditional methods (e.g. spatial modeling, scenarios, LIDAR, fluorescence, sensors, remote sensing, expert opinion), the project experiments the evolution of ecosystems services of urban lakes under the pressure of urbanization and climate change. Considering three case studies, it will assess the actual level of main urban lakes` ecosystems services supplying: climate and air quality regulation, water self-treatment and cultural services. Considering these results, the multicriteria spatial models are proposed to validate and to generate an integrative overview of urban lakes` ecosystem services supply. Land-use and climate changes scenarios will prove the future evolution of urban lakes functions and will emphasize the direction to be targeted towards SMART territorial planning decisions.

Main Results

Articles

  • Popa C.L., Dontu S.I., Ioja C.I., Vanau G., Popa A., Moldoveanu A., Florescu D (2018) Water quality assessment of urban lakes, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment – draft
  • Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Onose D.A., Niță M.R., Popa A.M., Talabă O., Inostroza L (2018), Bundles of ecosystem services provided by urban lakes. A global perspective (work in progress) to be submitted to Global Environmental Change
  • Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Onose D.A., Niță M.R., Popa A.M., Talabă O., Inostroza L (2018), Ecosystem services from urban lakes in Romania. Synergies and trade-offs between multiple users, submitted to Ecosystem Services (under review)
  • Iojă I.C., Osaci-Costache G., Breuste J., Hossu C.A., Gradinaru S.R., Onose D.A., Nita M.R., Skokanova H. (2018) Integrating urban blue and green areas based on historical evidence. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 34, 217-225, 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.07.001
  • Popa C.L., Cârstea E.M., Vânău G., Moldoveanu M., Florescu L. (2017), Assessment of organic matter temporal variability in urban lakes, 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, Conference Proceedings, 17(31),59-66, 10.5593/SGEM2017/31/S12.008 (ISI indexed)
  • Cârstea E.M., Popa C.L., Dontu S., Savastru R., Savastru D. (2017), Spectral fingerprints of various aquatic systems, 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, Conference Proceedings, 17(31), 625-632, 10.5593/SGEM2017/31/S12.078 (ISI indexed)
  • Popa C.L., Cârstea E.M., Savastru D., Antohe S. (2017), Rapid evaluation of groundwater quality based on fluorescence ratios, Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series on Physics and Chemistry, (accepted for publication; publicație indexată BDI)

Conferences

  • Iojă C.I., Cârstea E., Talabă O., Hossu C.A., Cheval S., Șandric I., Vânau G., Niță M.R., Popa A.M. (2018), Assessment of ecosystems services generated by Morii Lake in Bucharest city, „Deltas and Wetlands” International Symposium, 16-20 May 2018, Tulcea, Romania
  • Popa A.M., Ioja I.C., Nita M.R., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., Sandric I.C., Cheval S. (2018), Possible use of NBS for thermal stress mitigation, 12th International Conference Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management ELSEDIMA, 17-19 May 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Hossu C.A., Ioja C.I., Onose D.A., Vanau G., Popa A.M., Odelin T. (2018), Synergies and trade-offs of ecosystem services provided by urban lakes, RegioResources 21-2018, Global megatrends and Landscape, 17-19 April 2018, Smolenice, Slovakia
  • Cheval S., Sandric I., Ioja C.I., Dumitrescu A., Onose D., Vanau G. (2018), The influence of urban lakes on the land surface temperature – a remote sensing assessment, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 8–13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria.
  • Ioja C.I., Carstea E., Hossu C.A., Cheval S., Sandric I., Vanau G., Nita M., Popa A.M., Talaba O. (2018) Ecosystems services generated by Morii Lake in Bucharest city, The International Conference Air and Water –  Components of the Environment, March 15-17, 2018 Sovata, Romania.
  • Cheval S., Croitoru A., Ioja C.I. (2018) Urban climate research and associated climate services in Romania, The International Conference Air and Water –  Components of the Environment, March 15-17 March 2018, Sovata, Romania.
  • Cheval S., Dumitrescu A., Adamescu M., Cazacu C. (2017), Observed climate change hotspots in the Carpathian region (1961-2010), Climate System of the Pannonian Basin (PannEx), 3rd Workshop, 20-22 March 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Iojă C.I., Cheval S., Vânău G., Șandric I., Onose D., Cârstea E. (2017), Climate regulation services by urban lakes in Bucharest city, European Geosciences UnionGeneral Assembly 2017, 23-28 April 2017, Viena, Austria
  • Onose D.A., Iojă C.I., Niță M.R., Vânău G.O. (2017), Provision of ecosystem services by urban lakes in Bucharest, ALTER-NET, International Conference Nature and Society: synergies, conflicts, trade-offs, 2-4 May, Ghent, Belgium
  • Iojă C.I.Niță M.R., Onose D.A.,Hossu C.A.,Nature-Based Solutions into Environmental Action Plans: Case Study Romania, Dresden Nexus Conference, 17-19 May 2017, Dresden, Germany
  • Hossu C.A., Iojă C.I., Niță M.R., Badiu D.L. (2017), Inter-ministerial consultation for wetlands management, „Deltas and Wetlands” International Symposium, 18-21 Mai 2017, Tulcea, Romania
  • Iojă C.I., Urban Lakes and their ecosystem services, Workshop Sustainability of environment and development in urban regions, July 2017, Salzburg, Austria
  • Cârstea E.M., Popa C.L., Dontu S., Savastru R., Savastru D. (2017), Spectral fingerprints of various aquatic systems, 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, 27 June – 3 July, 2017, Albena, Bulgaria
  • Popa C.L., Cârstea E.M., Vânău G., Moldoveanu M., Florescu L. (2017), Assessment of organic matter temporal variability in urban lakes, 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, 27 June – 3 July, 2017, Albena, Bulgaria
  • Sandric I., Cheval S., Onose D., Vanau G., Ioja C.I., Mapping urban heat island in Bucharest using satellite time series and low cost meteorological sensors, Spatial Statistics 2017: One World: One Health
  • Iojă C.I., Pătroescu M, Breuste J. (2017), Green and blue infrastructures do not always add to sustainability, International Workshop Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning, 6-9 July 2017, Bucharest, Romania
  • Mărmureanu L., Vasilescu J., Andrei S., Toanca F., Dandocsi A., Marin C. (2017), Planetary boundary layer height influence on ground base aerosol concentrations , European Aerosol Conference, 27 August – 1 September, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Popa C.L., Cârstea E.M., Levei E., Iojă C.I., Săvăstru R. (2017), Influencing factors in urban lake water quality monitoring, 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management ICEEM 09, 6-9 September, 2017, Bologna, Italia
  • Iojă C.I., Vânău G.O., Cârstea E.M., Gavrilidis A.A., Popa A.M., Talabă O. (2017), Between grey and blue – perceptions on ecosystem services of urban lakes, 20-21 September, Malmo, Suedia
  • Iojă C.I., Hossu C.A., Onose D.A., Vânău G.O., Niță M.R., Badiu D.L., Popa A.M., Talabă O. (2017), Evaluarea serviciilor ecosistemice culturale aferente Lacului Morii, București, “Geographical Sciences and Future of Earth“, 18-19 November, 2017, Bucharest, Romania
  • Vânău G.O., Onose D.A., Popa A.M., Talabă O., Iojă C.I. (2017), Evaluarea serviciilor ecosistemice de reglare a calitatii aerului aferente Lacului Morii, Bucuresti, “Geographical Sciences and Future of Earth“, 18-19 November, 2017, Bucharest, Romania
  • Vânău G.O., Cârstea E.M., Gavrilidis A.A., Popa A.M., Talabă O., Moldoveanu M., Florescu L., Iojă C.I., Evaluarea calității apei Lacului Morii, București, “Geographical Sciences and Future of Earth“, 18-19 November, 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Scientific reports

Phase 1 – Scientific Report 2017

Phase 2 – Scientific Report 2018

Final Phase  – Final Report