CLIM-HYDROLAKE (Improving future projections of climate change induced hydrological responses by looking into the past: the Lake Prespa / Aliakmonas River case study in Greece) is a project that aims to improve projections of climate change impacts on hydrological responses of lakes and rivers in the SW Balkans, using a novel multi-proxy methodology combining hydro-climate modelling and palaeo-hydrological techniques. Research focusses on the wider Lake Prespa catchment, which forms a global biodiversity hotspot.


The four-year project was launched in October 2012. It is co-funded by the PEOPLE programme of the European Union through a Career Integration Grant (CIG; Framework Program 7, Grant 321979), which aims to support researchers to attain lasting professional integration in the European Research Area and to stimulate the transfer of knowledge to the host institute and beyond.


The project is hosted by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in Greece and collaborates closely with the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP), an internationally-renowned environmental NGO based in the Prespa Lake Basin.