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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2017-12-31

The software LOBO is capable to deal with the whole office administration of a bike courier service. At the moment (27/06/2017) the software is used by 17 clients in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Poland. In total, about 10,000 dispatches are performed via the system monthly. The aim of this project is to estimate the potential and effort of an implementation of a computer-aided decision support system in the daily dispatching. It is important to estimate operational savings by qualitatively better decisions, which should improve the market position of the software. The project deals with project analyses, data collection and the conception of such a decision support system. The project focusses on mat- and metaheuristic solution methods for the problem. Especially important is the processing and integration of dynamic changes.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-10-01 - 2019-10-31

The CCA project aims to (i) Take stock of all comprehensive climate change acts (national/federal and sub-national) in OECD countries and understand why they have been adopted/diffused from one country to another (Work Package/WP2); (ii) Analyse selected cases in depth (most likely at the national level) to better understand their governance rationale, and if possible also their relevance/potential in facilitating mitigation policies (WP3); (iii) Compare the case studies to unravel the factors determining the potential of CCAs to shape policy-making (WP4); (iv) Draw policy-relevant lessons from good practices and failures, e.g. with regard to improving the Austrian CCA adopted in 2011 (WPs 4 and 5). (v) To accomplish these four aims we will also develop a theory-based analytical frame that will guide the research related to the aims outlined above (WP1).
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-04-01 - 2019-03-31

The project estimates in six scenarios the impacts of climate change and silvicultural adaptation measures on the significant GHG balance of the Austrian forests and related wood products/fuels (incl. avoided emissions from substitute products/fuels) until 2150. In addition, an analysis of these impacts on the Austrian forest and wood industry sector (the biggest economic sector in Austria) will be carried out (e.g. quantity and quality of wood delivery, needed technical adaptations). The socio-economic part of the project will provide an analysis and proposals for modifying the po-litical, legal and societal framework conditions in Austria for forest management and wood product use towards a GHG-optimised use. The results of the project are basic for needed societal transformations and adaptations to reach the Paris Agreement targets of a balance between GHG emissions and removals post 2050 and will identify needed adaptation measures in the Austrian wood industry due to climate change impacts and silvicultural consequences in the Austrian forests.

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