Background: Abstracts were submitted under 12 themes for oral presentation at the parallel sessions of the CIRCLE-2 Conference "Adaptation Frontiers: Conference on European Climate Adaptation Research and Practice" until the 9th of Decmber 2013.
The parallel sessions will be convened by CIRCLE-2 members together Joint Programme Initiatives and other European Networks associated with the conference themes.
The abstracts were evaluated and selected by the conference Scientific Committee.
The presenters of all accepted abstracts were contacted after the 13th of January 2014 and have to register mandatorily for the conference. Due to space limitations, the registration is only possible for the presenters of the accepted abstracts for oral presentation at the Adaptation Frontiers Conference.

Format: Abstracts for oral presentation were submitted in English and had a limit of 3 000 characters. Authors could submit a maximum of two abstracts for 12 themes:
Vulnerable sectors:
I. Agriculture and Forests
II. Coastal areas, marine biodiversity and fisheries
III. Terrestrial biodiversity, ecosystems and nature conservation
IV. Water resources and management
V. Health and Urban areas
VI. Economics, financial instruments and insurance
Crosscutting themes:
VII. Uncertainty and decision-making
VIII. Climate modeling, observations and scenarios: user needs for adaptation
IX. Adaptation strategies, adaptation monitoring, evaluation and indicators
X. Knowledge sharing and science-practice interactions
XI. Climate adaptation services
XII. Transition societal transformation, ethics, values and equity


Selection Criteria: The abstracts were reviewed by the conference Scientific Committee. There were two types of criteria:

Mandatory - the research that the paper reports about should be:

- Original
- Police- or practice-oriented
- Inter- or transdisciplinary
- European or Collaborative European research with non-European partners

Desirable - abstracts are required to:

- Consider transferability of results
- Address management of uncertainties
- Have transnational or crosscutting character (cross border regions/watersheds, twinning, across sectors and domains)
- Address stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange