The Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 is a center of excellence created in 2013 with funding from the Priority Areas Program (Fondap) of Chile’s National Agency for Research and Development (Anid). It is the point of contact and collaboration for researchers from Universidad de Chile (sponsoring institution), Universidad de Concepción and Universidad Austral de Chile (associated institutions), along with others from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Valparaíso, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez and Universidad Diego Portales. Affiliated researchers also contribute to other academic institutions.
(CR)2 is a world-class interdisciplinary research center focused on improving the understanding of the Earth system and helping develop resilience in Chile. In 2018, (CR)2 started a second research phase, incorporating a long-term goal of becoming and remaining a major player in developing climate and resilience science and contributing to Chile’s goals of achieving low-carbon, sustainable development consistent with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Here is a summary of the most relevant science and outreach projects of (CR)2’s first five year research phase.