The Pyrenean Observatory of Climate Change (OPCC) and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, curret Presidency of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP), invite you to the 2º International Colloquium on Climate Change in mountain areas, PYRADAPT 2017, scheduled for November 7th and 8th  2017 at Le Bellevue Congress Center of Biarritz.

The Colloquium will be live streamed, in English version, through internet in this link:

This colloquium aims to be a moment of meeting and exchange of knowledge between the scientific community and various technical entities (public research institutes, universities, technical agencies, associations and government technical bodies) to update the bases of Knowledge on impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change on mountain areas in order to enhance climate change adaptation in the Pyrenees.

The PYRADAPT 2017 Colloquium has been endorsed by the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that will be held in Bonn from the 6th to the 17th November.

This 2ºInternational colloquium aims to build on the 1st Colloquium on Climate Change in mountain areas hold in Pamplona in November 2013. The presentations and conclusions of the first International Colloquium are available on the website: http: //

The conclusions of PYRADAPT 2017 Colloquium will be presented during the Plenary Council of the Working Community of the Pyrenees that will take place on the 9th November 2017 at the same venue, Le Bellevue Congress Center of Biarritz. Participants are invited to attend this event, in which the main lines of the CTP’s Pyrenean strategy will also be presented. Although registration to the plenary is free, we ask you to confirm your attendance through the plenary council website, or directly through the registration form.

The conclusions of the Colloquium will also be published and they will feed a report on the state of the art of knowledge of  climate change impacts and vulnerabilities in the Pyrenees, which will be presented at the 7 sectoral workshops foreseen by the OPCC .



During the Colloquium there will be available a simultaneous translation service  from Spanish to French and from French to Spanish.

The organization of the Colloquium will offer to participants an organic and local products catering to participants.


The registration is free but the reservation through the online form is required.

Online registration PYRADAPT 2017

Please do not write back to the authomatic email, write to the organization through the following email:

Selection Committee members

The Selection Committee of the Colloquium PYRADAPT is in charge of the evaluation of the 36 summaries received during the call for communications carried out in June 2017.

It is composed by a representative of each territory of the CTP and by a representative of each partner of the OPCC2 project:

The selection criteria have been the following ones:

  • Relevance: coherence of the communication with the colloquium topics and the OPCC strategy.
  • Transferability: it will be positively considered the communications dealing with impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change transversally.
  • Geographical context: territorial coverage of communication. Works with broad-scale geographical study area will be positively considered.
  • Cross-border cooperation: communications dealing with cooperation between more than one territory will be positively considered.
  • Transferability: works whose results are transferable and useful to socio-economic sectors, social agents and regional governments will be positively valued.

In addition to these selection criteria, the jury will ensure a balance of representativeness concerning  topics, territories and gender of the speakers.

Venue and practical information

Venue PYRADAPT 2017

Le Bellevue Congress Centre Biarritz: 3 Place Bellevue, 64200 Biarritz, Francia

How to reach the site

By plane:

Biarritz airport is located at 17 km from Le Bellevue Congress Centre. There is a public bus connecting the airport and the city centre every 30 minutes.

By train:

The train station is located at 15 km from Le Bellevue Congress Centre. There is a public bus connecting the train station and the city centre every 15 minutes.

By bus:

The bus company connecting the airport and the train station with the city centre is CHRONOPLUS :

  • Line 14 : airport⇔city centre of Biarritz
  • Line 8 : Biarritz train station⇔city centre of Biarritz
  • Line 10 : Biarritz train station⇔city centre of Biarritz

By bycicle:

This is the most sustainable option. We show you two websites with information about interurban cycle paths:

You can also bring your bycicly by train. In this website the SNCF provide all information about it:

By car:

If you have no other option and you drive a car, then you might share your trip with some more passagers to reduce the emissions.

The nearest parking to Le Bellevue Congress Centre is: Indigo Bellevue


Who organizes

The Pyrenean Observatory of Climate Change, OPCC, aims to monitor and to better understand climate change impacts and vulnerabilities in the Pyrenees to assist the territory in the adaptation process. Its aim is to be the reference knowledge platform on climate change adaptation in mountain areas.

The OPCC is a cross-border initiative of territorial cooperation on climate change of the Pyrenees Working Community (CTP), launched in 2010 under the Midi-Pyrenees presidency. The CTP members, and therefore partners of the OPCC, are the Principality of Andorra and the French regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie and the Spanish Regions of Aragón, Catalunya, Euskadi and Navarra.

The CTP is the leader of the OPCC2 project and has six strategic partners on both sides of the border, who lead the following working areas:

  • University of Zaragoza, climatology (CLIMPY project);
  • The Pyrenean Institute of Ecology of the CSIC, peatland ecosystems and high mountain lakes (REPLIM project);
  • Forespir, forests (REPLIM project);
  • The Botanical Conservatory of the Pyrenees, flora (FLORAPYR project);
  • The experimental station Aula Dei of the CSIC centre together with the Geological and Mining Research Agency (BRGM) the thematic axis of water resources.

The OPCC2, CLIMPY, REPLIM, CANOPEE and FLORAPYR projects are 65% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg programme V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020).

The 2nd international colloquium on climate change in mountain areas is organized under the OPCC2 project.

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