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Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study

Acronym: MAIRS

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MAIRS is a new international research organization implemented by START, the START TEA-RC and Chinese donors. It collaborates with the Earth System Science Partnership Programmes IHDP, IGBP, WCRP and DIVERSITAS. Different from other monsoon research projects, MAIRS will not address the monsoon climate itself, but focus on human monsoon system interaction. It attempts to understand to what extent human activities modulate the Asia monsoon climate and how the changed monsoon climate will impact the social and economic development of Asia further. MAIRS will also study to what extent societies can adapt to such impacts or mitigate them through regulating policies, law and institutions in order to achieve sustainable development.