Climate Services at work - ERA4CS Projects exchange and networking lab


EASME Horizon 2020 - JPI Climate ERA4CS project networking event 30 November 2017, Brussels

Climate services at work

Projects exchange and networking lab

EASME Horizon 2020 – JPI Climate ERA4CS project networking event

30 November 2017, Brussels


Through climate services, the best (climate) science serves the need of a wide range of users -

from public authorities to business to citizens - to factor in the climate signal in their decisions, in

order to minimize risks and seize possible opportunities. That is why the use of climate services

can play a crucial role in the transition to a low carbon economy and to a more informed, resilient

society, and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. User-driven climate services

and the emergence of a related market are therefore a key research and innovation priority

identified by the EU and supported through a number of funding programmes and initiatives.

This vision, which has been pinpointed in the European research and innovation roadmap

for climate services, is being turned into action also through a new wave of project activities

- recently started or in the pipeline to kick-off – which promise to deliver added value to the

decision-making and planning processes they address.

The objective of Climate Services Week 2017, organized by Executive Agency for SMEs

(EASME) in cooperation with JPI-Climate ERA4CS are: to bring together partners in climate

services projects (mainly from Horizon 2020 and JPI-Climate ERA4CS); to facilitate exchange

and discussions on topics of mutual interest; to enable the individual projects to position

themselves and identify synergies and cooperation opportunities with other projects; to allow

(perspective) users and stakeholders to get a snapshot of what is going on in the field; to help

identify activities and means to maximize the projects' impact and outreach and to contribute

towards increased coordination, complementarity and visibility of project activities.



























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Duration (October 2017 –September 2020

(36 months) /

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

What is the project about?

The AquaClew mission is to provide high quality and high resolution data for inclusion in climate

services to support water management and collaborative research through cooperative work and

new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools. Thus

the project has a strong focus on open science and open innovation. AQUACLEW will create a

cross-sectoral user community for water information in climate services starting with the 36

committed users in the project. This group will be extended within the project creating a base for

sustainable user demand of climate information in a network of related users.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Model selection, user interaction, expert elicitation

About you and your interest

Christiana Photiadou

Uncertainty/confidence analysis for climate change inpact studies,

seasosnal forecasts for climate services and decision support tools

About the project consortium

SMHI (Sweden) Coordinator

BOKU (Austria)

GEUS (Denmark)

IRSTEA (France)

TUDO (Germany)

UIBK (Austria)

UCO (Spain)

UCR (Spain)

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CIREG – Climate Information

for Renewable Electricity


Duration (1/2018–12/2020(36 months)

Website/social media, (not yet launched)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Only 14% of the households in rural Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have access to electricity and

decisions in the energy sector taken today will have large long-term impacts on future

developments, greenhouse gas emissions and energy prices. The CIREG project aims to

support African countries in leapfrogging on new technologies and to increase the share of

renewable sources in the total energy mix and is thus addressing mitigation.

Model-based support for decision-makers in the energy sector will be elaborated by

establishing and providing necessary climate services covering all spatio-temporal scales

from short-term to scenario projections and from local to transboundary and large river

basin scales. The water-energy-food-climate nexus will be considered, because decision

taken in the energy sector will inevitably have a feedback on water supply and food


5 key words to be “googled”

Renewable electricity generation

Sustainable and decentralised electrification of rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Water-energy-food-climate nexus

Climate change and variability impacts on electricity generation

About you and your interest

Stefan Liersch

I am looking forward to meet people working on related topics (renewable

electricity generation) and/or people who are working in developing

countries, particularly in Africa.

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About the project consortium

The CIREG consortium comprises partners from established institutes from four European

countries who perfectly complement each other.

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is coordinating the project. Social

sciences are addressed by the Center for Development Research (ZEF, Uni Bonn) and the

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Environmental sciences are covered by PIK, the Free

University of Brussels (VUB), SEI, the Danish Technical University and WASCAL. The latter is

the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land use, the

partner for local networking and co-development with end-users. A medium-scale businessand

application-oriented enterprise will be subcontracted to implement a rural

electrification demonstrator case study. Most of the institutes have an inter- or

transdisciplinary research programme on their agenda. The gender balance of the

consortium team is well balanced. The consortium as a whole is well suited to tackle and

accomplish the transdisciplinary and application-oriented research activities, tasks, and

challenges proposed by the CIREG project.

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September 2017 – September 2020

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Urban citizens continually make a multitude of decisions related to climate-related risks and

their impacts e.g. extreme temperatures and precipitation, flooding, water and air pollution,

damaged infrastructure that are most often made without clear knowledge of locally specific

conditions. With new technologies such as citizen sensing, there is an emerging opportunity

for citizens to engage with and enhance urban resilience, both as providers of locally situated

data and as receivers of specific information on local conditions and how to best respond to

emerging situations.

CitiSense aims to develop a Participatory Risk Management System that incorporates placespecific

information, links to existing guidelines on urban climate risk management and

adaptation, and functions as an integrative platform for citizens and relevant organizations at

different scales. We will analyse if, how and to what extent the System has potential to

increase preparedness and appropriate responses by citizens and authorities in different

European and climate contexts – within the cities of Porto, Rotterdam, Trondheim and


JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017

5 key words to be “googled”

urban resilience, climate services, participatory risk management, citizen science

About you and your interest

Tina-Simone Neset, CitiSense LPI

Associate Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change; Centre

for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, Sweden

Main interest in this networking and kick-off event:

Knowledge about other projects and networks, identifying synergies, co-ordinating pilots.

General information regarding ERA4CS, guidelines, upcoming events, etc.

About the project consortium

Lead Partner - Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental

Change, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Sweden

Assoc. Prof. Tina-Simone Neset, Prof. Lotta Andersson, Assoc. Prof. Julie Wilk, Assoc.Prof.

Jacob Wikner, Carlo Navarra, Assoc. Prof. Sirkku Juhola

Project Management, Communication and Synthesis, co-leading the work package on Pilot

Study Setup, Participatory Processes, and Evaluation as well as the work package on sensor

development. Responsible for the Norrköping Pilot.

University of Porto, The Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment (CITTA) ,


Prof. Sara Santos Cruz, Prof. Paulo Cenceicao, Prof. Ana Monteiro, Prof. Paulo Pinho

Co-leading the work package on Pilot study setup, Participatory Process and Evaluation.

Responsible for the Porto Pilot.

Norwegian Institute for Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Prof. Jan Ketil Rød, Dr.Tomasz Opach, Radmil Popovic

Co-leading the workpackage on Interactive Applications and Databases as well as the coleading

the work package on Sensor Development. Responsible for the Trondheim Pilot.

Deltares , Netherlands

Micheline Hounjet, Almar Joling

Co-leading the work package on Interactive Applications and Databases. Responsible for the

Rotterdam Pilot.

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CLIM2POWER - Translating climate

data into power plants operational guidance

Duration - Sep/2017 –Aug/2020 (36 months)

Website/social media - not available yet

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

CLIM2POWER will create a bridge between complex scientific model-based knowledge

and targeted usable information for end-users by developing a web-based Climate Service

addressing, at a seasonal timescale, how climate impacts hydro, wind and solar power

operation, electricity demand and the whole power system



& trading


Water &


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of online

public webservice



operators &




5 key words to be “googled”

Climate services; management of power portfolio; seasonal climate forecasts; hydro, PV

and wind availability; climate impacts on power production

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About you and your interest

Sofia Simoes

CLIM2POWER is looking for synergies into other projects working

with the power sector and energy use and/or seasonal climate


We are interested in exchanging ideas on interfaces for web

applications and how to make very large data sets user-friendly.

About the project consortium

The CLIM2POWER consortium combines 12 partners balancing different skills and

perspectives as follows:

• NOVA - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT, PT: Project Coordination

and Portuguese case study: Douro river basin, wind and solar power resources and

whole power system. Leads WP7 Project management & scientific coordination;

• FC.ID - Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, PT: Integrate longterm

climate projections module;

• DWD - Deutscher Wetterdienst, DE: Leader of WP2 Climate Data, seasonal climate


• BOKU-DSS - Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, University of Natural

Resources and Life Sciences, AT: German-Austrian case study: Germany-Austria: the

Danube river basin, wind and solar power resources and the German-Austrian market


• BOKU-IWHW - Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering,

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT: Hydrological modelling of the

Danube river basin and Leader of WP3 - Renewable energy and demand simulation;

• ARMINES Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées de Mines ParisTech, FR: European and

French case studies (wind and solar power resources and the whole power system).

Leader of WP4 - Impacts on power production portfolio;

• ARMINES Centre Observation, Impacts, Energie de MINES ParisTech, FR: Development of

the web service application;

• UCC - Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), Environmental Research

Institute, University College Cork, IE: Leaders of WP1 - End-user requirements and of

WP6 - Communication, end-user engagement & exploitation;

• LTU - Energy Science division, Luleå University of Technology, SE: Swedish case study:

Lule älv river basin, wind and solar power resources and whole power system

• ACTeon, FR: Leader of WP5 - Co-development of Climate Service prototype with endusers

and support French case-study;

• EDP-Energias de Portugal, PT: Co-development of the climate service as end-user

• Wien Energie, AT: Co-development of the climate service as end-user

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(Translating climate service into personalized adaptation

strategies to cope with thermal climate stress)

Duration: 36 months (September 2017 – August 2020)


A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Extreme weather events such as heat waves and cold spells are major health challenges.

The impacts of heat and cold stress are dependent not only on climate factors, but also on

individual thermoregulation capacity, metabolic heat production, and clothing. The overall

aim of this project is to develop an advanced mobile phone App that integrates weather

forecast data into human heat balance models and individual user characteristics. The App

will predict thermophysiological responses, to provide timely recommendations for

individuals and public and private sectors, to support decision-making for adaptation

strategies, to improve thermal resilience, health and productivity when facing thermal

climate challenges.

Human heat balance models

and heat indices


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5 key words to be “googled”

Thermal climate, heat and cold stress, thermophysiology and heat balance, personalized

mobile phone App, adaptation strategies

About you and your interest

Chuansi Gao, PhD, Associate professor, Lund Universtiy, Sweden

Coordinator of ClimApp project (

Main research interest: human thermal climate interactions, climate change and health,

heat and cold stress, thermal comfort, thermophysiology, adaptation strategies to alleviate

thermal stress in the context of climate change.

About the project consortium

The competence of the consortium is of multidisciplinary nature covering the expertise in

interrelated areas of seven organizations in four countries and engagement of nine

stakeholders and end users from public and private sectors in seven countries across Europe.

Organization Country Role

Lund University (LU) Sweden Coordinator (Lead PI)

FritzdorfSport Sweden Subcontractor, expert in smartphone

hydration App development

University of Copenhagen (KU) Denmark PI

Technical University of Denmark Denmark PI


VU University in Amsterdam (VU) The



Regional Public Health Services

Gelderland-Midden (VGGM)



Subcontractor, expert in public health


MeteoSwiss Switzerland Climate service provider, non-budget


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September 2017 – August 2020 (36 months)

Twitter: @cicero_klima

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Across the world, businesses’ operations are increasingly affected by extreme weather events or

slow changes in temperature and sea levels. The financial impacts can be far-reaching.

Yet investors currently lack tools to assess how physical changes could affect their assets in

specific sectors or locations.

How can investors better secure the value of their portfolio against climate risk?

Which climate risks requite immediate attention from investors?

What scientific information is available to support financial decisions?

The ClimINVEST project brings scientists and investors together to develop tailored tools for

assessing the financial risk caused by physical climate change, while also identifying climateresilient

investment opportunities.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Climate risk; investment & climate; extreme events; flooding risk; green finance

About you and your interest

Christa Clapp (project lead) & Elisabeth Lannoo

(stakeholder engagement & communication)

Our interest is making connections with other projects working on physical climate risk

information for decision makers.

About the project consortium

The international, scientific consortium behind the ClimINVEST project is specialized in

assessing climate impacts and developing tailored climate services and tools. Led by the

Norwegian centre CICERO Climate Finance, the project team includes Wageningen

Environmental Research (Alterra) and Climate Adaptation Services from the

Netherlands, as well as the French Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), Météo France

and Weathernews Inc.

The project builds on an established group of institutional investors represented on the

Advisory Board of CICERO Climate Finance (,

including Norges Bank Investment Management, Andre AP-fonden, Storebrand,

BlackRock, the World Bank Treasury, SEB, DNB, Finance Norway. ClimINVEST will

expand this group with other relevant investors from France and The Netherlands.

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in prep.)

Duration (10/2017 –09/2020 (36 months) (in prep.)/ #CLISWELN

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

The water-energy-land nexus serves as a lens to provide coherent climate change

adaptation advice through a range of SDGs and avoid trade-offs, such as potentially

increased emissions. Our aim is to advance the provision of Climate Services for droughtrelated

decision-making, by using this nexus. The case studies focus on conflicting water

uses in cities, regions and river basins with drought-related vulnerabilities.

5 key words to be “googled”

Co-benefits, climate Services, nexus, droughts, land use change.

About you and your interest

Roger Cremades

I wish to couple our nexus modelling approaches with other sectorial climate models.

About the project consortium

The following project partners focus on climate impact and nexus modelling in the following

sectors (and case studies). Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Institute for

Sustainable Economic Development: agriculture (Seewinkel, Burgenland, Austria). Institutul

Naţional de Cercetare-Dezvoltare în Silvicultură (INCDS): forest and cities (Tărlung river and

city of Braçov, Romania). Centro de Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales

(CREAF): water (Marina Baixa County, Spain). Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS):

water and cities (Marina Baixa County, Spain).

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Co-development of place-based


Services for action

36 months (October 2017 – September 2020)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Imagine scientists, with her and his, butterfly net. Yet these are not butterflies she and he

are after. They are (gracefully) hunting down climate-centred narratives – as elusive and

beautiful as the rarest of butterflies. And no, he and she will NOT pin them down. They will

look at them as they deploy, live, change, and exist. By observing these, with the help of an

international interdisciplinary team, they will identify the fabric of local communities’

weatherworlds. And from these weatherworlds they will infer the needs for climate

services – current and future. This is what CoCliServ is about.

CoCliServ explores novel ways to transform climate science into action-oriented placebased

climate services to engage, enable and empower local communities, knowledge

brokers and scientists to act locally. It seeks to identify future information needs and the

nature of the climate science needed to address the local communities’ concerns,

aspirations and goals in view of climate variability and climate change. Its approach is

grounded into narratives, vision-based scenarios, local community leadership, that will all

be mobilized to enable the identification of current AND future knowledge needs. The

project will experiment with art–science–policy integration in the case studies. CoCliServ

takes systematic critical reflection on knowledge quality as the central activity in interfacing

climate science and local governance.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Co-constructed climate services


Community-centred science

Knowledge quality assessment

Art-and-science integration.

About you and your interest

Jean-Paul Vanderlinden

In these exciting times, as critical decision will have to be made, my

interest lies into contributing to citizen led and centered climate

services developement. Within ERA4CS I hope to meet like minded

persons in order to foster the emerging communtiy of climate

service concerned social scientists.

About the project consortium

UVSQ-CEARC (France):

WP leader for WP4 (representations) and WP6 (coordination and dissemination)

Site leader for Brest and the Golfe du Morbihan in France

UniHB (Germany):

WP leader for WP1 (Narratives of change)

Site leader for communities along the Wadden Sea in Germany

Copernicus-UU (Netherlands):

WP leader for WP2 (Scenario design & development)

Site leader for Dordrecht and surrounding area in the Netherlands

HZG (Germany):

WP leader for WP3 (Local climate information in context)

UiB SVT (Norway):

WP leader for WP5 (Knowledge quality assessment)

Site leader for Bergen in Norway

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CNRS/LSCE (France):

Climate projection downscaling, climate service development

ULB/IGEAT (Belgium):

Map-based visualisation, participatory mapping, database management, database georeferencing

IASB-BIRA (Belgium):

Coordination of atmospheric data management, data policy, user requirements, quality


Theatre du Grain (France):

Artistic representations

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November 2017 – October 2020 (36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Supporting risk assessment and adaptation at multiple spatial scales: Co-development

of methods to utilize uncertain multi-model based information on freshwater-related

hazards of climate change

Expected products

1) Handbook on PUNI (Providing and Utilizing eNsemble Information) methods

2) Web portal at UNESCO’s International Centre for Water Resources and Global

Change with suitably processed global-scale multi-model ensembles of

hydrological variables and related products (maximum spatial resolution 0.5°)

5 key words to be “googled”

Climate change hazards

Climate change adaptation

Global hydrological models


Bayesian Network modeling

About you and your interest

Petra Döll

Communication and utilization of uncertain quantitative data

Co-development with end-users

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About the project consortium


Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany (PI Petra Döll)

Co-development, stakeholder participation and transdisciplinary research methods


Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), France (PI Jan Polcher)

University of Le Mans (UM), France (PI Yamna Djellouli)

Quantis, Germany (PI: Michael Spielmann)

Global hydrological modelling



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (PI Dieter Gerten)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria (PI Yoshihide Wada)


Knowledge dissemination: International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change,

Germany (PI: Siegfried Demuth)

Software engineering: Kisters AG, Germany (PI: Michael Natschke)

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Co-development of CLimate services for adaptation to changing Marine

Ecosystems (CoCliME)

15th September 2017 – 14th September 2020

Twitter: #CoCliME

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

The CoCliME project will co-develop and co-produce bespoke, proof-of-concepts or

prototype marine ecosystem climate services and a transferable framework for climate

services development, to support informed decision making relevant to climate changerelated

ecological and socio-economic impacts across six European coastal areas (Atlantic,

Baltic, Black, Mediterranean, North and Norwegian Seas case studies).

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5 key words to be “googled”

Marine ecosystem; biotoxins; pathogens; blooms; coastal zone management.

About you and your interest

Dr Eleanor O’Rourke, Oceanographic Services Manager, Marine Institute, CoCliME


This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the other ERA4CS funded projects to

identify potential for cooperation, collaboration, and to maximise impact across the


About the project consortium

CoCliME consortium brings together a transdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists,

decision makers, and users of climate services that will dynamically interact to identify

common and priority climate change-related vulnerabilities and solutions in six European

coastal areas (Atlantic, Baltic, Black, Mediterranean, North and Norwegian Seas case studies).

Project partners

Partner name Short name Country

Marine Institute MI Ireland

Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station DOMMRS Ireland

Institut Francais de recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER France

University of Nantes UNantes France

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie UPMC France

Alfred Wegener Institut AWI Germany

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - CICERO Norway


Institute of Marine Research IMR Norway

National Institute for Marine Research and Development NIMRD Romania

“Grigore Antipa”

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas CSIC Spain

Stockholm Environment Institute SEI Sweden

Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute SMHI Sweden

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Consortium roles and responsibilities

Co-developers and end users

Case study Impact area Co-developers End Users

Atlantic (IE)



industry and

national policy


BIM, Bord Iascaigh

Mhara/Irish Sea Fisheries


Marine Harvest

Cartron Point Shellfish

Woodstown Bay Shellfish

Atlantic (FR)






DIRM (Direction Interrégionale

de la Mer Nord-


Coordination REPHY

Comité Régional de la

Conchyliculture (Regional

shellfish producers

association, Southern


Baltic (DE, SE) Water quality Swedish Agency for Marine

and Water Management

National Knowledge Centre

for Climate Adaptation

BUND, Friends of the Earth


WWF Sweden (verbal)

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Black Sea (RO)



Constanta Public Health

Commission on the

Protection of the Black Sea

Against Pollution

Maritime Hydrographic


Romanian Riviera - Danube

Delta Tourism Promotion


SC Maricultura SRL

National Agency for Fisheries

and Aquaculture

Romanian National Authority

for Tourism


(ES, FR)

Health of

coastal users

Public Health Agency of


GRD, General Research


GDFFMA, General Directorate

of Fisheries, Food and

Maritime Affairs of Catalonia

Water Agency of Catalonia


(ES, FR)



International Agreement


Chamber of Commerce and

Industry (Observatoire

Sirius CCI Côte d’Azur)

Ecology, Urban Planning

and Mobility Area of

Barcelona City Hall

Poison Control Centre and

Regional Health Agency

Departmental Council of the


Air Quality Platform of


North Sea (DE,




water quality


Swedish Agency for Marine

and Water Management

National Food Agency,


Swedish shellfish producers

organisation (verbal)

Association of Danish Mussel


BUND, Friends of the Earth


Wadden Sea Board

Norwegian Sea




NSF, Norwegian Seafood


Norwegian Directorate of

Fisheries (verbal)

Norwegian Food Safety

Authority (verbal)

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Duration: Sep. 2017 – Sep. 2020 (36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

What is the project about?

Sand and dust storms (SDS) are an important threat to life, health, property, environment

and economy in many countries, and play a significant role in different aspects of weather,

climate and atmospheric chemistry. There is an increasing need for SDS accurate

information and predictions to support early warning systems, and preparedness and

mitigation plans. This is one of the main objectives of the WMO Sand and Dust Storm

Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) programme.

The "Dust Storms Assessment for the development of user-oriented Climate services in

Northern Africa, the Middle East and Europe" (DustClim) will make a major step forward

in the way SDS affects society by producing and delivering an advanced dust regional

model reanalysis for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe covering the satellite era of

quantitative aerosol information, and by developing dust-related services tailored to

specific socio-economic sectors.

The novelties of the DustClim reanalysis include its unprecedented high-resolution, the

assimilation of satellite products over dust source regions with specific dust observational

constraints, and a thorough evaluation using a wide variety of observations and data from

experimental campaigns. There is currently a very limited integration of dust information

into practice and policy. In this context, DustClim will not only provide reliable information

on SDS trends and current conditions but will also develop dust impact assessment pilot

studies for three key economic sectors (air quality, aviation and solar energy). Since the

beginning of the project, there will be a continuous exchange between the scientific teams

and the main user communities. This collaboration is fundamental for better defining the

dust parameters to be investigated and to design and optimise the future provision of dust

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5 key words to be “googled”

Dust, reanalysis, end-user products, aviation, solar energy, air quality

About you and your interest

Your name

Dr Sara Basart (Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona,


Your main interest in this networking and kick-off event

To contact climate services experts from other projects to incorporate previous

experiences to DustClim in the design and visualisation of new user-oriented dust

products as well as in the strategies to engage new user communities.


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About the project consortium

The DustClim research activities are designed to make available scientifically sound

information on the environmental, social, and economic risks and impacts of atmospheric

dust. Understanding, managing and mitigating sand and dust storm (SDS) risks and effects

require fundamental and cross-disciplinary knowledge. The DustClim consortium is formed

by a multidisciplinary group of international scientific experts on aerosol measurements

(CNR-DTA/IMAA, CNRS-LISA), aerosol modelling (BSC, CNR-DTA/ISAC), and dust impacts and

services (AEMET, FMI, CNR-DTA/ISAC).

AEMET ( represents Spain in international

meteorological organisations, such as WMO, EUMETSAT and ECMWF. AEMET is

involved in development cooperation programs worldwide, although its activity has

focused mainly in Latin America, West Africa and the Mediterranean region (Afrimet,


The development networks created by AEMET have promoted an institutional

strengthening of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in the region,

capacity building and service delivery. WMO identifies the Spanish cooperation

within the SDS-WAS as an example of good practice. AEMET is leading the user

engagement and dissemination activities of the DustClim project.

BSC ( is the Spanish National Supercomputing facility and a

hosting member of the PRACE distributed supercomputing infrastructure. BSC

houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The

mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies to

facilitate scientific and societal progress. The Earth Sciences Department at BSC has

developed into a reference institution in Europe in the field of climate predictions,

air quality and atmospheric composition modelling. A core activity of the group is

sand and dust storm modelling and forecasting from regional to global scales, and as

a result of its excellence, the BSC hosts both the WMO SDS-WAS Regional Center and

BDFC, in close collaboration with AEMET. BSC is coordinating the overall project and

will develop the dust reanalysis using the in-house NMMB/BSC-Dust model.

CNR-DTA ( has as main objective the support and coordination

of research on environmental sciences within the National Research Council of Italy.

In the DustClim consortium, two institutes of CNR-DTA are involved: Institute of

Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA, and

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC,

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IMAA has internationally-recognized

experience on

remote sensing techniques (e.g., EARLINET)

and is coordinating the

H2020 ACTRIS-2 project. ISAC conducts pure and applied research in atmospheric

sciences and the climate system and produces results directly transferable to the

society. Among other activities, ISAC develops and maintains a non-assimilated dust

operational regional dust model (i.e. DREAMABOL). CNR-DTA will coordinate the

dust observational work package and the model evaluation, taking advantage of its

leading role in the field of ground-based observations and its links to European and

extra-European observational groups and projects. The expertise gained by ISAC

during the EC-Life+ DIAPASON project ( in analysing

dust observations for air quality issues will be important to translate the dust

reanalysis in air quality services.

CNRS-LISA ( has an internationally-recognized

experience on the mineral dust cycle and its impact on atmospheric radiation and

biogeochemistry. The CNRS-LISA has obtained funding from European, international

and national institutions to participate in all the major field campaigns dedicated to

mineral dust which have been taken place in the last 15 years (AMMA-EU, DODO,

GERBILS and FENNEC). The group has developed novel, internationally-recognized

tools for the modelling and observation of mineral dust that will be included in the

DustClim project giving feedback on the correct use of the dust-filtered observations

generated during the activity.

FMI ( is designated by the Finnish government as

national air quality expert with a mandate to produce information and forecasts on

the state of the atmosphere and its characteristics, as well as contributing to

scientific ends. FMI is involved in leading positions within numerous international

research and application efforts (FP7, Copernicus, ESA, EUMETSAT, NMR, Academy

of Finland, TEKES); it participates in work of IPCC, UN/ECE EMEP and IM, HELCOM,

WMO/GAW, AMAP, GEOSS, etc. Within the FMI Climate Service Centre, the group

Climate & Society deals with climate change impact analysis, hazard economics, and

cost-benefit analysis of weather and climate services. FMI will lead and coordinate

the generation of new socio-economic dust products.

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(in process)


(European advances on CLImate services for

coasts and SEAs)

3 years (Sept/2017 –Sept/2020, 36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

ECLISEA proposes an integral research plan that starts with assessing the needs of specific

stakeholders; includes groundbreaking investigation related to mean sea level rise, storm surge,

waves, total water level (past/present climate and predictions/climate projections); Impacts (e.g.

coastal flooding and erosion); and ends up with the development of a prototype of a coastal climate

service in Europe.

5 key words to be “googled”

Coastal Impacts, sea level rise, storm surge, waves, Climate predictions & projections.

About you and your interest

Melisa Menéndez

Interest: (i) better understanding of ERA4CS organization,

(ii) knowing rest of ERA4CS projects, and (iii) finding synergies

About the project consortium

Five leading research performing organizations on marine and coastal science compounded

ECLISEA project. They are from four European countries whose coasts presents multiple

climatologies and socio-economic risks. The five partners (BRGM, HZG, CNRS-LEGOS, NCSRD

and UC-IHC) have a high-level expertise in several fields under the ECLISEA umbrella.

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Duration (Sept/2017 –Sept/2020 (36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

EVOKED (Enhancing the value of climate data – translating risk and uncertainty utilizing

a living labs approach)

The EVOKED project tailors the presentation and specification of climate data to the

individual user's knowledge and needs, thus enhancing the value of the data. EVOKED will

help translate risk and uncertainty utilizing a Living Labs approach. The process of userdriven

presentation of data will help improve the interface between the climate science

community and policy makers with regard to adaptation measures to address the impacts

of climate change. The project team will engage end-users in a Living Labs approach at

established case study sites in Norway, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Climate services

Living Labs




About you and your interest

Amy M.P. Oen

Exploring synergies and knowledge exchange with other ERA4CS projects

as well as understanding expectations and processes within ERA4CS to

ensure successful project implementation.

About the project consortium

EVOKED's end-user partners have a central role in the project with activities tailored to their

needs. The end-users have also identified specific areas where EVOKED can enhance the

value of their ongoing climate adaptation processes.

• Larvik municipality, Norway: The knowledge needs and the perception of risk and

uncertainty in Larvik municipality will be further explored to improve the visualization

of climate data for the local authorities as well as the community of Larvik.

• Värmland County Administrative Board, Sweden: Finding ways to communicate the

integrated risks associated with a changing climate and bring together different

experts in order to improve the knowledge capacity of different target groups.

• Province of North Brabant, the Netherlands: Improving the access and applicability of

climate knowledge by using the experiences and results from the stakeholder

sessions in the building of a climate knowledge portal.

• Drents Overijselse Delta Waterboard, the Netherlands: Learn how (and to what

extent) the collaborating governments are able to shape the preparedness of

communities at risk through effective communication strategies.

• City of Flensburg, Germany: Support in assessing vulnerability and in exploring

potential adaptation options that are less engineered and subsequently more

acceptable for stakeholders.

In addition to the end-user partners, the climate science community is represented by the

research organizations involved (NGI, SGI, Deltares and the The Department of Geography

at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel). These multidisciplinary partners cover a range of

expertise and complementary competencies:

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• The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a private foundation and a leading

centre of research and consultancy on engineering-related geosciences. NGI

provides expertise with regard to the technical aspects of EVOKED related to

flooding, disaster risk reduction and coastal management, modelling different

climate scenarios and GIS capabilities. NGI is project leader in EVOKED, responsible

for quality assurance and leader for WP4 Co-Evalaute.

• The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is a national authority with responsibility

for geotechnical issues, including landslides, erosion and the consequences of

flooding and extreme weather events. The policy-relevant knowledge produced and

mediated by SGI comprises sustainable land use planning, foundation engineering,

polluted land / sediments and remediation, as well as climate change adaptation. SGI

is leader for WP1 Co-Design.

• Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and

subsurface focusing mainly on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing

these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why Deltares

works closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and

universities at home and abroad. Deltares is leader for WP3 Co-Validate.

• Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (CAU) is a public institution of the German State of

Schleswig-Holstein. The Department of Geography at has a long tradition in coastal

research, which has been further strengthened with the establishment of the Coastal

Risks and Sea-Level Rise (CRSLR) research group of the “Future Ocean” Excellence

Cluster. The research of CRSLR focuses on understanding how coastal systems

respond to combined pressures from natural and anthropogenic forcings. CAU is

leader for WP2 Co-Develop.

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Integrated approach for the

development across Europe of

user oriented climate indicators

for GFCS sectors: agriculture,

disaster risk reduction, energy,

health, water and tourism



(36 months) (under



A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Climate Change and Climate Variability impact most, if not all, economic sectors and society.

INDECIS intends to integrate 16 European institutions to convert meteorological

observations into top quality climate datasets and climate indices, as a foundation to codevelop

and communicate climate services in cooperation with priority sectors ( Agriculture,

Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Tourism, Water, Energy).

5 key words to be “googled”

INDECIS, data quality, data homogeneity, climate indices, climate services, codevelopment,

economic sectors

About you and your interest

Dr. Enric Aguilar Anfrons

Professor at URV’s Geography Department, Senior Researcher at URV’s

Centre for Climate Change, member of the World Meteorological

Organization Executive Council Panel of Experts on Education and

Training, Leader of the WMO’s Commission for Climatology Expert Team

on Education and Training, responsible for the design of Competencies

for the Provision of Climate Services. Experienced in the organization,

direction and conduction of Capacity Development Workshops in the

area of Climate Indices in different parts of the world, including Africa, South America and

Asia. Trainer at the course Climatology a Foundation for Climate Services, offered annually

by Météo-France. Former Director of the DOW/URV Chair on Sustainable Development.

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Expert in Climate Data Quality and Homogeneity, author of several research papers on the

topic and author of the WMO Guidelines on Climate Metadata and Homogenization


About the project consortium

- Coordinating Institution:

University Rovira i Virgili, URV / Centre for Climate Change, C3 (Spain) Project Coordinator

and Principal Investigator (PI): Enric Aguilar ( (In cooperation with URV-

GRATET and URV-ASTERISC Research Groups)

- Partners (in alphabetical order by country):

Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, RMI. Meteorological and Climatological Research

(Belgium) PI: Hans van de Vyver (

Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic) PI: Petr

Stepanek (

Finnish Meteorological Institute, FMI (Finland) PI: Ali Nadir Arslan (

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, BRGM / Water Division (France) PI: Yvan

Caballero (

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Met Éireann) (Ireland)

PI: Patrick Fournet (

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI (The Netherlands) PI: Gerard van der Schrier


Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

(Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente)

PI: Roberto Coscarelli (

FCiencias.ID - Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências. Universidade de

Lisboa (Portugal) PI: Ricardo Trigo (

National Meteorological Administration (Romania) PI: Liliana Velea


Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Spain) PI: Yolanda Luna (

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Barcelona Supercomputer Center, BSC. /Earth Sciences Department (Spain) PI: Albert Soret


Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, IPE / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC

(Spain) PI: Sergio Vicente-Serrano (

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI (Sweden) PI: Erik Engström


Universidad de Cantabria, UCAN / Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IH Cantabria” (Spain)

PI: Manuel del Jesús (

University of Reading, UREAD (United Kingdom) PI: Richard Allan (

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(under construction)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

In INNOVA particular emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge climate services research by

(1) a combination of social (i.e. those processes and outcomes focused on addressing

societal goals) and economic innovation, (i.e., prioritization and novel viable business

models), both technological (i.e., drought monitoring, green infrastructure, flood

protection measures) and non-technological (i.e,. changes in procedures, management

systems, governance structures) elements that can lead to employment and sustainable

growth; (2) the development of technological and performance assessment for risk

management and extreme risk response options, fostering adaptive innovation; and (3)

monitoring the performance, effectiveness and scalability of the INNOVA approaches,

including post-implementation requirements (like regulating instruments and business

models), and operational and organizational/governance needs. In this way, the project

contributes in an innovative way to understanding the key role of business models and

performance monitoring, in

enhancing innovation, market

uptake and replicability of

climate services. The direct

engagement of a broad range of

relevant stakeholders as

beneficiaries of the project that

co-develop climate and risk

management strategies in key

economic sectors will ensure the

upscaling and uptake of the

project outputs.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Co-creation of climate services triangle, participatory modelling, simulation of adaptation

measures impacts, extreme weather events.

About you and your interest

María Máñez Costa (coordinator) and Louis Celliers (project manager)

To get a good networking basis for further collaboration with other projects working in

similar conditions and under similar goals

About the project consortium

Helholtz Zentrum Geesthacht – GERICS – Coordination

University of French Antilles – WP1 Leader


University Politechnic of Valenica - WP3 Leader

ALTERRA – WP 4 Leader

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September/2017 –august 2020 (36 months) Twitter: @INSeaPTION

A project funded under ERA4CS

Elevator pitch

While future sea-level rise is recognized to be a major threat to coasts, sea-level

information currently available is not customized to the practice of coastal adaptation.

Coastal managers require services tailored to their needs including full information on

uncertainties, high-end estimates, accurate storm and flood modeling, shoreline change

projections and relevant adaptation options within the context of current practices and

governance arrangements.

INSeaPTION is a research project, which aims at addressing these limitations by codesigning

and co-developing, together with users, coastal climate services based on stateof-the

art sea-level rise, impact, adaptation and transdisciplinary science.

Specifically, the project will co-design and co-develop the following coastal climate

services with several groups of diverse users:

- Global to regional coastal climate service, addressing the needs of major

companies, international organizations and governments to have globally

consistent information on sea-level rise, its impacts and adaptation pathways for

long-term locational planning, climate policy making and financing adaptation and

loss & damages.

- Regional to local coastal climate services addressing the needs of planners and

policy makers for local tailored sea-level projections, impact and adaptation

information useful for long-term development, infrastructure and land-use

planning for two high impact territories: the Maldives and French Polynesia.

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The INSeaPTION scientific team at the kick-off meeting (November 2017, Paris)

5 key words to be “googled”

Sea level rise, Coastal impacts, Flooding, Erosion, Waves

About you and your interest

Gonéri LE COZANNET, interrested in climate change impacts and adaptation in

coastal zones

About the project consortium

BRGM, French Geological Survey, France: coordinating the project

Jochen Hinkel and Sandy Bisaro, GCF, Global Climate Forum, Germany: coordinating case

studies in the Maldives

Roderik Van De Wal, University Utrecht, the Netherlands: coordinating the global case study

Virginie Duvat, University La Rochelle, France: coordinating the case study in French


CREOCEAN, France: company providing coastal adaptation services

Patrice Walker and Jehane Ouriqua

Marta Marcos, University Balearic Islands, Spain: climate change impacts on extreme water


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September 2017 – September 2020 (36 months) (under construction) (current website)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Comprehensive information about the impacts of climate change is essential for decision

makers when considering response options to projected climate-change. These options

range from adjusting international mitigation targets to regional implementation of

adaptation measures, and informing the implementation of both adaptation and

mitigation measures.

The ISIpedia open inter-sectoral impacts encyclopedia, will act as a hub for multi-model,

policy-relevant, climate-impact simulations and assessments. The ISIpedia portal is an

example of a prototype stakeholder-driven climate service to assist stakeholders to

respond to evolving future climate-change scenarios.

The portal will comprise national-level climate-impacts assessments (both qualitative and

quantitative), based on the cross-sectorally consistent climate-impacts simulations

generated in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP,

www.isimip). The content, layout, visualisation tools and climate-impacts indicators will be

co-developed with a group of selected stakeholders. The assessments will put particular

focus on understanding the challenges of impacts modelling in each particular


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5 key words to be “googled”

Climate-change impacts

Cross-sectoral simulations

Policy-relevant impacts assessments

User-driven climate-impacts indicators

About you and your interest

Dr. Lila Warszawski

I have been involved in the ISIMIP project since its beginning 6 years ago. ISIpedia is the

next step in ensuring that the results emerging from ISIMIP serve the needs and interests

of end users. I am particularly interested in learning from the experience of other projects

about effective and mutually satisfying methods for engaging with stakeholders.

About the project consortium

• Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) – Project Coordination, leader of

ISIMIP work package.

Climate Analytics GmbH – leader of Stakeholder Engagement Team.

• International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (IIASA) – leader of Assement &

Editorial work package.

• The ISIpedia sector coordinators are part of the ISIMIP work package: Senckenberg

Institute for Climate and Biodiversity, Global Climate Forum, Goethe University

Frankfurt, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environment, Umea University, University

Pablo de Olavide, Utrecht University.

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MEDSCOPE: MEDiterranean Services Chain based

On climate PrEdictions

Duration (10/2017 –09/2020 (36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

MEDSCOPE will enhance the exploitation of climate predictions from seasonal to decadal

timescales, maximising the potential of their application in different economic sectors of

relevance for the Mediterranean region.

Working in close relation with a wide basin of users in the Mediterranean area,

MEDSCOPE develops methodologies and tools aimed at improving climate forecast

capabilities and related services, maximising the societal benefit of climate predictions in

the Mediterranean.

MEDSCOPE will increase the resilience of the Mediterranean society to climate variability

and change by demonstrating how information based on climate predictions can become

directly usable by decision makers in

different sectors of relevance for the

Mediterranean region.

MEDSCOPE mainly focuses on the

seasonal timescale using the wealth

of forecasts that is already available.

5 key words to be “googled”

Seasonal Forecasts, Climate Services, Mediterranean region, Mediterranean Climate

Outlook Forum (MedCOF)

About you and your interest

Silvio Gualdi

Climate predictions and sectoral climate services

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About the project consortium

CMCC coordinates the project. In WP1, ensuring the on–time activities

completion, and the development and maintenance of the project

website. In WP2, it contributes to the investigation of the sources of

predictability for the Mediterranean area, performing the project coordinated sensitivity

experiments, targeted at exploring the land surface-atmosphere feedbacks and the teleconnection

mechanisms In WP3, it contributes to the statistical downscaling activities. It is also involved in WP4,

formulating and applying indicators related to the agriculture and forestry sector at regional and

local scales.

BSC is project co-coordinator. In WP2, it leads the activity aimed

aimed at investigating teleconnection with low latitudes and it

takes part in the coordinated sensitivity experiments, process analyses and building on empirical

forecasts. BSC also leads WP3 on calibration, verification and information synthesis, coordinating

the building and release of MEDSCOPE toolbox. BSC participates in WP4 on climate services and

leads the task on wind energy.

ISAC–CNR co–leads WP2. It leads the task on teleconnection with mid–latitudes

and investigates teleconnections with low–latitudes, contributing to set up and

analyses of the coordinated sensitivity experiments. In WP3, it contributes to the

tasks on calibration, verification and information synthesis, leading the activities

of a task on advanced multivariable forecast scores and stochastic downscaling methods. ISAC

participates in WP4, where it contributes to the development of hydrological products.

METEO-FRANCE co–leads WP2, where it contributes to the coordinated sensitivity

experiment set up, production and analysis. in WP3, Meteo–France leads the task

on bias correction and forecast calibration and contributes to the implementation

of advanced multivariable forecast scores. In WP4, it contributes to the generation

of prototypes of climate services in renewable energy, water management, and

agriculture and forestry.

AEMET leads the development of empirical forecast systems in WP2. In WP3, it

contributes to the development of tools for bias correction, calibration, statistical

downscaling, and forecast system combination and selection of sub-ensembles

for applications. It leads WP4 and the task on hydrology, contributing to services

for renewable energy, agriculture and forestry, and to the activities of communication.

INRA participates in the WP3 to provide feedback about the tools developed

It co-leads WP4, developing agroclimatic indicator over the Mediterranean

region and for pilot areas. INRA will be in charge of WP4 data storage


RMI works on bias correction and forecast calibration, and on statistical downscaling in

WP3, where it also leads the task on forecast combination and selection. It takes part

in WP4, contributing to the task on hydrological products, where post-processing tools

will be developed and applied to provide information on floods.

Plan-Bleu: is involved in WP4, contributing to the capitalization and

communication of the project products.

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SALIENSEAS: Enhancing the saliency of

climate services for marine mobility sectors

in European Arctic seas

Duration: Sept. 2017-Sept. 2020



A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

• The rapid warming in the Arctic has profound socio-economic consequences.

• Current and expected climatic changes in the Arctic are propelling growth in

marine mobile activities, such as shipping, tourism and fisheries.

• Ship-based sectors and actors are demanding more accurate and salient Arctic

weather and climate predictions, which puts great expectations on our current

global and regional forecasting systems.

• Improving access to, and quality of, climate relevant information is particularly

pertinent to mobile actors and sectors operating in remote and dynamic polar

marine environments.

• Relevant and reliant information services will reduce the risks and vulnerabilities of

marine mobility sectors that are moving through ice-infested and dynamic Arctic

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marine environments.

• Wat the key climate service needs are and how climate services are/would be used

is largely unknown


• understand the mobility patterns, constraints, challenges, decision-making

contexts and information needs of end-users in different European Arctic marine


• develop and apply participatory tools for co-producing salient weather and sea ice

services with Arctic marine end-users; and

• co-develop user-relevant and sector specific weather and sea ice services and

dissemination systems dedicated to Arctic marine end-users tailored to key social,

environmental and economic needs.

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5 key words to be “googled”

• European Arctic

• Sea ice services

• Marine climate services

• User needs

• Co-production

• Shipping

About you and your interest

Machiel Lamers Exploring how other projects are implementing co-production

Network with other marine issues

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About the project consortium

The SALIENSEAS project represents a strong consortium of international research institutes,

including leading Arctic social scientists, experts on Arctic weather and climate prediction

and data dissemination, and end-user representatives:

• Dr. M. Lamers, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

• Prof. D. Muller, Umea University, Sweden

• Dr. M. Knol, University of Tromsø, Norway

• Dr. M. Muller , Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway

• Dr. S. Olsen , Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark

• In addition, the institutes will hire and involve several staff, post-docs and PhD

researchers to carry out this project.

SALIENSEAS has been supported by several organisations and companies involved in Arctic

shipping and cruising, including:

• Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, Ms. F. Jørgensen (Norway)

• Maritimt Forum Nord SA, Mr. T. Husjord (Norway)

• Oceanwide Expeditions, Mr. K. de Korte (the Netherlands)

• Royal Arctic Line, Mr. Anders Bay Larsen (Greenland)

• Hurtigruten, Jorn Henriksen (Norway)

• KNAPK, Mr. Berthelsen (Greenland)

• Fiskebat, Norway

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of the


Duration (09/2017 –09/2020 (36 months))

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

What is the project about? Development of a tailor-made, userdetermined Climate

Change Scenario Toolkit, including state-of-the-art visualization tools and practical

guidlines & manuals on co-production techniques of climate scenario knowledge.

Add an illustration if you have (picture with people, diagram…)

5 key words to be “googled”

Climate Change Scenario Toolkit

climate scenario knowledge

co-production / co-development

visualization toolkit

scenario based decision making

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About you and your interest

Your name Cornelia Auer

Your main interest in this networking and kick-off event Experience and best practice in

other projects. Approaches in co-production. Networking


About the project consortium

Organisations, their role in


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Telegraphenberg A31, 14472 Potsdam, Germany

Role: Overall coordination, User interaction and project management, Scenario knowledge

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria

Role: User interaction and project management, Scenario knowledge, Infrastructure and

data management

Fachhochschule Potsdam (FHP)

Department of Design

Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

Role: Co-design of visualization tools

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Linnégatan 87 D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

Role: Co-production of climate change scenario knowledge. Experts in business and policy


Wageningen University (WUR)

Department of Environmental Sciences

Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands

Role: Co-production of climate change scenario knowledge. experts for regional


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Integrated services and approaches for Assessing

effects of climate change and extreme events for

fire and post fire risk prevention

Starting date: 15 th September 2017

Duration: 36 months

Topic B - Institutional integration between 30 predetermined Research Performing

Organisations (RPOs) - B.2 Impacts studies and models

Abstract: Fire represents one of the main disturbances for vegetation, causing profound

transformations at different temporal and spatial scales which affect ecosystems, landscapes and

environments. Climate change is expected to bring increased forest fire risk by altering the water

cycle at seasonal time scale, by increasing the occurrence of prolonged droughts and heat waves

in the Mediterranean basin, as well as in Alpine ecosystems and boreal forests, with severe

environmental and economic consequences.

This project aims at creating an international collaborative community , expert in remote sensing

soil and vegetation, risk management and mitigation, to provide climate information along with

decision makers and planning authorities in order to:

• increase efficiency of decision and policy makers authorities response, to improve the

preparedness level of our societies and to limit the high economic cost of climate variability

impact on fire and post fire risks, develop methods and specific procedures within the framework

of fire and post fire risk management in Europe at climatic time scales (from seasonal to longer

time scales),

• strengthen the science-policy-society nexus using a participatory approach, by improving already

operational or experimentally tested climate services in Europe, tailoring relevant information for

decision and policy makers through a participatory and circular approach, capacity building userbased

tools, specific training programs, dissemination activities,

• increase the information regarding the drought conditions on wildfire and post fire risks

management at climatic time scales (from seasonal to longer time scales) for national and local

authorities decision-making procedures and planning activities,

• collect scenarios on the effects of climate change on vegetation and fire occurrence,

• investigate adaptation strategies and approaches to deal with future fire occurrence.


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per

l'Ambiente Terra (Italy)

Finnish Meteorological Institute


Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"



CzechGlobe - Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, (Czech


The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute


Contact reference person:

Dr. Rosa Lasaponara LPI SERV_FORFIRE



09/2017 – 08/2020 (36months)

Website: ONGOING

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

What is the project about?

URCLIM aims at providing a concept, which is the realization of integrated Urban Climate

Services (UCS), which will be of interest for urban planners and related stakeholders, to

respond to user needs, but also to provide assitance in decision making. The consortium will

do this using open urban data and regional climate data. In a nutshell, the idea is to

communicate climate knowledge in a way that is is scientifically sound and easily

understood. To achieve this goal, 4 objectives have been defined: a methodology for the

creation of high resolution urban maps for climate studies, downscaling methods from

regional climate models to city scale and assessment of uncertainties, multi criteria impacts

and evaluation of adaptation strategies (Urban Heat island & heat waves, precipitation,

snow cover, economy …), Urban Climate Services (defined with stakeholders) and covisualization

of urban/climatic data.

Add an illustration if you have (picture with people, diagram…)

City mapping for

climate models

Urban fraction in climate

model at 4km of resolution

Observation of the Urban Heat

Island in Toulouse (source: J. Hidalgo)

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5 key words to be “googled”

Climate services, urban mapping, uncertainty, urban heat island, downscaling

About you and your interest


Expert in urban climate modelling, I am particularly interested in interdsiciplinary studies on

cities, urban climate and climate change.

During the meeting, it was particularly interesting to get to know other PIs of projects to

see their own field of research and observe complementarity between projects and/or


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About the project consortium

Organisations, their role in project

The consortium is rich of its diversity, as it is composed of National meteorological services,

a mapping agency and a laboratory of geomaticians. All partners will contribute to the

exchange with stakeholders and end users, in order to really understand their needs.

• Météo-France, Coordinator, France

In the project, Météo-France will be involved on various field like high resolution modelling,

surface processes modelling, study of urban climate and adaptation of cities (vegetation

impacts, urban modelling and link with urban maps)

Météo-France is also involved on the dissemination of the projects results and of trainings.

As coordinator, Météo-France is committed to project management and has hired an

executive project manager to exchange with all partners, notably on administrative and

financial aspects.

• RMI, Belgium

RMI is particularly involved in the methodology to assess urban climate services for different

impacts: urban heat islands, precipitation, pollutants, urban air quality …

• FMI, Finland

FMI will lead the assessment of impacts on all cities case studies. FMI will also study on the

specific fields such as of ice and snow and their impacts, or economic impacts and urban


• KNMI, The Netherlands

KNMI will lead the work on case studies and participate to the building of a repository for

case study data. KNMI will also study high impact weather at high resolution.

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• Meteo-Romania, Romania

Meteo-Romania will be focused on the design of

adapted Urban Climate

Services adapted to stakeholders’needs on disaster risk reduction and adaptation

communities (emergency services, health systems, urban planners …)

• CNRS-Labsticc, France

CNRS-Labsticc will contribute to the transformation of Urban Data to information for urban

climate models, and develop geographical applications. CNRS-Labsticc will have a lead role

in Work Package on urban mapping for urban climate.

• IGN, France

IGN is specialized in mapping. IGN created an “infolab”, a specific platform where all

partners can add some information on the data they have or parameters they use. In the

project, they will also contribute to the visualization tools for urban climate services.

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Integration of climate

seasonal prediction and

ecosystem impact

modeling for an efficient

adaptation of water

resources management to

increasing climate extreme


From 9/2017 to 9/2020 (36 months)

@WATExR (Twitter)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

WATExR aims to integrate state-of-the-art climate seasonal prediction and water quality

simulation in a QGIS-based advanced solution to ensure efficient decision making and

adaptation of water resources management to an increased frequency of climate extreme

events. This will be achieved by identifying end-user demands in 7 case studies in Europe

and Australia relating to the impact of climate extreme events on water supply companies,

fisheries, and water authorities implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

5 key words to be “googled”

Seasonal climate prediction, extreme events, water quality modeling, management, QGIS

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About you and your interest

Rafael Marcé

Interested in learning how climate products can assist decision making in the water quality


About the project consortium

Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain, Coordinator

Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Seasonal Climate Prediction

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany, Water Quality Modelling

Aarhus University, Denmark, QGIS plug-in development

Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland, Water Quality Modelling

Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway, Water Quality Modelling

Uppsala University, Sweden, Interfacing with ISIMIP

Marine Institute Galway, Ireland, Co-developer

Catalan Water Agency, Spain, Co-developer

ATLL Water Supply Co., Spain, Co-developer

MORSA, Norway, Co-developer

Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark, Co-developer

Vatten, Sweden, Co-developer

SA Water, Australia, Co-developer

ISIMIP, Germany, support to create a new impact sector on water quality

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Sept 2017-Sept 2020 (36 months)

A project funded under ERA4CS

Your elevator pitch

Extreme winds pose major risks to life, property and forestry, while extreme ocean waves

can impact on offshore infrastructures and coastal communities. WINDSURFER is a 3 year

project that is bringing together eight leading research institutions across Europe to codevelop

new methods, tools and assessments of extreme wind and wave risk with a focus

on Insurance, Forestry and Energy.

To support the Insurance, Forestry and Energy sectors, WINDSURFER will develop:

• New methods and tools

• Impacts studies

• Localised climate information

to better quantify current extreme wind and wave risk and understand how it might

change in the future.

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5 key words to be “googled”

Extreme Winds, Extreme Waves, Energy, Insurance, Forestry

About you and your interest

My name is Len Shaffrey and I'm a Professor of Climate Science in Department of

Meteorology at the University of Reading and a Senior Scientist in the National Centre for

Atmospheric Science in the UK. My research focuses on how extremes such as storms,

floods and droughts might respond to climate change. I'm the Lead

Principal Investigator for the NERC IMPETUS and the EU WINDSURFER

projects. I'm also a Principal Investigator for the H2020 IMPREX and

H2020 APPLICATE projects. I currently lead a team of researchers

investigating the impact of climate change and Arctic sea ice loss on

extratropical storms and European weather.

About the project consortium

I’m interested in finding out more about the other ERA4CS projects,

especially those that have links to WINDSURFER through engagment

with the energy, insurance and forestry sectors.

WINDSURFER is consortium of eight leading partners in European wind and wave risk:

The WINDSURFER project is being led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and

the University of Reading in the UK. For more details contact:

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Climate services at work

Projects exchange and networking lab

EASME Horizon 2020 – JPI Climate ERA4CS project networking event

For more information on any of these projects, you can visit their individual


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Climate Services (ERA4CS)


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