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

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Black Sea (RO) Tourism, aquaculture Constanta Public Health Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution Maritime Hydrographic Direction Romanian Riviera - Danube Delta Tourism Promotion Board SC Maricultura SRL National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture Romanian National Authority for Tourism Mediterranean (ES, FR) Health of coastal users Public Health Agency of Catalonia GRD, General Research Directorate GDFFMA, General Directorate of Fisheries, Food and Maritime Affairs of Catalonia Water Agency of Catalonia Mediterranean (ES, FR) Tourism/Health /Ecological International Agreement RAMOGE 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 “Alpes-Maritimes” Air Quality Platform of Barcelona North Sea (DE, DK, NO, SE) Fisheries, aquaculture, water quality NIRAS Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management National Food Agency, Sweden Swedish shellfish producers organisation (verbal) Association of Danish Mussel fisheries BUND, Friends of the Earth Germany Wadden Sea Board Norwegian Sea (NO) Fisheries, aquaculture NSF, Norwegian Seafood Federation Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (verbal) Norwegian Food Safety Authority (verbal) JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017

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