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Climate Services at work - ERA4CS Projects exchange and networking lab

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

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services. 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, Spain) 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. Picture JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017

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, HEALTHMET, METAGRI, MARINEMET, GAW-Twinning, MedCOF, SDS-WAS and BDFC). 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, JPI Climate Central Secretariat – fact sheet for kick-off meeting 30/11/2017