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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

MEDSCOPE: MEDiterranean

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

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