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Producing Regional Climate Projections Leading to European Services


Project timeline
May 2017
48 months
April 2021
General Information
PRINCIPLES is part of the COPERNICUS Climate Change Service (C3S), which is established by the European Union's Copernicus Programme and managed by the European Commission. The purpose of C3S is to inform policy development in Europe regarding climate change, improve the planning of mitigation and adaptation strategies, and promote the development of new services for the benefit of society. As part of C3S, a Climate Data Store (CDS) will be developed that provides tools, data, products, and services to a range of different users.

As part of C3S, PRINCIPLES will extend the existing ensemble of regional climate simulations for Europe in the most reasonable way. These simulations will be based on a set of selected global CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5) and CMIP6 climate simulations. The extended ensemble of regional climate simulations will be integrated in the CDS. It will be the basis for many future C3S products and services.

This is a tender in the frame of the COPERNICUS Climate Change Service (C3S) where Hereon has a subcontractor relationship with the lead contractor SMHI.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaCOPERNICUS Climate Change Service (C3S)
Project TypeCOPERNICUS Tender
Contract NumberFramework Agreement 2017/C3S 34b_Lot2
Co-ordinatorSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Claas Teichmann, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Phone: +49 40 22633 8441
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

CNRS (FR), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (CH), Istituto Nazionale Di Oceanografia E Di Geofisica Sperimentale Ogs (IT), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Met Office (UK), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE)
Copernicus Climate Change Service website
Last Update: 16. April 2021