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European advances on climate services for coasts and seas


Project timeline
September 2017
44 months
April 2021
General Information
ECLISEA aims to advance coastal climate science concerning sea surface dynamics over the European coasts and seas. Focused on (i) developing new data and climate information by supporting harmonized analysis at a consistent European scale, (ii) the research on climate variability, predictability and long-term projections, and (iii) the investigation of the complexity and uncertainties of impact models on the coastal region and shelf seas, ECLISEA proposes an integral research plan with the review of stakeholders needs and the development of a user-friendly and on-line open European prototype of a coastal climate service. Characterization and change of extreme met-ocean conditions or the assessment of uncertainties of regional mean sea level rise from the historical and future perspectives are considered, as well as wind-waves and storm surge climate predictability from seasonal to decadal time scales. The project will produce a set of recommendations and best practices about coastal climate and coastal impact aspects, a European data infrastructure with its atlas viewer, and several models, methods and tools that will be useful for a variety of stakeholder sectors.
Hereon leads the work package entitled “Review of existing data sets and stakeholder needs”. The project is funded in the frame of the Horizon 2020 ERANET ERA4CS (European Research Area for Climate Services).
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020 ERANET ERA4CS
Project TypeERANET ERA4CS project
Co-ordinatorUniversidad de Cantabria (ES)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Insa Meinke,Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling Coastal and Climate, Office for Northern Germany, KSK, Phone: +49 4152 87 1868 and Dr. Ralf Weisse, Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling Coastal Climate and Regional Sea Level Changes, KSA, Phone: +49 4152 87 2819
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Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres (FR), Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiale (FR), National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (GR), Universidad de Cantabria (ES)
ECLISEA website
Last Update: 16. April 2021