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European Climate Observations, Modelling and Services - 2


Project timeline
December 2015
62 months
January 2021
General Information
The CLIMATEUROPE Action will coordinate and support Europe’s knowledge base to enable better management of climate-related risks and opportunities thereby creating greater social and economic value. CLIMATEUROPE has 4 main objectives:
1. Develop a European framework for Earth-system modelling and climate service activities. The framework will be built around a managed network of European, national and international activities and organisations.
2. Coordinate and integrate European climate modelling, climate observations and climate service infrastructure initiatives (including JPI-Climate, Climate-KIC, Copernicus C3S) and facilitate dialogue among the relevant stakeholders, including climate science communities, funding bodies, providers and users. The user communities will include public sector, businesses, industry and society.
3. Establish multi-disciplinary expert groups to assess the state-of-the-art in Earth-system modelling and climate services in Europe; and identify existing gaps, new challenges and emerging needs.
4. Enhance communication and dissemination activities with stakeholders; operating a website; and undertaking additional stakeholder interactions to increase awareness and maximise project impacts.
Two key expected impacts of CLIMATEUROPE are (i) to greatly enhance the transfer of information between suppliers and users to improve the resilience of European society to climate change and mitigation of the risk of dangerous climate change; and (ii) to improve coordination to increase efficiency, reduce fragmentation and create synergies with international R&I programmes.
As a key contribution to objective 4 mentioned above, Hereon will lead a work package with the objective to organise festivals to:
1. Enable exchange of knowledge among users, providers, intermediaries, funders through showcases of European climate services and Earth System modelling;
2. Provide results from mapping and forward looking analyses developed in other work packages to a larger audience; and
3. Strengthen science-policy and science-use interface.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-SC5-2015
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action (CSA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 689029
Co-ordinatorMet Office (UK)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Maria Manez, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Phone: +49 40 22633 8408
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (FR), Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (ES), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), CNRS (FR), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (UK), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Met Office (UK), Republicki Hidrometeoroloski Zavodsrbije (RS), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE)
Last Update: 16. April 2021