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European Research Area for Climate Services


Project timeline
January 2016
72 months
December 2021
General Information
Within the European Research Area (ERA), ERA4CS constitutes an ERANET program financed through the ERANET Cofund mechanism. The ERA4CS Consortium is aiming to boost research for Climate Services (CS), including climate adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management, allowing regions, cities and key economic sectors to develop opportunities and strengthen Europe’s leadership. CS are seen by the ERA4CS consortium as driven by user demands to provide knowledge to face impacts of climate variability and change, as well as guidance both to researchers and decision makers in policy and business.
ERA4CS will boost the JPI (Joint Programming Initiative) Climate by mobilizing more countries, within EU Member States and Associated Countries, by involving both the research performing organizations (RPOs) and the research funding organizations (RFOs), the distinct national climate services and the various disciplines of academia, including humanities and social sciences. ERA4CS will launch a joint transnational co-funded call, with over 16 countries involved and up to an overall budget of 75M€, with two complementary topics: (i) a “cash” topic, supported by 12 RFOs, on co-development for user needs and action-oriented projects; (ii) an “in-kind” topic, supported by 28 RPOs, on institutional integration of the research components of national CS.
Finally, ERA4CS additional activities will initiate a strong partnership between JPI Climate and other key European and international initiatives (such as Copernicus, KIC-Climate, JPIs, WMO/GFCS, Future Earth, Belmont Forum…) in order to work towards a common vision and a multiyear implementation strategy, including better co-alignment of national programs and activities up to 2020 and beyond.
Within two calls implemented by ERA4CS, Hereon was successful with funding proposals for the following four projects with Hereon acting as either the project coordinator or a participant: CLISWELN, INNOVA, CO-CLI-SERV and ECLISEA. The funding for Hereon given below reflects the total funding for the latter 4 projects, see also links to these projects at the bottom of this page.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-SC5-2015
Project TypeERANET-Cofund
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 690462
Co-ordinatorAgence Nationale De La Recherche (FR)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jörg Cortekar, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Phone: +49 40 22633 8445; Dr. Insa Meinke, Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling Coastal and Climate, Office for Northern Germany, KSK, Phone: +49 4152 87 1868
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Administratia Nationala de Meteorologie (RO), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (FR), Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung AWI (DE), Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (ES), Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung BMWF (AT), Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres (FR), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), CNRS (FR), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (IE), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR (DE), Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (IE), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Forskningsrådet För Miljö, Areella Näringar Och Samhällsbyggande (SE), Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (PT), Innovationsfonden (DK), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (FR), Institut National de L'Information Geographique et Forestiere (FR), Institut Royal Meteorologique de Belgique (BE), Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (ES), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Met Office (UK), Ministerio de Economia Y Competitividad (ES), National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (GR), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NL), Norwegian Meteorological Office, Oslo (NO), Research Council of Norway (NO), Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BE), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (RO), Universidad de Cantabria (ES), Universitat Rovira I Virgili (ES), Universität Graz (AT), University of Reading (UK)
Last Update: 16. April 2021