Title: Climate Services Through Knowledge Co-Production: A Euro-South American Initiative For Strengthening Societal Adaptation Response to Extreme Events
Lead PI: Vera Carolina, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
- Cavalcanti Iracema, National Institute for Space Science, Brazil
- Ciais Philippe, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
- Kruijt Bart, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
- Rammig Anja, Technical University Munich, Germany
- Thonicke Kirsten, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Germany
- Hernandez Valeria Alicia, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France
Funding agencies: FAPESP, ANR, BMBF, NWO
An inter- and trans-disciplinary framework based on a European-South American research cooperation is proposed to underpin climate services in South America. Climate variability patterns linking the South American Monsoon region, including Amazonia, with south eastern South America, influence climate extremes and impact several societal sectors. More than 200 million people live in the region that is one of the world largest agricultural producing region and where the second world largest hydroelectric power plant is situated.
Besides recent progress, further efforts are needed to better understand and predict regional climate variability. Project objectives are:
The project contributes to the implementation of the "Southern South America Regional Climate Centre (CRC-SAS)", and it includes actors from the national meteorological services, agriculture and energy stakeholders and organizations. Innovative technologies will be codeveloped to produce tools and products for the CRC-SAS, with focus on both agriculture and hydropower sectors.
Project website: www.climax-sa.org