ERA-NET Cofund for Climate Services

The ERA-NET Consortium “European Research Area for Climate Services”, so-called ERA4CS, has been designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services in Europe, by supporting research for developing better tools, methods and standards on how to produce, transfer, communicate and use reliable climate information to cope with current and future climate variability.

What are  Climate Services?

We consider Climate Services as the user-driven development, translation and transfer of climate knowledge to researchers and decision¬makers in policy and business. This includes knowledge for understanding the climate, climate change and its impacts, as well as guidance in the use of climate knowledge.

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ERA4CS is an initiative of


Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant 690462)

Recent news

Enabling climate action: Messages from ECCA2021 The Open Access version of the article "Enabling climate action: Messages from ECCA2021 calling for re-imagining the provision and use of knowledge and information" written by Roger Street (Oxford University) and his team who organised the ECCA2021 webinar "At your service: climate knowledge and information as enablers of climate action" now is available online.
Open Access, Tuesday 29 March 2022
Co-production of Climate Services: A diversity of approaches & good practice from the ERA4CS projects This guide presents a joint effort of projects funded under the European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS) (, a co-funded action initiated by JPI Climate with co-funding by the European Union (Grant 690462), 15 national public Research Funding Organisations (RFOs), and 30 Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) from 18 European countries. This guide sets out to increase the understanding of different pathways, methods, and approaches to improve knowledge co-production of climate services with users as a value-added activity of the ERA4CS Programme.
The Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research Report Series, Thursday 10 February 2022
CLISWELN major policy paper "Guiding cities under increased droughts: The limits to sustainable urban futures" CLISWELN major policy paper is receiving massive online attention.
CLISWELN project, Monday 20 December 2021
The winner of the JPI Climate Excellence Award for Social Impact 2021 The winner of the JPI Climate Excellence Award for Social Impact 2021 is CLIMAX project funded by the JPI Climate and the Belmont Forum under the 2015 Call for Climate Services Collaborative Research action on Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat in collaboration with SINCERE project, Wednesday 15 December 2021
Mobile and web applications co-developed by Climalert project The Climalert project has been completed with the co-development of two tools: a mobile application that allows end-users to get relevant information on weather events (past, present and future) and on phenological and soil condition for decision making and to implement adaptation measures; and a web application that inform end-users on future scenarios (mid and long term) on potential ecosystems services related to water provision and quality.
Climalert project, Monday 20 September 2021

Recent documents

Report on mapping of ERA4CS member states’ national activities for climate services The aim of the report is to extend the mapping of climate services in all participating countries by collecting and labeling the various projects, programmes and agendas developed within each RFO and each RPO of the ERA4CS consortium to support identifying current strength and weaknesses of the European CS landscape and increase visibility of providers and their portfolios for both users and providers.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS leaflet
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
Programme Side event AF2016 At the occasion of the start of a large 72k M€ project dedicated to user-oriented climate services ERA4CS, JPI Climate, an intergovernmental initiative of major European research funding bodies cordially invites you to a workshop on the potential contribution of climate science to risk management strategies in the private sector.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS Joint Call text The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (incl. adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
Pre-announcement of ERA4CS call This announcement is preliminary. Specific details might change
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,