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

Making Climate Services a Reality in Europe Making Climate Services a Reality in Europe will take place in Brussels on 13-14 November 2019.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 11 September 2019
The second call of “ERA4CS exchange action for officers” is open The ERA4CS project launches the second call on exchange action for officers to conduct a pilot experiment for the institutional alignment in the area of Climate Services.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 29 August 2019
INNOVA announces two workshops on climate services INNOVA team announces two workshops to bring together researchers and stakeholders to discuss the impact of climate change, challenges and solutions for urban water supply and the potential of climate services for small islands bringing together the climate services and observational services communities.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 26 August 2019
ClimINVEST: Engaging with the financial sector on physical climate risk Financial institutions are underestimating their exposure to physical climate risks stressed ClimINVEST partners at a conference co-organized by I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics (ClimINVEST) and the French public investment bank Caisse des Dépôts et consignations (CDC) in Paris in April where the first results of the ClimINVEST project were discussed.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 26 August 2019
Full house at SENSES stakeholder workshop in Stockholm In May 21-22, 2019 the SENSES consortium conducted their third co-production workshop with stakeholders from policy, business and finance. The aim was to co-develop the SENSES toolkit which helps users of varying background to gain access to the new generation of climate change scenarios: climate change projections, climate impact projections, and mitigation scenarios.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 26 August 2019

Recent documents

ERA4CS projects e-brochure E-brochure of ERA4CS and Horizon 2020 projects was developed for the Networking event on 30 of November, 2017. Based on this outreach material the updated e-brochure of ERA4CS projects can be found by following this link:
ERA4CS Report on the retrospective evaluation of the call procedures The aim of this report (developed within WP 4, Task 4.2) is to provide an overview of the ERA4CS launched Joint Call, its scope and objectives, call topics, procedures and the results of the call. The analysis and evaluation of the call procedures are described and suggestions how to improve future calls developing better tools, methods and standards on how to launch and communicate the calls are compiled in the report.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
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 Additional Activities: Mapping of European and International Activities The process for this report was to first find relevant documents that describe strategies and plans of climate service actions from the ERA4CS partner network. In the next steps these documents or web resources were analysed for references to climate services or JPI Climate and how the initiative is being resourced. The editors finally drafted short summaries of this analysis into the texts of this report.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS leaflet
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,