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

Local Demonstration of Climate Services for Renewable Electricity Regeneration in Rural West Africa The “Climate Information for Integrated Renewable Electricity Generation” (CIREG project) is deploying demand-driven climate services that address existing needs of policy makers and rural communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, and Togo. The CIREG project installed three demonstrators of renewable electricity generation to communities
CIREG project LPI Stefan Liersch, Wednesday 20 May 2020
Smart renewable electricity portfolios for West Africa (2020), Nature Sustainability (accepted, in production) CIREG project presents a new model to investigate hydro–solar–wind complementarities across these scales to demonstrate that smart management of present and future hydropower plants in West Africa can support substantial grid integration of solar and wind power, limiting natural gas consumption while avoiding ecologically harmful hydropower overexploitation.l
CIREG project LPI Stefan Liersch, Wednesday 20 May 2020
Less Information, Similar Performance: Comparing Machine Learning-Based Time Series of Wind Power Generation to Members of the Clim2power consortium have published a new article on the journal Energies;
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Tuesday 19 May 2020
MEDSCOPE at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2020 ECU20 will be held online on May 4-8. ERA4CS project MEDSCOPE will have a meeting "Numerical modelling of the ocean: new scientific advances in ocean models to foster exchanges within NEMO community and contribute to future developments" on May 7, 14:00–15:45
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 4 May 2020
Workshop on the operationalisation of the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise A workshop on the operationalisation of the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise originally planned in Bologna (Italy), took place as a video conference on 22-23 April 2020, two-and-a-half hour sessions per day.
Giulia Galluccio, CMCC, Monday 27 April 2020

Recent documents

JPI Climate E-magazine We are happy to announce that the JPI Climate e-magazine is available now. This E-magazine is the result of the work developed by the JPI Climate project "Strengthening INternational Cooperation on climatE change REsearch" (SINCERE), in close collaboration with the coordinators from the research projects, and has the intention to increase the societal impact of these projects, by disseminating their results and achievements in ways that are understandable to lay audiences.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
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,