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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Recent news

JPI Climate Newsletter issue 16 - December 2018 Sixteenth edition of the JPI Climate Newsletter with information about the JPI Climate Governing Board meeting, participation at the Climateurope festival, ERA4CS activities, the progress of the AXIS and SINCERE projects and other interesting activities.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Friday 21 December 2018
ERA4CS Newsletter tenth issue - December 2018 Tenth edition of the ERA4CS Newsletter with information about the ERA4CS General Assembly, Summer School, new section in the webpage - blogs, news from the ERA'CS projects and other news from JPI Climate.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Friday 21 December 2018
Pre-announcement: JPI Climate & JPI Oceans Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans This call on next-generation climate science is expected to make available up to 7.9 million EUR by partner organisations from seven countries around Europe and is expected to open in February 2019.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Tuesday 11 December 2018
The 4th ERA4CS General Assembly The ERA4CS General Assembly meeting took place at the National Science and Technology Museum on 28-29 of November in Madrid. Work Package leaders and Task leaders reported the progress made during the last year and discussed how to operate within different networks and prepare the next project deliverables.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Tuesday 11 December 2018
A short guide of ERA4CS projects The 2016 joint call on “Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development” has been funded by ERA4CS partners contributing either by cash funding or by in-kind resources plus co-funding on both topics from the European Union. This call resulted in the selection of 26 projects that will be active from the autumn 2017 to the spring 2021. The present document is intended to provide an overview of the objectives, pilot users, main deliverables and input data of the 26 projects supported by ERA4CS. A summary of achievements of the 26 projects will be published in 2021, as part of the final report of ERA4CS.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 10 December 2018

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,
The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects for printing purposes now is available.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,