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

Recent news

JPI Climate Central Secretariat continues to work during the outbreak of COVID-19 JPI Climate Central Secretariat continues to work and coordinate as appropriate to insure the smooth running of the activities foreseen this year towards our Scoping Forum Symposium in December. We try to organise meetings and workshops online if possible which allows you to join remotely.
Friday 27 March 2020
ISIpedia: The Open Climate Impacts Encyclopedia to be launched in April ISIpedia is an open-access, inter-sectoral climate impacts online encyclopedia that was set up to become the reference for accessing consistent, multi-sector, politically relevant and user driven climate impact simulations and climate service portal offering tailor-made access to state-of-the-art climate impact assessments and data to relevant stakeholders and the interested public.
ISIpedia project, Wednesday 25 March 2020
Clim2power project developments Clim2power’s Project Advisory Board Meeting was held on 26 and 27 February 2020. Project prepared a Factsheet on Climate Modelling to engage with high-schools students and more about the results of the seasonal forecasts of GCFS2.0 downscaled for Portugal.
Clim2Power project, Monday 23 March 2020
The Climate-ADAPT newsletter is released The European Climate Adaptation Platform Climate-ADAPT is a partnership between the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA). Climate-ADAPT released the last newsletter.
Monday 23 March 2020
New paper on city-descriptive input data for urban climate models This paper, published in Urban Climate, vol.31, classifies the required urban input data for both mesoscale state-of-the-art Urban Canopy Models (UCMs) and microscale Obstacle Resolving Models (ORM) into several categories and reviews the ways in which they can be obtained.
Urban Climate Services (URCLIM), an ERA4CS funded project, Friday 20 March 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,