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 joined governments, NGOs and delegates from around the globe for the start of COP23 ‘Addressing societal challenges of climate change was the title of the JPI Climate side event on Tuesday, 7 November in the EU Pavilion where the focus was on showcasing concrete and expected results produced under JPI Climate and the European Research Area for Climate for Services (ERA4CS).
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 9 November 2017
JPI Climate: Addressing shared challenges of climate change The Side Event of JPI Climate: Addressing shared challenges of climate change will be held on 7th November 2017 at COP23 EU pavilion from 2-3:30 pm.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 6 November 2017
Future of Climate Services Event
Wednesday 4 October 2017
Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities in Climate Services Research The Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities in Climate Services Research aims are to initiate a dialogue with the European Social Sciences and Humanities community, who are involved in research supporting climate services to elicit their expert recommendations.
Wednesday 4 October 2017
The Executive Summary of the report on the synergy and mismatch analysis This Executive Summary presents the essence of a report developed in the context of ERA4CS Task 7.4 for the ERA4CS community, JPI Climate and EC. It is a public document aimed at informing the broader research and innovation community including those not (yet) involved in JPI Climate but also other actors in the value chain of climate services including the private sector.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 13 September 2017

Recent documents

ERA4CS Newsletter issue 6 - August 2017 Sixth edition of the ERA4CS Newsletter with information about a launch of 26 projects in autumn to advance Climate Services in Europe, change of the ERA4CS project coordinator, Kick-off meeting of ERA4CS funded projects, ERA4CS webinar and other interesting activities.
Webinar report - ERA4CS Task 7.4 - 31 March 2017 Webinar report for researchers and practitionars working on the social, behavioural and communications aspects of climate services.
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,
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,