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

AQUACLEW outreach at EGU2019 AQUACLEW partners participated at the recent EGU2019 conference in Vienna, Austria (8th – 12th April). The oral and poster presentations were showcased and the "Feedback Loops" launched.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 17 April 2019
WINDSURFER: Engaging with the Oil and Gas Industry on Climate Change Adaptation The International Oil and Gas Producers Association held a workshop on “Our future climate – understanding the spread of physical risk for the oil and gas industry”. The workshop brought together climate researchers and over 40 IOGP members from around the world.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 4 April 2019
Impact Indicator Development under the ISIpedia Project Two ISIpedia “Indicator Development Workshops” were held with the aim of facilitating exchange between climate-impact modellers and stakeholders to identify and build relevant climate-impact indicators. The workshops were held in Krakow, Poland bringing together 15 stakeholders and 4 impact modellers and the second in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso gathering 41 stakeholders and 4 ISIMIP modellers.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 4 April 2019
News from Climate information for Integrated Renewable Electricity Generation project Climate information for Integrated Renewable Electricity Generation project (CIREG), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the West African Science Service Center on Climate Adaptation and Land Use (WASCAL) co-organized two training workshops on 11-15 March in Accra, Ghana and 18-22 March in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for the benefit of renewable energy practitioners in West Africa.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 4 April 2019
Workshop on key systems models, links and gaps and development options A workshop organised by the JPI Climate and European Commission DG RTD was held on 27-28 March 2019, in Brussels, with the aim to explore the state of play of key models, including how models are linked and gaps that may exist between them and development options.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 4 April 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,
The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects for printing purposes now is available.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,