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

ECCA 2021 succesfully held; a compilation video The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2021) took place from 25 May to 22 June 2021. A series of 9 webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June.
EC / JPI Climate, Friday 9 July 2021
INNOVA has released its 8th Emagazine The 8th edition of the INNOVA Ezine: Climate and Earth Observation Services for Small Island highlights the need for specific climate services, which are tailored to the needs of Small Island States and account for their specific challenges for climate adaptation.
INNOVA project, Monday 12 April 2021
CoCliME project: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) across Europe CoCliME project team created a graphic press release with ilustrations "Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) across Europe". Two videos are released by project partners: a video on the possible effects of toxic algae on the behaviours and habits of residents and tourists and a video how Cyanobacteria bloom started in the Baltic Sea.
CoCliME project, Friday 9 April 2021
On limits of short-term wildfire prediction As a continuation of the fire prediction method developed within the ERA4CS SERV_FORFIRE project and presented at the 12th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop in Rome, Italy, October 2019, an extension of its results are briefly reported in the article.
SERV_FORFIRE project , Tuesday 30 March 2021
The sub-seasonal forest fire risk outlook successfully piloted during the fire season 2020 in Finland The sub-seasonal forest fire risk outlook prototype developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute within the framework of SERV_FORFIRE project was piloted for the second time during the fire season 2020 with Finnish end-users. The end-users involved were the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) from Northern Finland and the Finnish Rescue Services from North Karelia.
SERV_FORFIRE project , Tuesday 30 March 2021

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,
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 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,
ERA4CS Joint Call text The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (incl. adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,