New Coordinator for ERA4CS

On 1 July 2017, Philippe Bougeault has taken over the coordination for ERA4CS from Patrick Monfray, who has held this position for the first two years of operations.

Philippe Bougeault was a former representative of Météo-France within ERA4CS and an international senior in the field of climate change research. Philippe, who will now work for ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France), which is coordinating ERA4CS, will lead the next phase of this large scale ERA-NET with the launch of the 26 projects in September 2017 and their follow-up, as well as their link to JPI Climate activities, especially in the context of the first JPI Climate Scoping Forum in the first half of 2018.

Patrick Monfray, who also steps down as Chair of JPI Climate, is now working for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as Deputy Director of the Research and Innovation Strategy Department, where he will continue to represent France as a member of GPC (Groupe de programmation conjointe), a body of the Council of the European Union dealing with joint programming.

JPI Climate Secretariat, Tuesday 4 July 2017