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

Summary of ClimApp virtual conference A virtual conference was held on the 24th September. The overall aim of the conference was to introduce ClimApp to stakeholders, end-users, climate service providers, health authorities, academia and to get feedback for fine-tuning ClimApp according to users´needs and reach those who could be potential collaborative partners for further developing the app to meet special requirements.
ClimApp project, Monday 30 November 2020
2nd JPI Climate Scoping Forum Symposium The second JPI Climate Scoping Forum "Providing Knowledge for a climate neutral and resilient Europe" will be organised as a virtual conference.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 25 November 2020
ClimINVEST scientific factsheets: Physical climate risk for finance ClimINVEST project has prepared a suite of scientific factsheets aimed at building financial decision-makers' understanding about physical climate risk assessment, data needs, climate modeling and extreme events.
ClimINVEST project, Tuesday 24 November 2020
Climate Services Toolbox called CSTools ERA4CS project MEDSCOPE recently released a Climate Services Toolbox called CSTools. Designed to allow seamless merging of the many post-processing steps typically applied to seasonal forecasts, CSTools is an easy-to-use toolbox designed and built to assess and improve the quality of climate forecasts, from seasonal to multi–annual scales.
MEDSCOPE, Wednesday 18 November 2020
Clim2power 3rd and Final European User Board Clim2power’s 3rd and final European User Board on 10 of November 2020 enabled partners and users to co-evaluate project results and explore avenues to maximize the impact of research outputs.
Clim2Power project, Wednesday 18 November 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,