The ERA-NET Consortium “European Research Area for Climate Services” - ERA4CS project (2016-2021) with 45 partners is a Flagship programme of JPI Climate 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.
An online meeting on presentations of ERA4CS projects results was held on 23 September 2021. The granted 26 projects presented their results, future plans towards operational climate services, and the remaining barriers. Projects have been active between September 2017 and June 2021. Presentations were grouped by 5 thematic sessions: marine and coastal issues; policy, finance, tourism; social-science driven projects; cities, fires and health; and water, agriculture, energy.
Other activities supported by the ERA4CS project: a summer school on Climate Services, several surveys on the status of Climate Services throughout the world, a pilot experiment for co-alignment of Climate Services: bilateral exchanges between climate service providers during the winter 2019-2020 and two Scoping Forums of the JPI Climate.
A Report of the Working group on best practices for co-design with end-users was presented by summarising approaches and good practice from the ERA4CS projects to define and recommend good practices relating to transdisciplinary co-production of climate services to funding agencies, researchers and businesses.
Thanks to all project partners and the ERA4CS Coordination team at ANR for the time put in for the ERA4CS project, for the hard work, diligence self-motivation and consistent professionalism which ensured the success of this programme.
Presentations of the projects results are available here