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European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS)


The European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS) consortium aims to boost research for climate adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management, allowing regions, cities and key economic sectors to develop opportunities and strengthen Europe’s leadership.

Climate services provide knowledge to face impacts of climate variability and change, as well as guidance both, to researchers and decision‐makers, in policy and business. ERA4CS focuses on the development of a “climate information translation” layer bridging “user communities” and “climate science system”. It implies the development of tools, methods, standards and quality control for reliable, qualified and tailored information required by the various field actors for smart decisions.

ERA4CS Working Group "Climate Services Co-design" - is a working group established within the ERACS projects that is dedicated to the analysis of the different co-design processes implemented to design climate services.


ECCA 2021 - Climate Adaptation solutions videos - ERA4CS and ERA4CS Working Group "Climate Services Co-design"

Project information


Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) - France


Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW), Austria

Service Public Federal de Programmation de la Politique Scientifique (BELSPO), Belgium

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) For BMBF, Germany

Innovationsfonden (IFD), Denmark - Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO), Spain

Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (EPA), Ireland

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Netherlands

Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway - Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciencias da Lisboa Universisade de Lisboa (FFCUL), Portugal

Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI), Romania

Forskningsrådet för Miljö, Areella Näringar och Samhällsbyggande (FORMAS), Sweden

Universitaet Graz (UNIGRAZ), Austria

Institut Royal Meteorologique de Belgique (RMI), Belgium

Centrum Výzkumu Globální Změny AV ČR, V. V. I. (CVGZ), Czech Republic

Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), Germany

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Kustenforschung GMBH (HZG), Germany

Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI), Denmark

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET), Spain

Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC), Spain

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain

Universidad de Cantabria - Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria (IC-IHC), Spain

Universitat Rovira I Virgili - Center for Climate Change (URV-C3), Spain

Ilmatieteen Laitos (FMI), Finland - Suomen Ymparistokeskus (SYKE), Finland

Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres (BRGM), France

Commissariat a L’energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

Institut National de L'informationgeographique et Forestiere (IGN), France

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France

Meteo-France, France

National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos” (NCSRD), Greece

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (MET EIREANN), Ireland

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- Dipartimento Terra e Ambiente (CNR-DTA), Italy

Ministero dell'istruzione, dell'Universita' e della Ricerca (MIUR), Italy

Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI), Netherlands

Meteorologisk Institutt (MET Norway), Norway

Administratia Nationala de Meteorologie (METEO-RO), Romania

Slovenska Akademia Vied (SAS), Slovakia 

Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut (SMHI), Sweden 

University of Reading (UREAD), United Kingdom 

MET Office, United Kingdom

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom

Source of funding

SC5-02-2015 - ERA for Climate Services

Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 14 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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