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Climate forecast enabled knowledge services (CLARA)

Description:

The aim of CLARA innovation action is to develop a set of leading edge climate services building upon the newly developed Copernicus Climate Change Services near term forecasts and sectorial information systems (SIS) and sustain their marketability and value.

OBJECTIVES

  • facilitate development of new and enhancement of existing climate services by drawing upon the recent seasonal to decadal projections and projections developed under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S);
  • analyse and demonstrate the economic and social value unleashed by climate forecast enabled climate services and corroborate the ensuing direct and indirect benefits various end users and customers obtain from them in terms of reduced risk, more efficient resource management, and improved resilience to climate variability and change;
  • engage service developers, purveyors and end-users in mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships for service co-design, co-development, co-assessment and co-delivery;
  • contribute to advancing the European innovation, competitiveness and market performance for climate services, by designing and implementing innovative exploitation, business and market-oriented activities.

RESULTS

  • consolidate shared understanding of climate innovation pursued in the project, and explore the depth and breadth of key concepts employed;
  • set up, manage and assist the Multi-User Forum that will enable service purveyors, public agencies and authorities, and other users of climate services to contribute to the design and implementation of project;
  • design and facilitate working with users to reveal their perceptions and requirements;
  • co-develop new and facilitate enhancement of existing and innovative climate services, by making use of seasonal and decadal forecasts of the Copernicus Climate Change Services;
  • develop, test and deploy a methodological framework and toolkit for assessing economic value unleashed by the Clara-enabled services;
  • gather market intelligence capable of informing and shaping the business models of Clara services.

One of the outcomes of the project is the AirCloud Service, which it is an interface focused on local-scale dispersion modeling and health studies. The CLARA AirCloud service uses upstream climate data services as input for atmospherics dispersion modelling and analysis. The service has two interfaces to suits different user groups as best as possible.

Project information

Lead

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI, Italy

Partners

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT, Sweden

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA, Italy

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE, Italy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA, Spain

GECOSISTEMA SRL, Italy

APERTUM IT AB, Sweden

THE CLIMATE DATA FACTORY, France

DCMR MILIEUDIENST RIJNMOND, Netherlands

REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA, Italy

SISTEMAS ABIERTOS DE INFORMACION GEOGRAFICA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA, Spain

Source of funding

Horizon 2020

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Nov 09 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2021

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