Workshop on the initialisation of impact models posted on 13 Jun 2013 07:38
Another important meeting took place this month: WP23 had its first internal workshop hosted at the Met Office on 5th June. The meeting focused on the initialisation of impact models (methods, sensitivity studies and available observational datasets), methods for use with the seasonal prediction systems (bias correction and end-user requirements) and case study selection criteria. Attendees from University of Cantabria, WUR, SMHI, University of Leeds and the Met Office attended the meeting in person while teleconference facilities were used to connect with partners from CETaqua, IC3 and University of Lund. A report summarising the discussion will be circulated shortly. (read more...)
Management board meeting posted on 13 Jun 2013 07:37
On May 23rd we had the first management board meeting of EUPORIAS. In order to minimise the carbon footprint of the project the meeting was hold remotely using WebEx. No issues of significance were raised during the discussion and the project at this stage appears to be on track with all the deliverables and milestones which were expected being delivered. (read more...)
Whilst societies have flourished or collapsed according to their ability of dealing with climate variability and change it is only recently that we have acquired the ability to predict future environmental conditions. EUPORIAS, a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme, intends to improve our ability to maximise the societal benefit of these new technologies. Working closely with a number of European stakeholders this project will develop a few fully working prototypes of climate services addressing the need of specific users. The time horizon is set between a month and a year ahead with the aim of extending it towards the more challenging decadal scale. Over the next four years the 24 project partners, representing a diverse community ranging from UN organisations to small enterprises, will increase the resilience of the European Society to climate change by demonstrating how climate information can become directly useable by decision makers in different sectors.
|EUPORIAS is financed by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (Theme Six, Environment), Grant Agreement 308291 - running from November 2012 to January 2017|