Workshop on climate service providers and users' needs posted on 30 Apr 2013 16:57
On March 14-15, the EUPORIAS workshop on 'Climate services providers and users' needs' was held at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in De Bilt, The Netherlands. The workshop aimed to elicit and capture the knowledge of climate service providers working at the interface between climate science and users/decision-makers to further understand the needs for climate information on seasonal to decadal (S2D) timescales across European sectors. Approximately 30 participants attended this 2 day workshop and included representatives from European climate services providers (ECMWF, National Meteorological Institutes, boundary organisations) and the workshop covered a number of sessions on different topics such as learning from other projects, exploring the range and experiences of users, understanding barriers and limitations, and understanding the chain of providing climate information. The workshop report is being produced and it will be posted here when ready. More information and all the presentations can be found here. (read more...)
Paper published on EOS. posted on 30 Apr 2013 16:37
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|