ERA-NET Cofund for Climate Services

The ERA-NET Consortium “European Research Area for Climate Services”, so-called ERA4CS, has been designed 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.

What are  Climate Services?

We consider Climate Services as the user-driven development, translation and transfer of climate knowledge to researchers and decision¬makers in policy and business. This includes knowledge for understanding the climate, climate change and its impacts, as well as guidance in the use of climate knowledge.

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ERA4CS is an initiative of


Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant 690462)

Recent news

Video: ERA4CS projects results in Climate Services This video showcases the results, developed tools and strategies through 26 ERA4CS projects to boost the development of an efficient climate services in Europe towards usable climate knowledge for society.
Central Secretariat, Monday 20 December 2021
CLISWELN major policy paper "Guiding cities under increased droughts: The limits to sustainable urban futures" CLISWELN major policy paper is receiving massive online attention.
CLISWELN project, Monday 20 December 2021
MODELLING FOREST FIRE AND POST-FIRE MITIGATION MEASURES: Impacts on sediment yield To mitigate the effect of fire on soil erosion, post-fire rehabilitation measures are generally adopted. Hydrological models are useful tools to estimate the hydro-sedimentary response at the different spatial scales (basin, subbasin, hydrological response units) and temporal scales and to evaluate the effects of the measures on soil losses contributing to managing the post-fire risk management.
SERV-FORFIRE project, Wednesday 15 December 2021
CO-MICC Portal official launch During a web-based seminar on December 10, 2021 the CO-MICC Knowledge and Data Portal on freshwater-related hazards of climate change was presented. This pilot climate service was developed in the framework of the CO-MICC research project (2017-2021).
CO-MICC project, Wednesday 15 December 2021
The winner of the JPI Climate Excellence Award for Social Impact 2021 The winner of the JPI Climate Excellence Award for Social Impact 2021 is CLIMAX project funded by the JPI Climate and the Belmont Forum under the 2015 Call for Climate Services Collaborative Research action on Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat in collaboration with SINCERE project, Wednesday 15 December 2021

Recent documents

JPI Climate E-magazine We are happy to announce that the JPI Climate e-magazine is available now. This E-magazine is the result of the work developed by the JPI Climate project "Strengthening INternational Cooperation on climatE change REsearch" (SINCERE), in close collaboration with the coordinators from the research projects, and has the intention to increase the societal impact of these projects, by disseminating their results and achievements in ways that are understandable to lay audiences.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
Report on mapping of ERA4CS member states’ national activities for climate services The aim of the report is to extend the mapping of climate services in all participating countries by collecting and labeling the various projects, programmes and agendas developed within each RFO and each RPO of the ERA4CS consortium to support identifying current strength and weaknesses of the European CS landscape and increase visibility of providers and their portfolios for both users and providers.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS leaflet
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
Programme Side event AF2016 At the occasion of the start of a large 72k M€ project dedicated to user-oriented climate services ERA4CS, JPI Climate, an intergovernmental initiative of major European research funding bodies cordially invites you to a workshop on the potential contribution of climate science to risk management strategies in the private sector.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS Joint Call text The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (incl. adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,