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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Recent news

ERA4CS Newsletter eighth issue - April 2018 Eighth edition of the ERA4CS Newsletter with information about ERA4CS projects activities, JPI Climate Scoping Forum Symposium and other upcoming activities.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Thursday 19 April 2018
ERA4CS project ClimApp news In connection with ERA4CS ClimApp and H2020 Heat-Shield projects, a special issue “Climate Services, Weather Forecasts and Prevention of Human Thermal Stress” in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, section "Climate Change and Health" is open for paper submission.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 18 April 2018
Enhancing the value of climate data - translating risk and uncertainty utilizing a living labs approach EVOKED is now up and running and has started the process of initiating Living Labs at five case study sites in Europe.The project tailors the presentation and specification of climate data to the user's knowledge and needs, thus enhancing the value of the data. More information you can find in the project Newsletter.
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Coastal climate services: user needs from multiple case studies being identified within the INSeaPTION project The user workshop in the Maldives was organized in close cooperation with the Climate Change Department of the Ministry for Environment and Energy. A team from the Global Climate Forum (Germany) and the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) met with multiple stakeholders from the national government, local communities, academia and oceanographers, to start the process of co-developing coastal climate services for the Maldives.
Monday 16 April 2018
Clim2Power First User Board meeting Clim2Power First User Board meeting was held on 5th of April at BELSPO, Brussels. The User Board met to guide future developments of the Clim2Power web-service in a day of project presentations and facilitated discussions. You can find more information by following Clim2Power website https://clim2power.com/
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 16 April 2018

Recent documents

Report on ERA4CS Kick off meeting Altogether 75 coordinators and partners from the ERA4CS and Horizon 2020 climate services projects joined for a networking event to exchange on common interests and potential future collaboration. The ERA4CS Kick-off meeting for the 26 co-funded projects took place in the afternoon at the premises of BELSPO in Brussels. The Report provides more detailed information about the ERA4CS projects DAY.
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,
Webinar report - ERA4CS Task 7.4 - 31 March 2017 Webinar report for researchers and practitionars working on the social, behavioural and communications aspects of climate services.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects The booklet of ERA4CS funded projects for printing purposes now is available.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,
ERA4CS leaflet
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,