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

JPI Climate two major projects AXIS and SINCERE have started This year the JPI Climate has started to implement two major projects AXIS and SINCERE. The first activities are carried out and the Kick off meeting for AXIS project partners will be held in Brussels on 13 of February. The SINCERE project partners have been invited to the Kick off meeting in Bologna on 7-8 of March.
Tuesday 6 February 2018
Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market On 10 January 2018, the European Commission launched a series of public consultations clustered by key policy areas, in preparation for the EU's next long-term budget post-2020 (MFF). Citizens, organisations and businesses can give their views online until 8 March 2018.
EU Research & Innovation programme, Tuesday 23 January 2018
Publicity of ERA4CS Deliverable 7.4 full report Designed as a tool for initiating and coordinating collaborative action between research funders and performers, ERA4CS aims to overcome the fragmentation and partitioning of research and innovation for climate services in Europe and beyond.Task 7.4 includes a critical analysis of the evidence gathered at Member State, European and international levels. This report focuses on that critical analysis and puts forwards a set of recommendations to inform the development of a joint vision and implementation strategy on research and innovation for climate services in Europe and beyond.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 22 January 2018
Workshop on Concepts, definitions and analysis tools regarding Carbon Neutrality and Balancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removal Workshop on Concepts, definitions and analysis tools regarding Carbon Neutrality and Balancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removal will take place on Wednesday 10 January in Brussels, 231 Avenue Louise.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Tuesday 9 January 2018
Survey on barriers and enabling conditions on the market for climate services The survey on barriers and enabling conditions on the market for climate services is part of a research project called EU-MACS (http://eu-macs.eu), which has received funding from the European Union. Please find the survey, which is available until the 23 of Jan., here: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/EU-MACS
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Tuesday 9 January 2018

Recent documents

ERA4CS Newsletter seventh issue - December 2017 Seventh edition of the ERA4CS Newsletter with information about ERA4CS General Assembly meeting, a networking event with the Horizon 2020 and ERA4CS projects, ERA4CS reports and the Executive Summary of the report on synergy and mismatch analysis, main domains of the 26 ERA4CS funded projects and other interesting activities.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat ,
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,
ERA4CS Report on the retrospective evaluation of the call procedures The aim of this report (developed within WP 4, Task 4.2) is to provide an overview of the ERA4CS launched Joint Call, its scope and objectives, call topics, procedures and the results of the call. The analysis and evaluation of the call procedures are described and suggestions how to improve future calls developing better tools, methods and standards on how to launch and communicate the calls are compiled in the report.
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 Additional Activities: Mapping of European and International Activities The process for this report was to first find relevant documents that describe strategies and plans of climate service actions from the ERA4CS partner network. In the next steps these documents or web resources were analysed for references to climate services or JPI Climate and how the initiative is being resourced. The editors finally drafted short summaries of this analysis into the texts of this report.
JPI Climate Central Secretariat,