Successful brokerage event: “Demand driven climate services in Europe" - SUMMARY

The workshop “Demand driven climate services in Europe" was held on June 11th and 12th, 2015, at the Norway House in Brussels (Belgium) and chaired and moderated by Roger Street and Dagmar Bley (JPI Climate Working Group 2).

The aim of this event, which was jointly organised by The Research Council of Norway and JPI Climate, was to encourage collaborative activities and to provide an opportunity for interested parties to initiate the development of research, development and innovation projects on climate services that respond to the needs expressed in the Horizon 2020 Roadmap for Climate Services, and initiatives such as the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the planned JPI-Climate ERA-Net.

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The workshop attracted around 85 participants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academics, representatives from research funding agencies, civil society actors, staff of private sector organisations, representatives of the JPI Climate Transdisciplinary Advisory Board and experts from the JPI Climate working group 2.

To set the stage for the discussions, invited speakers presented the European arenas and funding opportunities for climate services and developed their vision on the roles in developing and delivering climate services.
Speakers included:

  • Marco Gemmer, from the European Commission
  • Patrick Monfray, from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France) and JPI Climate
  • Jean-Noël Thépaut, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (UK)
  • Stefan Werner, from the City of Copenhagen
  • Inger Hanssen-Bauer, from the Norwegian Centre for Climate Services; Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • John Firth, from Acclimatise (UK)
  • Ralf Toumi, from Imperial College (UK)
  • Chris Hewitt, from the Met Office Hadley Centre (UK)
  • Janette Bessembinder, from the Royal Netherlands Metereological Institute and JPI Climate
  • Dagmar Bley, from the German Aerospace Center and JPI Climate
  • Florence Coroner, from JPI Oceans
  • Christine Bunthof, from FACCE JPI
  • Maurice Heral, from JPI Water

Find the recordings of the presentations here.

The presentations were followed by a brokerage session, animated by Roger Street (JPI Climate WG2), where the participants had the opportunity to identify research and innovation areas of common interest within and across sectors in order to develop project ideas. Some outcomes and initial concepts resulting from these fruitful discussions were then presented at plenary, where they were further discussed. It is expected that some of these discussions may lead to the development of future collaborative projects between the participants.

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JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Monday 15 June 2015