Innovation in Climate Services Provision
INNOVA aims to co-develop climate services in a bottom-up approach to support the climate change policy cycle for local adaptation. INNOVA is identifying and exploring innovative ways to speed up and simplify the use of climate services at the local scale, including applying the business model concept in the climate service development processes. This is tested in four distinct hubs: Guadeloupe archipelago and Martinique (French West Indies Islands), Kiel Bay (Germany), Valencia, (Spain) and Nijmegen (The Netherlands). The main elements of INNOVA include the user-driven services, innovation support and engagement with multiple stakeholders for innovative climate services for local adaptation.
A user-oriented climate data platform is co-developed with the local actorsto assist managers to adapt to the changing environment.
There are generic and easy-to-understand methods and processes (called “service development models”)to assist local stakeholders and their climate change partners to develop climate services that can be applied for their specific conditions, challenges and opportunities.
Transdisciplinary knowledge exchange and providing business models for the implementation and knowledge brokerage instrumentsto increase the uptake of these steps elsewhere.
Prof. Dr. María Máñez Costa, Dr. Louis Celliers and Jo-Ting Huang-Lachmann are the coordination team of INNOVA and we enjoy very much the processes of co-developing with the INNOVA hubs to steer the innovative climate service provision for local adaptation on the topics of water, agriculture, nature-based adaptation and coastal climate services.
German Climate Service Centre (GERICS) of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG, Germany) is the consortium leader and expert in participatory modelling and systems dynamics. ECOLOGIC (Germany) is the Kiel Bay hub leader with a particular interest in perception, risk and vulnerability assessment. Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) of Wageningen University and Research is the hub leader of Nijmegen on the river Waal in the Netherlands. Université des Antilles (UA) from the French West-Indies are leading the Guadeloupe and Martinique hub and the development of a data and knowledge hub for local climate service development. Finaly, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) is responsible for the Valencia hub and the overall development of a model for climate service development. An important element of the INNOVA project is the incorporation of users as part of the research team. These users are from the four hubs and form an advisory board for the project. These stakeholders are Aguas de Valencia, (Spain), City of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), French National Institute for Agricultural Research Antilles-Guyane (Guadeloupe and Martinique) and Kiel Bay Climate Alliance (Germany).
All documents can be found on the INNOVA project documents page
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