MEDiterranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions
MEDSCOPE aims at improving climate information and data obtained from seasonal forecasts in the Mediterranean area. This information and data will feed into climate services in different socio–economic sectors relevant to the region
MEDSCOPE enhances knowledge of key mechanisms,like teleconnections from tropical oceans or land surface–atmosphere interactions, that might influence climate variability over the Mediterranean region on different time-scales, improving the understanding of possible sources of predictability for the area.
This advanced understanding has led to the development of a software package (Climate Service Toolbox, CSTools),which contains process-based methods for forecast calibration, bias correction, statistical and stochastic downscaling, optimal forecast combination and multivariate verification
These tools allow obtaining tailored products and better exploiting dynamical seasonal forecaststo provide information relevant to public and private stakeholders in a number of important social and economic sectors in the Mediterranean region.
My name is Silvio Gualdi (PhD, email@example.com)and I work at CMCC in Bologna, where I lead the Division of Climate Simulations and Predictions. My main research interests relate to climate variability and the capability to predict it, with a special emphasis on the European and Mediterranean region. I am convinced that an enhanced capability to anticipate possible adverse (or favourable) climatic conditions might improve the quality of life of a large number of people.
CMCC coordinates the project and, among other tasks, contributes to the investigation of the sources of predictability for the Mediterranean area, performing the project coordinated sensitivity experiments.
BSC is co-coordinator of the project and investigates, among others, teleconnection with low latitudes.
BSC also leads work on calibration, verification and information synthesis, coordinating the building and release of MEDSCOPE toolbox. BSC participates in the work on climate services and leads the task on wind energy.
ISAC–CNR leads the task on teleconnection with mid–latitudes and investigates teleconnections with low–latitudes, contributing to set up and analyses of the coordinated sensitivity experiments ISAC participates in the work on climate services by contributing to the development of hydrological products.
METEO-FRANCE also contributes to the coordinated sensitivity experiment set up, production and analysis. Meteo–France leads the task on bias correction and forecast calibration and contributes to the implementation of advanced multivariable forecast scores. In the work on climate services it it contributes to those on renewable energy, water management, and agriculture and forestry.
AEMET leads the development of empirical forecast systems and contributes to the development of tools for bias correction, calibration, statistical downscaling, and forecast system combination and selection of sub-ensembles for applications. In the work on climate services it contributes on hydrology, to services for renewable energy, agriculture and forestry, and to the activities of communication.
INRA is in charge of WP4 data storage management.
RMI among others works on bias correction and forecast calibration, and on statistical downscaling in it contributes to the task on hydrological products, where post-processing tools are developed and applied to provide information on floods.
Plan-Bleu contributes to the capitalization and communication of the project products.
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