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2018, 10th July

First year completed

One year into the project implementation, the CLARA consortium is well on-track to successfully complete the envisaged activities and realise the expected/intended impacts.

From the onset of the project, we paid emphasis to consolidating the shared understanding of the key climate innovation concepts employed within the project, as well as the current innovation trends in Europe. To this end we organised 18 invited lectures and webinars by distinguished experts and professionals including Paola Agostini (CMCC), Alastair Baglee (Acclimatise), Francesco Bosello (CMCC), Paul Bowyer (GERICS - Climate Service Center Germany), Anca Brookshaw (ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Arianna Cecchi (Climate-KIC Italy), Louise Crochemore (SMHI), Alessandro Dell’Aquila (ENEA - National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Magnuz Engardt (SMHI), Thanh-Tâm Lê (Climate-KIC for the Mediterranean), Albert Soret Miravet (BSC - Barcelona Supercomputing Centre), Maria Nouger (IEA - Institute for Environmental Analytics), Adriaan Perrels (FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute), Christiana Photiadou (KNMI - Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), Guido Schmidt (Freshthoughts), Marta Bruno Soares (University of Leeds), Roger Street (Oxford University and JPI Climate), Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), and Dickie Whitaker (OASIS LMF - Oasis Loss Modelling Framework). We have compiled a methodological sourcebook and guidance for the development of the climate services.

To foster the users’ engagement and co-generation of the services, we have established a Multi-User Forum (MUF) that comprises public bodies and authorities, irrigators’ associations, energy producers, civil protection, insurance companies, and other financial organisations. The MUF plays a crucial role in co-designing the innovative application, informing and reviewing the project’s development, and stimulated collaboration among the end-users, purveyors, and services providers. The MUF comprises around 60 members from various organisations and sectors.

The Multi-User Forum is organized in five Task Forces, in addition to representatives from the Copernicus User Fora from Italy, Sweden and Spain. We consider therefore the Forum as the most appropriate delivery infrastructure for CLARA’s products to build upon the already-existing European national investments in climate change adaptation and the ideal follow up to the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy. The first MUF workshop (MUF-1) took place in Stockholm on 6-7 March 2018, attended by 31 MUF members and 28 participants from the CLARA consortium

Fourteen CLARA-enabled and/or -enhanced climate services build upon the seasonal and decadal forecasts as well as future climate projections of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and simplify their use. For each service we have completed specification of user requirements and description of choices informed, and portrayed users’ agreed technical and technological implementation, conducted pilot applications and drafted initial business and marketing model/plan. Trial applications of the services were scheduled early in the project implementation in order to empirically underpin the assessment of economic and/or financial value-added unleashed. To guide this assessment we have developed and continuously refine an assessment framework and methodological toolkit.

Dissemination and outreach actions aptly complement the above activities. We have initiated a multi-project Task Force on evaluation of climate services from users’ perspective; contributed to an expert workshop organised by JPI Climate, Copernicus C3S on climate services for disaster risk reduction; organised conference sessions and contributed to the Climate KIC Journey Summer School and the Summer School of the ERA4CS.

2018, 10th July

First year completed

 

One year into the project implementation, the CLARA consortium is well on-track to successfully complete the envisaged activities and realise the expected/intended impacts.

From the onset of the project, we paid emphasis to consolidating the shared understanding of the key climate innovation concepts employed within the project, as well as the current innovation trends in Europe. To this end we organised 18 invited lectures and webinars by distinguished experts and professionals including Paola Agostini (CMCC), Alastair Baglee (Acclimatise), Francesco Bosello (CMCC), Paul Bowyer (GERICS - Climate Service Center Germany), Anca Brookshaw (ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Arianna Cecchi (Climate-KIC Italy), Louise Crochemore (SMHI), Alessandro Dell’Aquila (ENEA - National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Magnuz Engardt (SMHI), Thanh-Tâm Lê (Climate-KIC for the Mediterranean), Albert Soret Miravet (BSC - Barcelona Supercomputing Centre), Maria Nouger (IEA - Institute for Environmental Analytics), Adriaan Perrels (FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute), Christiana Photiadou (KNMI - Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), Guido Schmidt (Freshthoughts), Marta Bruno Soares (University of Leeds), Roger Street (Oxford University and JPI Climate), Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), and Dickie Whitaker (OASIS LMF - Oasis Loss Modelling Framework). We have compiled a methodological sourcebook and guidance for the development of the climate services.

To foster the users’ engagement and co-generation of the services, we have established a Multi-User Forum (MUF) that comprises public bodies and authorities, irrigators’ associations, energy producers, civil protection, insurance companies, and other financial organisations. The MUF plays a crucial role in co-designing the innovative application, informing and reviewing the project’s development, and stimulated collaboration among the end-users, purveyors, and services providers. The MUF comprises around 60 members from various organisations and sectors.

The Multi-User Forum is organized in five Task Forces, in addition to representatives from the Copernicus User Fora from Italy, Sweden and Spain. We consider therefore the Forum as the most appropriate delivery infrastructure for CLARA’s products to build upon the already-existing European national investments in climate change adaptation and the ideal follow up to the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy. The first MUF workshop (MUF-1) took place in Stockholm on 6-7 March 2018, attended by 31 MUF members and 28 participants from the CLARA consortium

Fourteen CLARA-enabled and/or -enhanced climate services build upon the seasonal and decadal forecasts as well as future climate projections of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and simplify their use. For each service we have completed specification of user requirements and description of choices informed, and portrayed users’ agreed technical and technological implementation, conducted pilot applications and drafted initial business and marketing model/plan. Trial applications of the services were scheduled early in the project implementation in order to empirically underpin the assessment of economic and/or financial value-added unleashed. To guide this assessment we have developed and continuously refine an assessment framework and methodological toolkit.

Dissemination and outreach actions aptly complement the above activities. We have initiated a multi-project Task Force on evaluation of climate services from users’ perspective; contributed to an expert workshop organised by JPI Climate, Copernicus C3S on climate services for disaster risk reduction; organised conference sessions and contributed to the Climate KIC Journey Summer School and the Summer School of the ERA4CS.