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Innovating Climate services through Integrating Scientific and local Knowledge

Objective

Climate Services (CS) are crucial in empowering citizens, stakeholders and decision-makers in defining resilient pathways to adapt to climate change and extreme events. Despite advances in scientific data and knowledge (e.g. Copernicus, GEOSS), current CS fail to achieve their full value-proposition to end-users. Challenges include incorporation of social and behavioural factors, local needs, knowledge and the customs of end-users. I-CISK will develop a next generation of end-user CS, which follow a social and behaviourally informed approach to co-producing services that meet climate information needs at a relevant spatial and temporal scale. I-CISK takes a trans-disciplinary approach to developing CS by working with stakeholders in 7 Living Labs established in climate hotspots in Europe, it's neighbours, and Africa, to address climate change and extremes (droughts, floods and heatwaves) faced by agriculture, forestry, tourism, energy, health, and the humanitarian sectors. With end-users, I-CISK will co-design, co-create, co-implement, and co-evaluate pre-operational CS that provide a step-change in integrating local knowledge, perceptions and preferences with scientific knowledge. This co-production framework is unique as it (i) links climate impact and adaptation at different temporal scales from (sub)-seasonal forecasts through to climate scale projections, and (ii) explicitly considers the human-climate feedbacks of adaptation and options in a multi-timescale, multi-sector, and multi-hazard setting. The novel CS will be built on a highly customisable cloud-based web platform that I-CISK develops; freely available, and easily replicable. The I-CISK co-production framework, supported by online open courses, guidelines, business stories and strategic dissemination, will catalyse the production and adoption of CS that integrate end-user local knowledge with scientific knowledge, contribute to improved decisions and policies, and a flourishing market for end-user CS

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-2
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Coordinator

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 760 900

Participants (12)

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 390 985
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 530 620
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 487 812,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 482,50
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 391 675
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HET NEDERLANDSE RODE KRUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 310 892,50
Address
Anna Von Saksenlaan 50
2593 HT Den Haag
Activity type
Other
GECOSISTEMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 350,63
Address
Piazza Malatesta 21
47900 Rimini Rn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAUCASUS ENVIRONMENTAL NGO NETWORK ASSOCIATION
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 268 035
Address
27, Betlemi Street
0105 Tbilisi
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 327 501,25
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
52 NORTH SPATIAL INFORMATION RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 872,50
Address
Martin Luther King Weg 24
48155 Munster
Activity type
Other
IDEAS SCIENCE KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 299 870
Address
Oroszvar Utca 5. 1. Em
1173 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMVIS SYMVOULOI MICHANIKOI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 273 810
Address
Odos Paparrigopoulou 21
15343 Agia Paraskevi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)