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Seasonal-to-decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European
Climate Services

Objectif

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) sponsored the Global Framework on Climate Services (GFCS) where the need for actionable climate information for periods from several months up to several years for economic, industrial and political planning has been expressed. However, progress in seasonal forecasting has been slow and decadal forecasting is still incipient. At the same time, new model components to address the role of sea ice, land surface, stratosphere, ocean and their resolution in global models are now available from the climate change and weather forecasting communities. Methods for sophisticated downscaling and calibration for local, reliable climate predictions are scarce in Europe. In this context, SPECS aims to identify the main problems in climate prediction and investigate a battery of solutions from a seamless perspective. SPECS will undertake research and dissemination activities to deliver a new generation of European climate forecast systems, with improved forecast quality and efficient regionalisation tools to produce reliable, local climate information over land at seasonal-to-decadal time scales, and provide an enhanced communication protocol and services to
satisfy the climate information needs of a wide range of public and private stakeholders. The improved understanding and seamless predictions will offer better estimates of the future frequency of high-impact,extreme climatic events and of the prediction uncertainty. New services to
convey climate information and its quality will be used. SPECS will be,among other things, the glue to coalesce the outcome of previous researchefforts that hardly took climate prediction into account. SPECS will ensure interoperability so as to easily incorporate their application in
an operational context, provide the basis for improving the capacity of European policy making, industry and society to adapt to near-future climate variations and a coordinated response to some of the GFCS components.

Appel à propositions

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
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Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Espagne
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Research Organisations
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€ 319 520,28
Contact administratif
Mar Rodríguez (Ms.)

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS
Brésil
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€ 215 280
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Avenida Dos Astronautas 1758
12227-010 Sao Jose Dos Campos
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Research Organisations
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Yara Ferreira (Mrs.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Allemagne
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€ 375 000
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
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Research Organisations
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Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Pays-Bas
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€ 720 247,58
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Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
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Research Organisations
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Jeroen Sassen (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 341 917
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Linda Pialek (Ms.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
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€ 401 400
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Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
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Research Organisations
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Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
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€ 289 469
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Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
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Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norvège
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€ 119 274
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Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
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Research Organisations
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Yvan Orsolini (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italie
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€ 401 063
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
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Research Organisations
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Addamo Giovanni (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
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€ 91 200
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Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
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Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
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€ 345 014,60
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The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
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Sarah Hill (Ms.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norvège
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€ 193 360,50
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Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
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Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
VORTEX FACTORIA DE CALCULS SL
Espagne
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€ 90 507,60
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Calle Marie Curie 8
08042 Barcelona
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Gil Lizcano (Dr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
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€ 563 282,50
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Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
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Paula Newton (Ms.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Suède
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€ 608 961,17
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Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
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Monica Wallgren (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 336 000
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Other
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Ludovic Hamon (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
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€ 466 286
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Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
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Rowan Sutton (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Espagne
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€ 216 742,50
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
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€ 654 550,80
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Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
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Research Organisations
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Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Allemagne
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€ 180 000
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Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Martina Gericke (Mrs.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA
Espagne
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€ 1 295 785,47
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Carrer Doctor Trueta 203 3R Pis
08005 Barcelona
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Research Organisations
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Mar Rodriguez (Ms.)