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Seasonal-to-decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European<br/>Climate Services

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

Objective

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.

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Address

Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 319 520,28

Administrative Contact

Mar Rodríguez (Ms.)

Participants (20)

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 215 280

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 375 000

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 720 247,58

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 341 917

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 401 400

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 289 469

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 119 274

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 401 063

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 200

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 345 014,60

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 193 360,50

VORTEX FACTORIA DE CALCULS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 507,60

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 563 282,50

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 608 961,17

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 336 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 466 286

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 216 742,50

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 654 550,80

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 295 785,47

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308378

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 766 236,43

  • EU contribution

    € 8 224 862

Coordinated by:

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

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