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EUropean CLimate and weather Events: Interpretation and Attribution

Objective

Climate change is expected to impact extreme weather in Europe. There is therefore a clear need to adapt effectively to climate change, particularly in Europe, where recent heatwaves, floods and droughts have demonstrated the vulnerability of European citizens to extreme weather. However, scientifically robust information about the extent to which recent extreme weather can be linked to climate variability and change is often lacking. There is therefore a clear need to develop better information on weather and climate risks as part of the operational capacities in the climate change context of GMES.

EUCLEIA will develop the means to provide reliable information about weather and climate risks by developing a quasi-operational event attribution system for Europe. This system will be used to investigate heat waves, cold spells, floods, droughts and storm surges by means of developing a comprehensive set of diagnostics of the processes under study. It will provide well verified assessments of the extent to which such weather-related risks have changed due to human influences on climate. It will also identify those types of weather events where the science is still too uncertain to make a robust assessment of attributable risk.

EUCLEIA will work closely with targeted stakeholder groups, including the insurance industry, regional managers and policy makers, general public and the legal field, to establish user requirements for event attribution products and to facilitate the development of climate attribution strategies. The attribution system developed by EUCLEIA will deliver reliable and user-relevant attribution assessments on a range of timescales; on a fast track basis in the immediate aftermath of extreme events, on a seasonal basis to stakeholder groups and annually to the scientifically prestigious annual attribution supplement of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MET OFFICE
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 381 275,61
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Ms)

Participants (11)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 297 739
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sonia Seneviratne (Prof)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 317 760
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronique Debisschop (Ms)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 149
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 268,76
Address
Carrer Doctor Trueta 203 3R Pis
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Rodríguez Rodrigo (Ms)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 158 362
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torben S. Larsen
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 444 614,75
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milene Kempenaars (Mrs)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 231 890
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Prof)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 576,80
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 272
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simone Lantz (Ms)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 254 994
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenia Shadlova (Mrs)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 013,24
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Rodriquez (Ms)