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EUropean CLimate  and weather Events: Interpretation and Attribution

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.

Coordinator

MET OFFICE

Address

Fitzroy Road
Ex1 3pb Exeter

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 381 275,61

Administrative Contact

Paula Newton (Ms)

Participants (11)

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 297 739

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 317 760

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 149

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 74 268,76

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 158 362

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 444 614,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 231 890

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 372 576,80

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 272

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 994

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 64 013,24

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607085

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    13 November 2013

  • End date

    1 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 061 705,86

  • EU contribution

    € 2 990 915,16

Coordinated by:

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom