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Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach

Objective

CRESCENDO brings together seven Earth System Modelling (ESM) groups with three Integrated Assessment Modelling teams, as well as experts in ESM evaluation, ESM projection and feedback analysis, climate impacts and science communication to address the following goals; (i) improve the process-realism and simulation-quality of European ESMs in order to increase the reliability of future Earth system projections; (ii) develop and apply a community ESM evaluation tool allowing routine ESM performance benchmarking, process-based ESM evaluation and the analysis of Earth system projections. The resulting tool will be installed and made openly-available on the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF); (iii) further develop the discipline of emergent constraints in order to better constrain the representation of key biogeochemical and aerosol feedbacks in ESMs and thereby reduce overall uncertainty in Earth system projections; (iv) quantify the effective radiative forcing of key biogeochemical and aerosol feedbacks in ESM projections; (v) contribute to the development of a new set of combined socio-economic and climate emission scenarios that more explicitly link future socio-economic development pathways with global radiative forcing; (vi) apply the project ESMs to these new scenario data to generate an ensemble of Earth system projections for the coming century and, in combination with the underlying socio-economic scenarios, use these projections to assess joint risks and co-benefits related to climate change, climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation; (vii) ensure data produced by CRESCENDO is available to the international community through timely archival on the ESGF and work closely with climate impact assessment and regional downscaling teams to ensure maximum uptake and use of these data in such complementary areas of science; (viii) actively disseminate knowledge generated in CRESCENDO to fellow scientists, policymakers and the general public.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 513 501,25

Participants (24)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 300 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 344 442,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 556 635
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 881 933,75
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 760 502,50
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 728 650
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 574 030
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 644 490
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 654 285
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 568 425
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 400
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 675 850
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 610 463,75
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 750
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 744 370
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 318 360
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 354 750
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 050
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 065
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 400
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 410 860
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 137 875
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 787,50
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments