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

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Address

Woodhouse Lane
Ls2 9jt Leeds

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 482 451,25

Participants (25)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 312 500

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 344 442,50

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 556 635

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 881 933,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 760 502,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 728 650

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 574 030

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 644 490

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 654 285

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 671 013,19

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 259 400

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 688 350

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 610 463,75

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 109 161,81

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 744 370

Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure)

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 318 360

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 354 750

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 455 050

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 065

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 450

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 410 860

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 137 875

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 787,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641816

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 003 511,25

  • EU contribution

    € 14 338 876,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom