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Provision of a prediction system allowing for management and optimization of snow in Alpine ski resorts

Objective

The PROSNOW project ambitions to build a demonstrator of a meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several months ahead applied to snow management, specifically tailored to the needs of the ski industry using a co-design approach. This novel climate service holds significant potential to increase the resilience of socio-economic mountain stakeholders and supports their real-time climate change adaptation potential. PROSNOW will apply state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to the predictability of atmospheric and snow conditions, then develop products well beyond state-of-the-art operational tools. Improved anticipation capabilities at all time scales, spanning from “weather forecast” (up to 5 days typically) to “climate prediction” at the seasonal scale (up to several months), will be achieved through a seamless integration of weather and seasonal prediction products, together with snowpack models, in-situ and remotely-sensed observations and cutting-edge statistical tools in support of the decision making process. The project proposes an Alpine-wide system (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy). It will associate research institutions for weather forecasts, climate predictions at the seasonal scale and snowpack modeling, a group of providers proposing high tech solutions for snow monitoring and management, and a relevant ensemble of eight representative resorts in the Alps. The added value of such services for ski resorts will be investigated and documented, making it possible to initiate a commercial exploitation of the service at the end of the project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

METEO-FRANCE
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 517 500

Participants (12)

EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 472 080
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
RAMBOLL FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 564 787,48
Address
155 Rue Louis De Broglie Immeuble Le Cezanne
13100 Aix-en-provence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 340 396,25
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 383 750
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 265 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 250
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 056,25
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALPSOLUT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 737,50
Address
Via Saroch 1098 A
23030 Livigno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOALPIN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 500
Address
Via Piero Agostini 2
39100 Bolzano Bz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CGX AERO
France
EU contribution
€ 31 084,38
Address
Espace Entreprises Le Causse
81100 Castres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SNOWSAT
France
EU contribution
€ 29 356,25
Address
51 Chemin Du Veux Chene
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIANEIGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 30 117,50
Address
16 I Chemin De Malacher
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)