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CLImate INTelligence: Extreme events detection, attribution and adaptation design using machine learning

Objective

Weather and climate extremes pose challenges for adaptation and mitigation policies as well as disaster risk management, emphasizing the value of Climate Services in supporting strategic decision-making. Today Climate Services can benefit from an unprecedented availability of data, in particular from the Copernicus Climate Change Service, and from recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to exploit the full potential of these data. The main objective of CLINT is the development of an AI framework composed of Machine Learning (ML) techniques and algorithms to process big climate datasets for improving Climate Science in the detection, causation and attribution of Extreme Events, including tropical cyclones, heatwaves and warm nights, and extreme droughts, along with compound events and concurrent extremes. Specifically, the framework will support (1) the detection of spatial and temporal patterns, and evolutions of climatological fields associated with Extreme Events, (2) the validation of the physically based nature of causality discovered by ML algorithms, and (3) the attribution of past and future Extreme Events to emissions of greenhouse gases and other anthropogenic forcing. The framework will also cover the quantification of the Extreme Events impacts on a variety of socio-economic sectors under historical, forecasted and projected climate conditions by developing innovative and sectorial AI-enhanced Climate Services. These will be demonstrated across different spatial scales, from the pan European scale to support EU policies addressing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to the local scale in three types of Climate Change Hotspots. Finally, these services will be operationalized into Web Processing Services, according to most advanced open data and software standards by Climate Services Information Systems, and into a Demonstrator to facilitate the uptake of project results by public and private entities for research and Climate Services development.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 101 670,51

Participants (14)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 720 768,03
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 420,33
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 617,99
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 601 511,43
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 948,20
Address
Botter 11 29
8232 JN Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E3-MODELLING AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 148 250,41
Address
Panormou 70-72
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CLIMATE DATA FACTORY
France
EU contribution
€ 462 476,64
Address
12 Rue De Belzunce
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 448 145,93
Address
Bundesstrasse 45A
20146 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 456 854,90
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 640,35
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 850,48
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 191,25
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIOM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 181 748,08
Address
Technologielaan 3
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 625,45
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments