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Enabling CLimate Information Services for Europe - ECLISE

Enabling CLimate Information Services for Europe - ECLISE

Objective

Climate and climate change has high impact on society. Better understanding and improved prediction skills of future weather and climate is vital to protect lives, goods and infrastructures. Different sectors of society and infrastructure are more or less designed to accommodate the current level of climate variability. The prospect of a changing climate necessitates adapting these designs. To prevent high costs, it is of paramount importance that the most reliable and accurate climate information is used to underpin the development of new adaptation strategies.

In response to this need, climate scientists, in close cooperation with climate impact specialists, have started to generate and provide information on future climate projections, aimed at supporting adaptation policies. These efforts are often organized at a national level and, at present, differ considerably in the methods used and the level of user involvement. It has been recognized (WMO-WCC3, EU White paper on Adaptation) that coordination of climate services at an international level would greatly advance the benefits of climate science for adaptation policies. This effort must find a way to deal with the strong local nature of climate impacts and adaptation needs.

The central objective of ECLISE is to take the first step towards the realisation of a European Climate Service. ECLISE is a European effort in which researchers, in close cooperation with users, develop and demonstrate local climate services to support climate adaption policies. It does so by providing climate services for several climate-vulnerable regions in Europe, organized at a sectorial level: coastal defence, cities, water resources and energy production. Furthermore, ECLISE will define, in conceptual terms, how a pan-European Climate Service could be developed in the future, based on experiences from the aforementioned local services and the involvement of a broader set of European decision makers and stakeholders.
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Coordinator

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Address

Utrechtseweg 297
3731 Ga De Bilt

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 547 350

Administrative Contact

Milene Kempenaars (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

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SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 535 406,25

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 467 034,75

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 388 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 401,50

UNI RESEARCH AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 138 060

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 370 875

INSTITUTUL DE GEOGRAFIE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 162 300

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 178 500

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 222 060

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 102 183

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265240

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 477 194

  • EU contribution

    € 3 408 670,50

Coordinated by:

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands