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An overview of the First Climateurope festival, that took place from 5 to 7 April 2017 in Valencia
VIDEO - Get a summary of what happened in Valencia Spain, April 5-7, 2017. If you are interested to know more, get in touch with us, and join us for the next Climateurope Festival
VIDEO - No one can do it alone. That's why, whether you make decisions which benefit from using climate information or you produce and provide climate information, the Climateurope network will be useful to you.
VIDEO - People with science and business background explain the way they look at climate services from their perspectives. From the first Climateurope Festival, held in Valencia
VIDEO - Know more on how to share experience, ideas, and knowledge: watch the video produced at the first Climateurope Festival, held in Valencia, Spain, April 5-7, 2017
Video, summary, and presentations. The Webinar took place on Tuesday 20 March 2017, 2017. It consisted of two talks: one on non-stationary bias in climate predictions, and the second on climate services.
An invitation to take part in an online survey about user needs for weather and climate information. Discover how to join and contribute to the Primavera Project
Video, summary, and presentations. The Webinar took place on Monday 23 January 2017. It consisted of two talks: one on forecast quality assessment, and the second on model drift analysis.
Video, summary, and presentations. The Webinar took place on Monday Monday 23 January 2017 at 10:30 CET Time. It consisted of two talks: one on some implications of Copernicus Climate Change Services, and, the second on user-relevant climate predictions
The UK Earth system modelling project is a joint venture between the Met Office and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) to develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Read the full newsletter here
The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2017 will be another very warm year globally but is unlikely to be a new record due to the absence of additional warming from El Niño. The global average temperature for 2017 is expected to be between 0.63 °C and 0.87 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C, with a central estimate of 0.75 °C....
Comparison of the social and scientific values of national climate projections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK
National climate projections are used to inform adaptation planning and decision-making in many countries. But why are such climate projections different from country to country, as seen in the modelling approaches chosen, or the way users were engaged? A joint research project by the University of Leeds and ETH Zurich explored how social and scientific values shaped the national climate projections of the Netherlands, Switzerland...
A new State of the Climate report confirmed that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year since at least the mid-to-late 19th century. Last year’s record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and one of the strongest El Niño events the globe has experienced since at least 1950. The report found that most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends...
Video, summary, and presentations. It consisted of two talks:one on the development of a Climate Monitoring Node, and , the second on the use of climate data in the insurance industry. The Webinar took place on Monday 12 December 2016.
Video, summary, and presentations. The Webinar took place on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 10:30 CET Time. It consisted of two talks: one on Climate services and infectious disease, the second on the link between climate modeling research and climate services
Although climate change and poverty are increasingly recognised as interlinked global problems, responses from governments and development agencies often focus on their scientific and economic dimensions only. This guide highlights the advantages and challenges of pursuing climate compatible development from a gender perspective. International frameworks are gradually reflecting gender issues better, but all too often wording about gender is simply added to existing policies, while...
The Global Challenges Foundation announce the launch of the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape. This competition is a quest to find new models of global cooperation capable of handling global risks. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century. Be part of the effort to safeguard our world for future generations. Be part...
Climate-KIC is organizing a ‘Climathon’: Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. The Challenge City sets up local climate change challenge reflecting their local urban challenges in areas including: Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Housing, Water Use, Waste Removal, City Satellite Data and more Participants come with their ideas & develop them during...
The European Commission has awarded grants to 28 new environment, climate action and circular economy projects as part of its Horizon 2020 programme. The new projects receive an EU contribution of about €119.4 million for research and innovation on circular economy, climate services, nature-based solutions or raw materials. All in all, more than 345 organisations from 44 different countries, including 27 EU Member States, will...
Video, summary, and presentations. The Webinar took place on Friday 28 October 2016. It consisted of two talks: “Communicating uncertainty in climate information: insights from the behavioural sciences", by Andrea Taylor, University of Leeds (UK) “Event attribution: from research to climate service”, by Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Royal National Meteorological Institute - KNMI (The Netherlands)
International conference on climate science and climate services, 5 to 7 October 2016, Met Office, UK
The European Climate Observations, Modelling and Services (ECOMS) Conference will be hosted by the Met Office. It will welcome 200 invited participants as well as speakers and panellists representing leading research institutions and international organisations including the European Commission, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). The European Commission established the ECOMS activity to ensure close coordination and cooperation across...
The Climate and Health Assessment connects the dots between climate change and its consequences for American public health more clearly than ever before. The new report (which is the product of three years of research by 13 federal agencies) emphasizes that climate change will continue to exacerbate existing threats to health as well as give rise to new ones. But like many scientific reports, it...
While private sector development and job creation are not new aspects of development policy, there is growing recognition that global development challenges are multi-faceted and complex, requiring collaborative, multi-stakeholder alliances between all sectors of society. This has been bolstered by pressure on public budgets for development cooperation and the need to complement these with private resources to finance the future development agenda. This study looks...
In a recent article published in Nature, a team of experts urge researchers to gear their studies, and the way they present their results, to the needs of policymakers. With the ink just dry on the Paris climate agreement, policymakers want to know how they can act most effectively. Ambition is high: the long-term goal is to keep the average warming of the planet to well below...
The seminar is part of ECMWF’s educational programme and is aimed at young scientists but also more established scientists that want to engage more with the challenges of Earth system modelling for seamless prediction. The deadline for registration is 4 August 2016. More info: http://www.ecmwf.int/en/learning/workshops-and-seminars/en/annual-seminar-2016
The deadline for submission of the pre-proposals for the Topic A of the ERA4CS has been extended until 30 June 2016
On Tuesday 10 May, at the occasion of the international Adaptation Futures 2016 Conference in Rotterdam, took place the official “go” to submit proposals for the joint call of ERA4CS.