ERA4CS Joint Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development

Basic Information

The present joint call will be financed by ERA4CS partners from 18 countries, contributing either by cash funding or by in-kind re-sources, plus co-funding from the European Commission (Grant Agreement reference 690462). A total budget of about 72 Mio € has been provisionally allocated for this call to support 3 years research projects.

Network ERA4CS
Aim of the joint call The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (incl. adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call. At the same time ERA4CS aims to improve the scientific expertise on Climate Change risks and adaptation options, and to connect that knowledge with decision-making, e.g. by developing and assessing climate adaptation strategies and pathways at different scales (regions, cities, catchments, vulnerable sectors, etc.). To improve user adoption of and satisfaction with CS, the overall aim is to research and advance CS development by supporting scientific research for developing better tools, methods and standards on how to produce, transfer, communicate and use reliable climate information to cope with current and future climate variability and change across national boundaries.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 01/03/2016
Deadline Pre-Proposal 30/06/2016 Submitted proposal: 66
Deadline Full-Proposal 15/11/2016 Submitted proposal: 48
Evaluation End Date 28/02/2017 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 26
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Addressing global issues
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
  • Addressing specific policy issues
Research fields
  • Environment
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
Austria University of Graz (UNIGRAZ)
Belgium Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
Belgium Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI)
Czech Republic Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i. (CVGZ)
Denmark Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark (Innofond)
European Union European Commission (EC)
Finland Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
France Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA)
France National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
France National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
France National Institute for Geographic and Forestry Information (IGN)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Germany Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
Greece National Center for Scientific Research (DEMOKRITOS)
Ireland Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA)
Ireland Met Ireland (Met.IE)
Italy Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC)
Italy Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Netherlands Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
Norway Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET NO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Portugal FCiencias.ID - Association for the Investigation and Development of Sciences (FC.ID)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Romania National Meteorological Administration - Ministry of Environment (METEO-Ro)
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Science (SAS/SAV)
Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Spain Rovira i Virgili University (RiVU)
Spain The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Spain The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET)
Spain University of Cantabria (UoC)
Sweden Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Sweden Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
United Kingdom UK MET OFFICE (MET)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AQUACLEW Advancing QUAlity of CLimate services for European Water 18/09/2017 17/09/2020 8
CIREG Climate information for integrated renewable electricity gen... 01/12/2017 30/11/2020 7
CLIM2POWER Translating climate data into power plants operational guida... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 12
CLIMALERT CLIMALERT: Climate Alert Smart System for Sustainable Water ... 18/09/2017 17/09/2020 4
CLISWELN Climate Services for the Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus 01/10/2017 30/09/2020 4
CO-MICC Supporting risk assessment and adaptation at multiple spatia... 01/11/2017 31/10/2020 8
CitiSense Citizen Sensing – Urban Climate Resilience through Participa... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 4
ClimApp Translating climate service information into personalized ad... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 4
ClimINVEST Informations climatiques pour les décisions d'investissement 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 5
Co-Cli-Serv Co-development of place-based climate services for action 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 8
CoCLiME Co-development of Climate services for adaptation to changin... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 12
DustClim Dust Storms Assessment for the development of user-oriented ... 01/09/2017 31/08/2020 5
ECLISEA European advances on CLImate services for coasts and SEAs 01/09/2017 31/08/2020 5
EUPHEME EUropean Prototype demonstrator for the Harmonisation and Ev... 01/09/2017 31/08/2020 9
EVOKED Enhancing the value of climate data – translating risk and u... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 8
INDECIS Integrated approach for the development across Europe of use... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 16
INNOVA Innovation in Climate Services Provision 01/10/2017 30/09/2020 5
INSeaPTION INtegrating SEA-level Projections in climate services for co... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 6
ISIpedia The open inter-sectoral impacts encyclopedia 18/09/2017 17/09/2020 12
MEDSCOPE MEDiterranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 7
SALIENSEAS Enhancing the Salience of climate services for marine mobili... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 5
SERV_FORFIRE Integrated services and approaches for Assessing effects of ... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 6
Senses Climate Change ScENario SErviceS: Mapping the future 18/09/2017 17/09/2020 5
URCLIM URban CLIMate services 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 7
WATExR Integration of climate seasonal prediction and ecosystem imp... 15/09/2017 14/09/2020 8
WINDSURFER WINDSURFER: WIND and wave Scenarios, Uncertainty and climate... 15/10/2017 14/10/2020 8