Project: Enhancing the Salience of climate services for marine mobility Sectors in European Arctic Seas

Duration 15/09/2017 - 14/09/2020
Project Topic The rapid warming in the Arctic ocean environment has profound socio-economic consequences, which generates a strong call from local communities and various marine sectors for more user-specified climate services. Currently, there is limited availability of, and accessibility to, high-quality Arctic climate information for operational and strategic decision making. The SALIENSEAS project will co-develop, in a team of social and natural scientists, met-ocean service personnel, and end-users, climate Arctic forecast products tailored to key social, environmental and economic needs. Based on a thorough understanding of the current mobility patterns and challenges, as well as the uptake and need for climate services in several mobile Arctic ocean end-user groups, a range of demonstration services will be co-defined and co-produced with these stakeholders. During the project period we will conduct in-depth social science research in relevant end-user practices, disseminate forecast products to end-users of climate information, and develop a more participatory, flexible and tailored approach to developing forecast products. Moreover, Arctic sub-seasonal and seasonal prediction capabilities and climate projections in the Arctic will be systematically exploited, in order to establish baseline expectations for predictive power and to guide advances in predictive capability. The SALIENSEAS project brings together a strong consortium of international research institutes, whereby high-level experts on Arctic socio-economic sectors and governance processes, weather and climate prediction, and data dissemination will work in line with stakeholder representatives. The developed tailored forecast products will be merged into Norway’s and Denmark’s met-ocean and sea-ice forecasting infrastructures and maintained and developed beyond the lifetime of this project.
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Network ERA4CS
Call ERA4CS Joint Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Wageningen University and Research Coordinator Netherlands
2 Danish Meteorological Institute Partner Denmark
3 Norwegian Meteorological Institute Partner Norway
4 University of Tromso, Norwegian College of Fishery Science Partner Norway
5 Umea University, Department of Geography and Economic History Partner Sweden