Project: Innovation in Climate Services Provision

Acronym INNOVA
Duration 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2020
Project Topic In order to help society manage the impacts of climatic changes and find innovative climate risk management solutions, we propose the project INNOVA: Innovation for Climate Services Provision. The primary objectives of INNOVA are: 1) the co-development of innovative solutions to transform climate risks into opportunities actively engaging a variety of stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, companies, public bodies, experts, and other talented professionals; and 2) the identification of measures for evaluating and monitoring, up-scaling, and replicating efficient current and future innovative climate services for decision making on managing climate risks taking into account their added value. The project aims to consolidate knowledge from leading earlier and on-going European initiatives and to distil specific complementary climate services essential for the enhancement and adoption of innovative solutions to support climate risk management. The project follows the broad definition of the European Roadmap for Climate Services going beyond simple descriptive analyses of climate risk management efforts supported by climate data on observations and projections and will provide prototypes including viable business models and practical innovation frameworks, and recommendations for creating and up-scaling opportunities through adaptive co-management approaches. Speeding up social and technological actions for climate risk management and generating opportunities are fundamental for solving the Europe’s societal challenge of climate change.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Helmholtz-Centre for Materials and Coastal Research Coordinator Germany
2 ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH Partner Germany
5 Wageningen Environmental Research Institute Partner Netherlands