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Exploiting the Added Value of Climate Services - From Climate Service Concepts to Piloting and Proof-of-Concept

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Exploiting the Added Value of Climate Services - From Climate Service Concepts to Piloting and Proof-of-Concept

  1. 1. Table 1. Top 10 European Institutes participating in projects relevant to theme ‘from climate service concepts to piloting and proof-of-concept’ (including one Swedish research institute). References EC, 2015a – European Commission – Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016 – 2017 12. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017 /main/h2020-wp1617-climate_en.pdf) EC, 2015b – European Commission – A European research and innovation roadmap for climate services (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/european- research-and-innovation-roadmap-climate-services) EXPLOITING THE ADDED VALUE OF CLIMATE SERVICES FROM CLIMATE SERVICE CONCEPTS TO PILOTING AND PROOF-OF-CONCEPT John Gallagher & Aonghus McNabola Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin PROJECT OVERVIEW Horizon 2020 represents a major source of EU funding and opportunities for Irish researchers (in HEIs, industry and NGOs). One of the main areas of funding within Horizon 2020 is the “Societal Challenges” programme. This EPA Small Scale Studies project (2015-CCRP-SS-4) is focused on opportunities for Irish researchers for participation in the Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials societal challenge (Societal Challenge 5). Specifically the project is concerned with the topic on “Exploiting the added value of climate services – b) from climate service concepts to piloting and proof-of-concept” (SC5-01- 2017) which will be issued in 2017 (EC, 2015a). This study maps research excellence and capacity in Ireland and at EU level in the area “from climate service concepts to piloting and proof-of-concept”. The outputs of the study will support researchers who wish to participate in consortia applying for funding under this topic in the forthcoming 2017 call. SUB-THEMES Due to the large number of projects, seven key sub-themes were identified to help categorise the opportunities that exist to meet this challenge: • Weather • Agriculture • Water • Energy • Society • Atmosphere • Coastal/Marine This aimed to help narrow the search for suitable consortium partners for a specific topic. The leading research institutes that have participated in projects related to each sub-theme are identified within the project report. What is the importance of climate services? “Climate services have the potential of becoming a supportive and flourishing market, where public and private operators provide a range of services and products that can better inform decision makers at all levels, from public administrations to business operators, when taking decisions for which the implications of a changing climate are an issue.” (EA, 2015b) What can be achieved under this call? “…the development of climate services concepts that are ready to be used, or show potential for future deployment, demonstrating the added value of using climate information and services by end-users in their operational decision-making.” (EC, 2015a) Rank Research Institute No. Country Lead Partner 1 European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts* 15 United Kingdom 4 11 2 Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut Knmi* 13 Netherlands 4 9 3 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)* 12 France 1 11 4 Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften EV* 11 Germany 1 10 5 Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut* 9 Sweden 1 8 6 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche* 8 Italy 2 6 7 Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission* 7 Belgium 0 7 8 The University of Reading* 7 United Kingdom 1 6 9 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine* 6 United Kingdom 0 6 10 Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique* 5 France 0 5 * Denotes existing Irish collaboration with this research institute. What is climate services? “a range of services and products that can better inform decision-makers at all levels, from public administrations to business operators, when taking decisions for which the implications of a changing climate are an issue” (EC, 2015b) MAPPING RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN EUROPE A mapping exercise was undertaken to identify the leading research institutes in Europe participating in projects that are relevant to call ‘from climate service concepts to piloting and proof-of-concept’. These institutes are listed in Table 1 and located in the figure below. The database of 72 projects was generated by searching a range of European funding programmes including: Horizon 2020, Framework Programme (FP7) & Life & Life+. The projects were cross-referenced with large European programmes that manage large climate datasets, in particular the COPERNICUS project database. To identify relevant projects the keyword ‘climate’ was used in the initial search of projects for this call. EXPECTED IMPACTS The call has identified the following key areas for consortia to consider when developing a proposal: • Providing added-value for the decision-making process addressed by the project, in terms of effectiveness, value creation, optimised opportunities and minimised risk; • Enhancing the potential for market uptake of climate services demonstrated by addressing the added value; • Ensuring the replicability of the methodological frameworks for value added climate services in potential end-user markets; • Promoting a better informed and connected end-user community. DEVELOPING A PROJECT CONSORTIA AND PROPOSAL Define your project concept, what your organisation offers in terms of a potential project Examine the topic database for potential partners to complement your research Identify NCP (National Contact Point) and NSN (National Support Network) Contact and meet potential partners to develop a consortia and proposal Partners should include: research institutes; industry; SMEs; demonstration partners Prepare and submit the proposal ‘from climate service concepts to piloting and proof-of- concept’ WATER No. of projects: 16 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Hydrologic Research BV, Netherlands 2. Stichting Deltares, Netherlands 3. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), France 4. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom 5. Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission, Belgium SOCIETY No. of projects: 10 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Potsdam Institut Fuer Klimafolgenforschung, Germany 2. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), France 3. The University of Reading, United Kingdom 4. Foundation Nationales des Sciences Politiques, France 5. The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom COASTAL/MARINE No. of projects: 10 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy 2. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e, Germany 3. Centro Tecnológico del Agua (CETAQUA) fundación privada, Spain 4. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Tecnicas, Spain 5. Eidgenoessische Anstalt fur Wasserversorgung Abwasserreinigung und Gewaesserschutz (EAWAG), Switzerland ATMOSPHERE No. of projects: 10 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften EV, Germany 2. Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut Knmi, Netherlands 3. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom 4. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France 5. Institut D'aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique, Belgium ENERGY No. of projects: 10 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus vtt, Finland 2. Manchester City Council United Kingdom 3. D'Appolonia Spa, Italy 4. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain 5. Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) GMBH, Austria WEATHER No. of projects: 20 Top 5 Organisations: 1. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom 2. Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut Knmi, Netherlands 3. Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut, Sweden 4. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France 5. Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften EV, Germany AGRICULTURE No. of projects: 19 Top 5 Organisations: 1. Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, Netherlands 2. Hydrologic Research BV, Netherlands 3. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy 4. Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV, Belgium 5. Hidromod Modelacao em Engenharia LDA, Portugal

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