Within the EUPORIAS project (7th EU Framework Program), a number of tailored climate services where developed for different sectors. Predictia participated in the development of some of them, such as the Land Management Tool, aimed at helping farmers in the south-east of the United Kingdom with their winter decisions. To do so, it provides seasonal predictions for next winter as well as weather forecasts for the next 14 days.
We have participated in the ellaboration of the paper "The VALUE perfect predictor experiment: evaluation of temporal variability" that has been recently published in the journal International Journal of Climatology.
As a result of the project followind, we have published a pilot application for wind speed seasonal forecasting. The instantaneous wind speed at 12:00 UTC is considered but also the frequency of days with wind speed between 5 and 25m/s. A standard bias correction technique has been applied to these forecasts.
A memberr of our team, Markel García-Díez, is co-authoring a paper published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health. The study, leaded by Rachel Lowe PhD, is entitled "Climate services for health: predicting the evolution of the 2016 dengue season in Machala, Ecuador", and started in 2016, during the stay of Markel in the Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences (IC3).
Our workmate Markel García-Díez is going to present the study "Evaluation of multi-physics urban-scale forecasts in the city of Madrid" in the upcoming European Meteorological Society annual meeting, that will take place in Dublin between the 4th and 8th of September 2017.