Euporias

Euporias

European Provision Of Regional Impacts Assessments on Seasonal and Decadal Timescales

Predictia is participating in Euporias project, funded from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement 308291 - running from November 2012 to January 2017.

For further information please visit the project website.

Key features

7th Framework Program
Seasonal&Decadal forecast
Climate services

Description

Whilst societies have flourished or collapsed according to their ability of dealing with climate variability and change it is only recently that we have acquired the ability to predict future environmental conditions. EUPORIAS, a project recently funded by the European commission under the 7th framework program, intends to improve our ability to maximise the societal benefit of these new technologies. Working in close relation with a number of European stakeholders this project want to develop a few fully working prototypes of climate services addressing the need of specific users. The time horizon is set between a month and a year ahead with the aim of extending it towards the more challenging decadal scale. Over the next 4 years the 24 project-partners, representing a diverse community ranging from UN organisations to small enterprises, will increase the resilience of the European Society to climate change by demonstrating how climate information can become directly usable by decision makers in different sectors. EUPORIAS is a four-year collaborative project funded by the European commission under the seventh framework programme. EUPORIAS commenced on 1 November 2012. The Euporias consortium is made up of 24 partners from across Europe and brings together a wide set of expertise from academia, the private sector and the national met services.

Aims and objectives:

  • To develop and deliver a reliable and trusted impact prediction system for two or three semi-operational prototypes. These will provide working examples of 'end-to-end' climate-to-impacts-to-decision-making services operating on the Seasonal and Decadal (S2D) time scales.
  • To assess and document key knowledge gaps and vulnerabilities of important sectors (e.g. Water, Energy, Transport, Food security, Health, etc.) along with the needs of specific user s within these sectors, through close collaboration with project stakeholders.
  • To develop a set of standard tools and techniques tailored to the needs of stakeholders for calibrating, downscaling, and modelling sector-specific impacts on S2D timescales.
  • To develop a knowledge-sharing protocol necessary to promote the use of these technologies.
  • To assess and document the current marketability of climate services in Europe.

Our vision is that by developing end-to-end impact prediction services, operating on S2D timescales, and clearly demonstrating their value in informing decision–making, we will stimulate a market for these new tools. In doing so, we will increase the competitiveness of EU businesses, and the ability of EU regional and national authorities to make effective decisions in climate-sensitive sectors.

More info at euporias.eu

Our contribution

Predictia participates in the following Work Packages:

  • Assessment of users' needs
  • Impact models for impact predictions
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Delivery tools
  • Climate services as a business opportunity

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