ERA4CS Joint Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development by Advanced co-development with users
The French National Research Agency, in partnership with 16 European countries, is set to launch a joint call for proposals through the ERA-Net Cofund ERA4CS (European Research Area for Climate Services). With a total budget of about 72 Mio €, this joint call for funding multilateral research projects on “development of efficient Climate Services in Europe” is now open.
Contrary to much of the climate research that generally involves a lot of international cooperation, the work on Climate Services is generally organised on a national level. The ERA-NET Consortium “European Research Area for Climate Services”, so-called ERA4CS, has been designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services in Europe, by supporting research for developing better tools, methods and standards on how to produce, transfer, communicate and use reliable climate information to cope with current and future climate variability.
First activities start in 2016 with the launch of a large scale Joint Transnational Call for research proposals with cash and institutional funding from at least 16 countries and co-fund support of the European Commission (under Grant Agreement reference 690462). The call is funded with up to 72 Mio € by Partner Organizations and co-funding by the European Commission. Two distinct but coherent topics, with independent funding support, are proposed within this call :
Topic A - Innovative co-development with users.
Topic B - Institutional integration between the ERA4CS Research Performing Organizations.