Final results of the ERA4CS Call
The selection procedure related to the ERA4CS Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development successfully closed on 23 February. Of the 54 pre-proposals submitted to Topic A (Advanced co-development with users) and 12 proposals to Topic B (Institutional integration between 30 predetermined Research Performing Organisations), in total 26 projects have now been selected to advance Climate Services in Europe. After a first step selection meeting in September 2016 and a second meeting of an independent panel of experts at the beginning of February 2017, the final decision was now taken by the ERA4CS partners.
The projects will be financed by ERA4CS partners from 16 countries, contributing either by cash funding or by in-kind resources, plus cofunding from the European Commission (Grant Agreement reference 690462). The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (including adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call. A total budget of about 63 million euro has been allocated for this call to support 3-year research projects.
The Netherlands participates in 10 research projects of Topic A. Wageningen University & Research participates in 4 of these 10 projects.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) participates in 5 research projects of Topic B.
The list of selected projects is available on the JPI Climate website.