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02 May 2016

Large scale European Climate Services Research Network to launch proposal submission

On Tuesday 10 May, on the occasion of the international Adaptation Futures 2016 Conference in Rotterdam, the official “go” to submit proposals for the joint call of ERA4CS will take place . ERA4CS is a large scale European Climate Services Research Network, gathering 45 European partner organisations from 18 countries, co-funded by the European Union. ERA4CS is an initiative of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI Climate), where European countries coordinate their climate research to inform and enable the transition to a low-emission and climate-resilient society, in line with Europe’s long-term climate policy objectives.

The Commission’s Director General for Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, together with his counterpart in the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Director General Peter Heij, will come to the JPI Climate booth to officially launch the ERA4CS submission portal for this flagship project that is financed by member states with a 33% contribution by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.

ERA4CS is one of the largest projects designed to implement the European research and innovation Roadmap for Climate Services. The Roadmap was published in March 2015 and sets out a European strategy for action and a framework to develop pathways towards a climate services market that benefits society. In this context, ERA4CS aims to develop easily accessible, timely, and decision-relevant scientific information that can help society to cope with current and future climate variability and change, in order to limit climate-related economic, social and ecological impacts and damage.

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