European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS) Joint Call on Researching and Advancing Climate Services Development by (A) Advanced co-development with users (B) Institutional integration

The overall objective of this call is to enhance user adoption of and satisfaction with Climate Services (incl. adaptation services). Improving the quality of Climate Services is also within the scope of this call. At the same time ERA4CS aims to improve the scientific expertise on Climate Change risks and adaptation options, and to connect that knowledge with decision-making, e.g. by developing and assessing climate adaptation strategies and pathways at different scales (regions, cities, catchments, vulnerable sectors, etc.).The joint call will be financed by ERA4CS partners from 18 countries, contributing either by cash funding or by in-kind re-sources , plus co-funding from the European Commission. Cooperation with other countries is possible and encouraged if funding is ensured by own resources.

– Closing date for step-one proposals for Topic A: 15 June 2016

– Closing date for step-one proposals for Topic B: 15 July 2016

– Step-two invitation: 15 September 2016

– Closing date for submission of step-two proposals: 15 November 2016

A total budget of about 72 Mio € has been provisionally allocated for this call to support 3 years research projects.

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