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Adaptation-oriented Seamless Predictions of European ClimaTe

ABOUT PROJECT

 

ASPECT is a Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action project that will produce and improve seamless climate predictions covering the next 30 years to facilitate adaptation decisions in a range of sectors. Climate information will be co-produced by working closely with stakeholders from socially important sectors, such as agriculture, finance and governance, to ensure their needs are addressed. ASPECT aims to provide useful and usable seamless climate predictions that span across timescales, spatial scales and decision-making levels. The project, running until December 2026, will focus on European climate, while looking more widely into policy-interest areas, such as disaster preparedness, and other regions of the world that directly or indirectly impact Europe.

 

PROJECT OUTPUTS

The outputs of the ASPECT project include the following:

  • Improve existing seasonal-to-decadal (S2D) forecasts and explore the usefulness of new extended forecasts up to 30 years
  • Provide seamless climate information by bridging the gap between climate predictions and projections
  • Produce quality-assured and actionable climate information, including user-relevant variables, indices and information on extremes for Europe and beyond
  • Work closely with users from various societally relevant sectors (Super Users) to co-produce new knowledge to support their adaptation to climate change
  • Assess the usability, socio-economic benefits and added value of seamless climate information through case studies, developed with the superusers
  • Bring together a community of practice and create a space for interaction between ASPECT researchers and users of climate information through annual multi-sector user forums
  • Understand whether and how the new co-produced climate information can be scaled up, supporting its uptake
  • Raise awareness on the use of climate information to facilitate adaptation by reaching out to a wide range of stakeholders, sectors, users and society as a whole
  • Develop a system for the delivery of climate information linked with the Copernicus Climate Change Service and aimed at becoming a mainstream tool in adaptation

 

PROJECT PARTNERS

Barcelona Supercomputing Centar, Barcelona, Spain Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Lecce, Italy European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany

Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom Republički hidrometeorološki zavod Srbije, Beograd, Serbia Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia

PROJECT DURATION

January 1, 2023. - December 31, 2026.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) under grant agreement No. 101081460.