IIASA-PEER workshop Climate Information Services

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) organizied a workshop on Climate Information Services for Society on 19 May 2022.

The main objective of the workshop is to identify knowledge gaps, lessons learned, best practices and ways forward in the development of climate services for sectoral applications and to highlight the importance of bridging the gap between science and society. Participants from IIASA and PEER members shared experiences and delivered presentations on their activities in the area of climate services. They looked into the definition of climate services and elaborated on what could be considered as successful climate services.  

Among topics covered during the workshop wasthe role of private sector, research institutes, and various stakeholders in climate services, how can the EU invest in efficient development of climate services, the role of citizen science and local knowledge in improvement of climate services.

Conclusions of the workshop will be presented to various IIASA and PEER stakeholders, including the European Commission. Here you can find the presentations:

1.  Ongoing work and a vision for the future​ - Rutger Dankers & Spyros Paparrizos

2. On the relevance of climate information services ​to the development of climate related ​ EU policies and strategies - Claus Kondrup

3. Climate Change Scenario Services at IIASA - Volker Krey, Bas van Ruijven, Edward Byers, Daniel Huppmann

4. SYKE’s Climate Services – current and developing - Mikael Hildén, Johan Munck af Rosenschöld and Tim Carter

5. EUCLIMIT model consortium: providing analytical input to EU climate policy processes​ - Lena Höglund-Isaksson

6. The natural scientific basis for climate adaptation in Norway​ - Knowledge for a climate robust society - Anita Verpe Dyrrdal

7. Uncertain water resources in a changing world - Peter Greve


9. ​Global and regional crop modelling with ​EPIC-IIASA - Rastislav Skalský, Juraj Balkovič, Christian Folberth & Florian Kraxner ​

10: Forecast and Prediction ofHydrological Extremes - Luis Samaniego

11. UKCEH Climate Services​ Experience and Capabilities - Matt Fry, Gwyn Rees

12. Climate information services at JRC - Frank Dentener, Greet Maenhout, Mark Dowell, Felix Rembold, Maurits van den Berg, Tom de Groeve

13. IIASA-PEER workshop on Climate Information Services for Society - Bram de Vos

14. About IIASA - Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer​