Research projects




CLIMAAX (CLIMAte risk and vulnerability Assessment framework and toolboX) providing financial, analytical and practical support to European regions and communities to improve regional climate and emergency risk management plans. The project will develop a framework and methodology of climate risk assessments, which will be supported in their implementation by a climate toolbox to put plans into actions. Project objectives Co-design a harmonised methodological framework to assess the climate change risks and impacts at the regional scale across Europe Develop an operational multi-risk...




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About : The Copernicus Climate Change Service Evolution (CERISE) project aims to enhance the quality of the C3S reanalysis and seasonal forecast portfolio, with a focus on land-atmosphere coupling. It will support the evolution of C3S by improving the C3S climate reanalysis and seasonal prediction systems and products towards enhanced integrity and coherence of the C3S Earth system Essential Climate Variables. Objectives The Copernicus Climate Change Service Evolution (CERISE) project will address the requirements of the two research topics of the call. The scope of CERISE is to enhance the...




Horizon Europe

TRIGGER (SoluTions foR mItiGatinG climate-induced hEalth thReats) aims at developing a novel interoperable, scalable, platform and its derivatives (apps) to empower health practitioners and selected groups of citizens to monitor personal exposure connected to climate change. By promoting a seamless approach to deal with multiple scales, a new health service is built in line with COPERNICUS initiatives. Project objectives Enhancement of evidence-based connections between climate change and health threats and human well-being Systemic knowledge of costs, benefits and risks of climate change...

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Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF) ECMWF is a contributor to the core H SAF soil moisture products (see H SAF official web site) and is represented in the H SAF Steering Group and the Project Team. The ECMWF activities are centred around the development and production of scatterometer root zone soil moisture index products. The current H SAF scatterometer root zone soil moisture products produced by ECMWF are: SM-DAS-2 (H14): ASCAT near-real-time root zone soil wetness index product, 25 km resolution RZSM-ASCAT-NRT-10 (H26): ASCAT...




Horizon 2020

I-CHANGE (Individual Change of HAbits Needed for Green European transition) will promote the strong participation and creative role of citizens and civil society towards environmental protection, as well as changes in habits and the development of more sustainable standards. To that end, it will adopt a multi-disciplinary, participatory approach and create a set of living labs to increase the public’s awareness of the scientific processes underlying climate change. Project objectives Raise of environmental awareness through citizen science and understanding of the science behind climate change...




Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction A WWRP / THORPEX-WCRP joint research project Multi-model comparisons. A possible use of the S2S database is to make comparisons between the outputs of different forecasting centres. The image shows forecasts of 2-metre temperature anomalies from five S2S models and a verification panel based on observations. The forecast starting date is 11 June 2015 and the forecast range is days 19-25. Aims To improve forecast skill and understanding on the sub-seasonal to seasonal timescale with special emphasis on high-impact weather events To promote the...

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Strengthening Europe’s response to natural disasters Floods are among the costliest natural disasters in Europe and in the world. Recognising the importance of concerted action to mitigate the effects of natural disasters, the European Commission started to develop a flood forecasting system under the umbrella of the Copernicus programme. This effort resulted in the two complementary forecasting systems being run operationally: t he European and Global Flood Awareness Systems (EFAS and GloFAS), at the core of the flood Early Warning and Monitoring component of the Copernicus Emergency...





Overview OpenIFS provides research institutions with an easy-to-use version of the ECMWF IFS (Integrated Forecasting System). OpenIFS provides the forecast capability of IFS (no data assimilation), supporting software and documentation. OpenIFS has a support team at ECMWF for technical assistance but limited resources for detailed scientific assistance. Objectives Release and support the OpenIFS model to external users for research and teaching. Increase the number of external academic users of IFS through OpenIFS. Increase the number of collaborations between ECMWF and academic institutions...




TIGGE – global ensemble forecast data The TIGGE dataset consists of ensemble forecast data from 13 global NWP centres, starting from October 2006, which has been made available for scientific research, via data archive portals at ECMWF and CMA. TIGGE has become a focal point for a range of research projects, including research on ensemble forecasting, predictability and the development of products to improve the prediction of severe weather. TIGGE was established as a key component of THORPEX: a World Weather Research Programme to accelerate the improvements in the accuracy of 1-day to 2-week...