Advancing QUAlity of CLimate services
for European Water


We will improve Climate Services

What is a climate service? ERA4CS consider Climate Services as the user-driven development, translation and transfer of climate knowledge to researchers and decision¬makers in policy and business. This includes knowledge for understanding the climate, climate change and its impacts, as well as guidance in the use of climate knowledge. In the AQUACLEW project, we will investigate how to increase user uptake in a broad community using general information from a web interface, as well as tailored user-specific decision-support in multiple case studies.

AQUACLEW brings together nine organisations from across Europe, with different experience and expertise in developing climate services, providing data and collaborating with users

AQUACLEW sets out to answer the following research questions:

  1. How do we improve co-development to better incorporate multiple user feedbacks along the entire climate service production chain, from research to production, service use and decision making?
  2. How should data, quality-assurance metrics and guidance be tailored along the whole data-production chain to closer meet user requirements, including resolution and precision?

Feedback loops in user-driven design, development, production and evaluation of climate services

The AQUACLEW project is funded by European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS), under the Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate), which is a collaboration between the European commission and national research councils in member states, who share the costs. 

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The project AQUACLEW was approved in the first Call for “Researching and Advancing Climate Service Development by Advanced co-development with users”.