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Co-design of sectoral climate services based on seasonal prediction information in the Mediterranean
Title: Co-design of sectoral climate services based on seasonal prediction information in the Mediterranean
Authors: Sánchez García, Eroteida ORCID RESEARCHERID Autor AEMETRodríguez Camino, Ernesto ORCID Autor AEMETBacciu, ValentinaChiarle, MartaCosta Saura, Jose MariaGarrido del Pozo, NievesAutor AEMETLledó, LlorençNavascués, BeatrizAutor AEMETParanunzio, RobertaTerzago, SilviaBongiovanni, GiulioMereu, ValentinaNigrelli, GuidoSantini, MoniaSoret, AlbertHardenberg, Jost von
Keywords: Climate Services; Co-design; Seasonal Prediction; Mediterranean Region
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Climate Services. 2022, 28, 100337
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Abstract: We present in this contribution the varied experiences gathered in the co-design of a sectoral climate services collection, developed in the framework of the MEDSCOPE project, which have in common the application of seasonal predictions for the Mediterranean geographical and climatic region. Although the region is affected by low seasonal predictability limiting the skill of seasonal forecasting systems, which historically has hindered the development of downstream services, the project was originally conceived to exploit windows of opportunity with enhanced skill for developing and evaluating climate services in various sectors with high societal impact in the region: renewable energy, hydrology, and agriculture and forestry. The project also served as the scientific branch of the WMO-led Mediterranean Climate Outlook Forum (MedCOF) that had as objective -among others- partnership strengthening on climate services between providers and users within the Mediterranean region. The diversity of the MEDSCOPE experiences in co-designing shows the wide range of involvement and engagement of users in this process across the Mediterranean region, which benefits from the existing solid and organized MedCOF community of climate services providers and users. A common issue among the services described here -and also among other prototypes developed in the project- was related with the communication of forecasts uncertainty and skill for efficiently informing decision-making in practice. All MEDSCOPE project prototypes make use of an internally developed software package containing process-based methods for synthesising seasonal forecast data, as well as basic and advanced tools for obtaining tailored products. Another challenge assumed by the project refers to the demonstration of the economic, social, and environmental value of predictions provided by these MEDSCOPE prototypes.
Sponsorship : The work described in this paper has received funding from the MEDSCOPE project co-funded by the European Commission as part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate, grant agreement 690462.
ISSN: 2405-8807
Appears in Collections:Artículos científicos 2019-2022

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