Climate forecast enabled knowledge services

The aim of CLARA innovation action is to develop a set of leading-edge climate services building upon the newly developed Copernicus Climate Change Services – near-term forecasts and sectorial information systems (SIS) – and sustain their marketability and value.

General Objectives
  • Facilitate development of new and enhancement of existing climate services by drawing upon the recent seasonal to decadal projections and projections developed under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S);
  • Analyse and demonstrate the economic and social value unleashed by climate forecast enabled climate services and corroborate the ensuing direct and indirect benefits various end users and customers obtain from them in terms of reduced risk, more efficient resource management, and improved resilience to climate variability and change;
  • Engage service developers, purveyors and end-users in mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships for service co-design, co-development, co-assessment and co-delivery;
  • Contribute to advancing the European innovation, competitiveness and market performance for climate services, by designing and implementing innovative exploitation, business and market-oriented activities.
Expected Results
  • Consolidate shared understanding of climate innovation pursued in the project, and explore the depth and breadth of key concepts employed;
  • Develop comprehensive guidance for users’ co-production of, and valuation of economic value unleash by climate services;
  • Set up, manage and assist the Multi-User Forum that will enable service purveyors, public agencies and authorities, and other users of climate services to contribute to the design and implementation of project;
  • Design and facilitate working with users to reveal their perceptions and requirements;
  • Develop new and facilitate enhancement of existing and innovative climate services, by making use of seasonal and decadal forecasts of the Copernicus Climate Change Services;
  • Develop, test and deploy a methodological framework and toolkit for assessing economic value unleashed by the Clara-enabled services;
  • Gather market intelligence capable of informing and shaping the business models of Clara services.
Project Info
Funded by

European Commission

Start Date

01 June 2017

End Date

30 September 2020


36 months