Recognizing the growing need to strengthen the link between climate change research and users of climate change knowledge and information in all sectors of society and economy, Climateurope´s researchers launched the report “European Earth System Modelling for Climate Services”.
The overall concept behindis to create and manage a framework to coordinate, integrate and support Europe’s research and innovation activities in the fields of Earth system modelling, infrastructure and observations in one side and climate services in the other. Climateurope aims at accessing the state-of-the-art of Earth system modelling and climate services to identify existing gaps, new challenges and emerging needs. This report, led by Ralf Doescher from the Rossby Centre, addresses the first element in the chain towards climate services: Earth system models (ESMs).
This report is the first in a row of three Climateurope reports. The report series is expected to form the base for forward-looking Climateurope recommendations about coming research and development efforts in Europe. The reports target climate scientists, climate service developers, and a range of policy- and decision-makers.