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Climate Services - Underpinning Science
Convener: Alessandro Dell'Aquila  | Co-Convener: Paolo Michele Ruti 
 / Thu, 11 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Room Y6
 / Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Yellow Posters

Increasing the quality, reliability and detail of climate information for societal use has become a major challenge in regions whose economic growth and social development crucially depend on adaptation to climate variability and change. In this regard, the Third World Climate Conference (WCC3) put forward a strong recommendation for the development of a global network of Climate Service Centers.
Climate services must focus on very different productive sectors and on their different requirements, in terms of targeted climate information, forecast time horizon and acceptable level of uncertainty. It is not enough to produce only meteorological information in the services, but it is especially needed to quantify vulnerabilities to climate variability within the sectors and come up with appropriate adaptation solutions.
In this session, we would like to gather all the experiences at the European (starting from ECLISE and CLIMRUN EU FP7 projects) and International level to further develop the underpinning science needed to provide tailored climate information to potential users (private companies, international organization etc …)