CLIM-RUN Project (2011-2014) aims at developing a protocol for applying new methodologies and improved modeling and downscaling tools for the provision of adequate climate information at regional to local scale that is relevant to and usable by different sectors of society (policymakers, industry, cities, etc.).
Differently from current approaches, CLIM-RUN will develop a bottom-up protocol directly involving stakeholders early in the process with the aim of identifying well defined needs at the regional to local scale. The improved modeling and downscaling tools will then be used to optimally respond to these specific needs. The protocol is assessed by application to relevant case studies involving interdependent sectors, primarily tourism and energy, and natural hazards (wild fires) for representative target areas (mountainous regions, coastal areas, islands).
CLIM-RUN is thus also intended to provide the seed for the formation of a Mediterranean basin-side climate service network which would eventually converge into a pan-European network. The general time horizon of interest for the project is the future period 2010-2050, a time horizon that encompasses the contributions of both inter-decadal variability and greenhouse-forced climate change.
|Funded under the European Commision’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Dr. Claus Brüning, EU Scientific Officer
Climate Forecasting for Renewable Energy: CLIM-RUN FP7 project
Wind and solar power generation is directly affected by weather, which is known to vary considerably over space and time. When planning and operating these renewable systems, there is therefore a large uncertainty in the amount of power that will be generated over future timescales.
Authors: Melanie Davis, IC3, Music by: Jaime Fernández
The uncertainties in climate change scenarios (CNRM)
One of the most complicated issue to be understood by decision makers using climate services is the concept of future climate change scenario uncertainties. Three main causes of uncertainty have been identified in global and regional climate change scenario: (1) climate natural variability, (2) climate model related uncertainty and (3) socioeconomic scenario uncertainty.
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Project manager: Samuel Somot (CNRM)
Author: Vegas Deluxe
San Giorgio Maggiore (Venezia), Italy
February 24-25, 2014