Research data for climate change adaptation services - P6 BOF session

23 September 2015- BREAKOUT 2 - 13:30

As climate is changing, the need for information on climate change impacts comes into increased scrutiny. Even more important are the development of tools though which decision makers as well as citizen can evaluate the timeliness and efficiency of their adaptation strategies. This implies testing adaptation practices and plans against various climatic, environmental, social and economic pathways. Climate services for adaptation are intended to meet this challenge. Such services involve the use of research data from models and observation systems, in the field of climate, but in a large panel of related sectors (energy, water resources, transport, etc.) and territories (coastal areas, urban, periurban and agricultural territories, mountains, etc.).

This BOF meeting will focus on risks affected by changes in heat waves, water resources availability and sea-level rises. These risks fall among the most sigificant impacts of climate change, in particular in Europe according to the IPCC (2014). However, the distribution of reliable geospatial information based on research data on these impacts remains insufficient to meet the societal need for information on future climate impacts. This BOF meeting will adress this issue. Its particular focus will be on reviewing recent experiences, with the final aim of drawing potential roadmaps to initiate new synergies between research data providers and users, in particulat through a strong focus on pilot demonstrators that use research data from both climate and "climate impacts" communities.

This BOF meeting will proceed as follows: 
- 1. Review of scientific and technological challenges posed by the use of research data within climate adaptation services (management of heterogeneous data, criteria for reliable climate services, communication of uncertainties, etc.). 
- 2. Identification of potential sectors/territories where strongly interdisciplinary climate services are required and where pilot demontrator could create synergies between users, service providers and research data owners and providers. 
- 3. Highligth on existing strucutred groups involved in the dynamics of climate adaptation services development (data and services providers, present and future users, national inter-institutes comittees suporting the development of climate services)
- 4. Identification of research needs and potential roadmaps.

Introduction: Agnès Tellez-Arenaz and Gonéri Le Cozannet (2min)
Presentations (13min + 2min questions)
-13:35 - 13:50: Patrick Monfray (ANR) : ERANET – ERA for Climate Services
-13:50 - 14:05: Simon Cox (CSIRO) : Delivering the information that climate adaptation user need: Australian thoughts 
- 14:05 - 14:20: Patrick Josse (Meteo-France): Drias - Futures of climate : a pioneer climate change adaptation service
- 14:20 - 14:35: Merret Buurman (DKRZ) : Distribution of climate-relevant research data at DKRZ (title to be updated)
- 14:35 - 14:50: Guillaume Levavasseur (IPSL) : The IPSL mesocentre as a data provider for impact studies
- 14:50 - 15:00: Discussions
Contact person: Gonéri Le Cozannet