The Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection is in one of the 8 Research Project funded by means of the “European ERA4CS Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative”

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The Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection is in one of the 8 Research Project funded by means of the “European ERA4CS Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative – Topic B: Researching and Advancing Climate Service Development by Institutional integration”. The funded project is “INDECIS  – Integrated approach for the development across Europe of user oriented climate indicators for GFCS high-priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, water and tourism”. It is coordinated by Enric Aguillar of the University Rovira I Virgili (Center for Climate Change, C3) – Spain – and member of the WMO  Executive Council Panel of Experts on Education and Training.

One of the aims of the project is the production of a set regarding relevant climate indices targeting the high priority sectors of the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Framework for Climate Services. INDECIS will inventory and catalog existing datasets of precipitation, temperature, wind speed and sunshine duration. It will search new data holdings and will develop new methods and tools to operationally assure their quality and homogeneity. It is also intended to use sectorial statistics and teleconnection indices to explore predictive relations and responses to climate variability and change.

Roberto Coscarelli, Researcher of the IRPI Cosenza office, is one of the INDECIS Principal Investigators coming from 12 European Countries.

Link to ERA4CS: http://www.jpi-climate.eu/ERA4CS