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ERA4CS - Advancing QUAlity of CLimate services for European Water - AQUACLEW

Project Leader
Formayer Herbert, BOKU Project Leader
JPI Climate Call
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
University of Innsbruck, Institute of infrastructure, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Contact person: Stefan Achleitner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Leidinger David, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Minoritenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria
The overall goal of AQUACLEW is to use innovative research techniques and integrated co-development with users to advance the quality and usability of several climate services for a number of water related sectors. The current work to develop these services indicates that the following crucial improvements are required to increase user adoption and satisfaction:

(a) indicators and resolution of the indicators given by the service needs to address a wider range of user needs;

(b) large-scale climate service data should be more reliable at the local decision scale and

(c) guidance and visualisation tools in the services should better reflect
the wider range of user needs.

Research addressing these improvements will be co-developed considering user inputs to further integrate users across the whole chain of climate service production. This means users are updated on the latest scientific knowledge; better understand potentials or limitations of the data, and can influence (choose between) assumptions made in each step when producing the service output.
We pose the following research questions:

1.) How do we improve co-development to better incorporate multiple user feedbacks along the entire climate service production chain, from research to production, service use and decision making?

2.) How should data, quality-assurance metrics and guidance be tailored along the whole data-production chain to closer meet user requirements, including resolution and precision?
Climate change; Meteorology; Mountain meteorology;
climate change; convective precipitation; heavy precipitation; flash floods;
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