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14
Sep

MARCO’s looking for interviewees in the building and transport sectors

Do you work within the building industry or the transport and logistics sector? And do you use weather or climate data, such as seasonal forecasts or other information about future weather conditions and their consequences? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, you are the person we are looking for to participate in a short 30 min.

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11
Sep

MARCO Events: 1st Stakeholder Workshop in Milano, Italy

The MARCO 1st Stakeholder Workshop will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milan, Italy. MARCO (MArket Research for a #Climate Services Observatory) is to hold its 1st Stakeholder Workshop which will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following the event Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milano, Italy. This will be

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5
Sep

Climate change in the Alps: Threatening winter tourism and boosting summer tourism

The Alps are famous for their pristine slopes, which facilitate many popular winter sports, such as skiing. In fact, one third of every Euro that a tourist spends in Austria, can be traced back to tourism. However, climate change threatens the vitality of the mountainous terrain and the snow conditions that allow the snow sports to thrive. Yet, climate change

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25
Aug

Analysing existing data infrastructures for climate services

The Horizon 2020 project EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services) is in full swing and our research is showing first results. Acclimatise and EU-MACS partner Twente University finalised a report analysing the existing climate data infrastructure, and how it may inhibit or stimulate the European climate services market.   The research involved mapping and cataloguing relationships of organisations involved in the climate data infrastructure

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28
Jul

MARCO sister-project, EU-MACS now has public deliverables available!

The overarching EU call topic of climate services market research covers two topics, which are addressed in MARCO and its sister project EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services). EU-MACS gathers 9 partners and will make the wealth of climate information truly accessible and applicable for a large variety of potential climate service users. In cooperation with current and potential CS users, the project will develop

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8
Jul

MARCO Survey: Mapping of EU-based climate services suppliers

Do you consider yourself a supplier of climate services? This survey aims to gain further information about the nature of climate services providers/purveyors and their portfolio. Your participation will allow MARCO better assess offered climate service information, data and tools to be used for climate-related acivities distinguishing between commercial  and open source products in all identified categories of climate services suppliers.

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29
Jun

MARCO Chats with Elisa Jiménez Alonso of Acclimatise

In this section, we speak climate services with the MARCO project partners. Our debut interview features Elisa with whom we discuss the the climate services community and how to overcome obstacles faced to the road to strengthening it. MARCO: Tell us a bit about Acclimatise. What does it do and in which way is it involved in the climate services

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29
Jun

MARCO FAQs

In this section, we address frequently asked questions about the project. What is MARCO? MARCO stands for MArket Research for a Climate services Observatory and is a H2020-funded project that aims at characterising the current and untapped market for CS in Europe and to derive opportunities for market growth. MARCO will provide a series of case studies from the market

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3
Jun

Businesses must now get serious about climate change disaster preparedness

By investing in climate resilience businesses can unlock a ‘triple dividend’ that can protect their workforce and save money, new research suggests. Despite this, the current level of investment in climate change related disaster risk reduction is very low, leading to a stockpile of unmanaged climate risk that threatens to undermine business competitiveness.Last week a global cyber attack affected organisations

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