Since its starting date in 2016, the MARCO project had a lot of action in 2017! MARCO (Market research for a Climate Services Observatory) Horizon 2020-funded project will address how climate services can better help fight and adapt to climate change. To tap into this untapped market potential in climate services, MARCO has taken steps to create an open, two-way dialogue
Climate services are promoted as a solution to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and economic and political decision making. While focusing on user needs and developing new business models can indeed support climate change adaptation and mitigation, the eager talk about climate services may hide some critical challenges. The risks of climate change have been known for long, yet
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
“Valencia was a great city to hold the first plenary meeting. As Climate-KIC Spain hosted the meeting, our discussions took place in the beautiful botanical gardens. The highlight for me (apart from the giant paella) was showcasing the 24 posters that LGI and Smith created to illustrate how climate services are being used across various economic sectors in Europe. Regardless
The EU-MACS (European Market for Climate Services) and MARCO (Market research for a Climate Services Observatory) projects had their kick of meetings back-to- back in Paris during 22 – 24 November 2016. Both projects will address how climate services can better help fight and adapt to climate change. EU-MACS analyses market barriers and enablers, and look into opportunities and solutions,