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TOWARDS A MARKET OBSERVATORY

Defining a framework for climate services market observation and facilitation: this includes defining taxonomy and metrics, measuring gaps between the identified supply and demand, qualifying potential innovation to address those gaps, and expressing policy recommendations.

D.2.1 Initial definition, taxonomy and report (submitted to the European Commission)
D.2.2 Interim definition, taxonomy and report
D.2.3 Final definition, taxonomy and report
D2.4 Pilot data apps and templates
D2.4 Pilot data apps and templates
D2.5 Demand-supply gap analysis report
D2.6 Potential innovation models to address gaps
D2.7 Recommendations

CLIMATE SERVICE PROVIDERS

Climate service providers and purveyors in Europe will be identified and divided into commercial and open
source products:

  • Mapping and qualification of suppliers’ typical business models
  • Overview of key non-European climate services and SWOT analysis of EU providers against international competition
D3.1 Analysis of European climate services suppliers
D3.2 Categorised climate services suppliers database
D3.3 Mapping of typical business models and identification of best practices for business model design
D3.4 Overview of non- European climate services suppliers
D3.5 SWOT analysis of EU supply

POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL DEMAND

Climate vulnerability and risk will be analysed in order to evaluate their influence on the demand for Climate Services:

  • Assessment of the value and transactional volume of current and potential demand for Climate Services based on a combination of new qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Identification of drivers of market demand and how they may be influenced by interventions (such as building a market observatory)
D4.3 Analysis of Climate Service applications
D4.4 Overall research into redefining and measuring CS demand
D4.5 Quantitative analysis of Climate Services market by EU region
D4.6 Segmented qualitative analysis of market demand & users’ needs
D4.7 Integrated analysis of current and potential market demand

CASE STUDIES

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the existing and future demand for climate services will be undertaken. Sectoral characteristics that will be explored through the case studies include:

  • ownership/operation of long-term fixed assets
  • reliance on climatically sensitive natural resources, and
  • association with the European or global climate services market amongst others.
D5.1 Synthesis report on case studies, best practices and KPIs
D5.2 Case Study 1 Report: Real Estate
D5.3 Case Study 2 Report: Mining
D5.5 Case Study 4 Report: Wind & Solar Energy
D5.8 Case Study 7 Report: Agriculture and Forestry
D5.9 Case Study 8 Report: Urban Infrastructures
D5.10 Case Study 9 Report: Tourism

MARKET FORESIGHT

D6.1 Vulnerability assessment in forecasting perspective, data & report
D6.2 Report on improved methods for climate service forecasting
D6.3 Report on forecast approaches, robustness and uncertainties associated with short and long term forecast
D6.4 Outlook 2020: Short term forecast reports
D6.5 Foresight 2030: Long term forecast report and scenarios

CASE STUDIES

9 case studies will be carried out during the course of the project. Each study will look at a key economic sector in a specific region. The outcomes will provide knowledge that will be applicable to other similar sectors.