Unlocking the market potential for climate services – Final stakeholder meeting of H2020 projects MARCO and EU-MACS


Final stakeholder meeting of H2020 projects MARCO and EU-MACS

The market of climate services currently remains in its infancy: current strategies face knowledge and visibility gaps, while the associated economic benefits to users are either unknown or uncertain.

The Horizon 2020 projects MARCO and EU-MACS are particularly meant for analysing the current state of affairs regarding the uptake of climate services, assess the development prospects, and propose remedies so as to promote a significant larger utilization of the development and use potential of climate services.

The MARCO project focuses on the evaluation of current and future market size, as well as on the requirements and benefits of a market observatory on climate services. On the other hand the EU-MACS project focuses on obstacles, drivers, and opportunities affecting the uptake of climate services as well as the development and supply of climate services.


Venue : Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin

Ella-Trebe-Straße 5 | 10557 Berlin, Germany

Agenda & Registration

As both projects are coming to an end by December 2018, results, models and early recommendations will be presented and discussed with stakeholders from various sectors in order to further understand the market for climate services and better shape the projects’ legacy.

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About the co-organisers

MARCO (MArket Research for a Climate Services Observatory)

MARCO will run for two years and involves 11 partners from six countries across Europe. Coordinated by the European Climate-KIC, it gathers market research firms, climate scientists, climate services practitioners and innovation actors to provide detailed insight into the climate services market in Europe.

EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services)

The overall goal of EU-MACS is to 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 EU-MACS project will develop mechanisms that should assist both CS providers and users in better matching their products, capabilities, and needs, while at the same time also smoothing the processes for search, selection, tailoring, and (decision oriented) using of climate service products.