FutureEverything is working with the UK’s Met Office and some of the world’s leading climate science organisations on a new project, EUPORIAS supported by the European Commission.
Whilst societies have flourished or collapsed according to their ability of dealing with climate variability and change, it is only recently that we have acquired the ability to predict future environmental conditions. EUPORIAS, a project recently funded by the European commission under the 7th framework programme, intends to improve our ability to maximise the societal benefit of these new technologies. Working in close relation with a number of European stakeholders, this project aims to develop a number of fully working prototypes of climate services addressing the needs of specific users. The time horizon is set between a month and a year ahead with the aim of extending it towards the more challenging decadal scale. Over 4 years, the 24 project partners, representing a diverse community ranging from UN organisations to small enterprises, will increase the resilience of the European Society to climate change by demonstrating how climate information can become directly usable by decision makers in different sectors.
The EUPORIAS consortium is made up of 24 partners from across Europe and brings together a wide set of expertise from academia, the private sector and the national met services.