December 2012 - 3

The second CLIM-RUN stakeholder workshops

Clare Goodess, UEA 
Planning has started for the second round of CLIM-RUN stakeholder workshops that will be held for each of the case studies in Spring 2013. These provide a follow-up to the successful first round of workshops held between May and December 2011 (see Newsletter 2). The second round of workshops is an essential part of the fourth CLIM-RUN key stage: Consolidation and collective review/assessment. The intention is to review both the process of interaction between CLIM-RUN scientists and case-study stakeholders, as well as the utility of the products and information developed in CLIM-RUN. Review questions will include: How far have we got? How successful have we been? What are the remaining problems/gaps? How to sustain and extend the interactions? Currently the modelling and observational experts are refining the first new products and tools to emerge from CLIM-RUN and these will form the basis of detailed workshop discussion. Information about the workshops will be available from the CLIM-RUN website in due course. In the meantime, please contact Clare Goodess ( for further information or to express your interest in participating in one of the events.

A note on (climate) risk perception in renewable energy investment planning

Peter Schmidt, PIK

The energy sector is one of those sectors most directly affected by climate variability and change  (Ebinger and Vergara 2010, Moomaw et al. 2011). While in the past research focused mainly on the energy sector as a source for GhG emissions, more recent work examines its vulnerability and works towards the provision of sector-tailored climate services  to facilitate local adaptation strategies. 

The role of climate information in the analysis of the fire risk

Christos Giannakopoulos, NOA, Maria Dolores Frías, UC

One of the objectives in CLIM-RUN is the analysis of the fire risk for regions of interest over the Mediterranean. The relevant CLIMRUN work-package (WP6) is involved in the analysis of the climate information required in these areas where forest fires represent a major hazard. According to the needs of the local stakeholders the aim of the WP6 is to provide climatic indices related to fire risk at local scale and estimations of future changes. 

The European initiative for climate service observation and modelling (ECOMS) - EUPORIAS, NACLIM, SPECS Projects

Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, IC3 
The European initiative for climate service observation and modelling (European climate observation and modelling for services, short ECOMS) was launched last November in Barcelona. This initiative will exploit recent advances in our understanding and ability to forecast climate variability and change. 

Climate services at EGU2013, Vienna on 07-12 April 2013: Session CL5.8 "CLIMATE SERVICES - Underpinning Science"

Alessandro dell’Aquila, ENEA 

Since the last EGU General Assembly, a new EGU session gathers the researchers interested in Climate Services and provides a good room to share experiences and results from the recent international and EU activities (GFCS, CSP, EU Projects ECLISE, CLIMRUN, IMPACT2C, SPECS, EUPORIAS …).

Mr Paolo Ruti
CLIM-RUN Project Coordinator
Head Climate & Impact Modeling Laboratory
Energy & Environment Modeling Unit
Ms Clare Goodess
Senior Research Associate
Climatic Research Unit,
School of Environmental Sciences
Ms Maria Dolores Frías
Assistant Professor, Matemática Aplicada
y Ciencias de la Computación
Mr Peter Schmidt
Postdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research

Ms Orietta Casali
Mr Emanuele Lombardi