Description of work

WP6 will have a close link to all other WPs (e.g., WP4 activities become generic and applicable to other interested parties through WP6). The need to ensure strong engagement with a variety of stakeholders and end users is essential to EUCP. The provision of a Europe-wide prediction system can only be realised through up-front involvement with a variety of users, including the EC and its funded programmes and projects (e.g., C3S, ERA4CS), National Met. Services including their collaborative bodies, and large international organisations as well as their more specialised programmes and end users. WP6 is structured to ensure a coordinated involvement of users within and across other WPs as well as to optimise the involvement of the identified users and central stakeholders of the expected scientific outcome of EUCP. WP6 will draw on a range of stakeholders, including people in the External Expert Advisory Board (managed by WP7) and two Multi-User forums (one for policy-maker users and one for practitioner users, both managed by WP6) to advise on how to make best use of scientific developments.

WP6 will ensure proper connection and information exchange within EUCP to ensure a coherent system design and will keep information and intra-project communication up to date.

EUCP is set to deliver an ambitious amount of downstream data. The EUCP data service has two goals: (i) to assist the scientists with accessing, blending and analysing the data, and (ii) to interact with the users of the new products. Most of the data will become available through C3S. We will build upon the software architecture developed for the C3S MAGIC project to provide access to the different data sets for the scientists and professional end-users. A flexible analytics platform will be build to effectively assess the data and allow computing the desired products. To re-use algorithms that produce the blended products, notebooks (e.g., Jupyter for Python) will be implemented in line with the FAIR data principles, building upon the climate4impact framework developed in the FP7 IS-ENES2 project, with more flexibility to access the products for preferred regions and timeframe and to interact with the scientists on the information.

Objectives

This work package will refine and execute EUCP strategic work plans on how to deliver the EUCP products – to ensure EUCP is being recognised as an authoritative seamless prediction system. This work package will coordinate the handling of data and metadata, information, concepts etc., in order to match what is needed by other projects and particularly as specified by C3S. More specifically the objectives are:

  • To define the EUCP documentation/standards and implement them through cross-project activities.
  • Exploit EUCP science to assess scientific robustness of project deliverables.
  • To capitalise on end users expectations of usefulness and value of project deliverables.
  • To ensure the delivery of an authoritative climate prediction system.

The final goal is the integration across the European climate forecast systems developed for CMIP6 and those that will be built on them, making them a credible, reliable, authoritative, and action-oriented source of climate information to support more climate-resilient European economies and societies.