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Background information

EURO4M is a EU funded project under the 7th framework programme, theme 9 "Space". The overall goal of EURO4M is to develop the capacity for and deliver the best possible and most complete gridded climate change time series and monitoring services covering all of Europe.

Specifically, the objectives of EURO4M are to:
  • Generate datasets consisting of time series of observations and reanalyses of past observational data;
  • Produce innovative and integrated high-quality data products for research and practical applications;
  • Out reach to the user community, stakeholders, policy-makers and the general public with data products and climate services;
  • Evolve into a future GMES service on climate change monitoring that is fully complimentary and supportive of the existing core services.

    To achieve these objectives, a blend is made of surface observations, satellite observations and high-resolution reanalyses.
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    Partners
    The EURO4M project is a collaborative effort of 9 European partners:
  • Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
  • Met Office, United Kingdom
  • University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • National Meteorological Administration, Romania
  • Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss,
        Switzerland
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
  • Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Météo France, France

    Special arrangements are established with key international organizations, such as the EEA (European Environment Agency) as a prime user of EURO4M data and products. Other links include ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), EUMETNET (the network of European meteorological services) and GCOS (Global Climate Observing System).

    EURO4M reanalyses contribute to worldwide reanalysis activities .

    Organisation
    The Management Board of the EURO4M project is made up of the following persons:
  • Albert Klein Tank, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Coordinator
  • Dale Barker, MetOffice, United Kingdom
  • Roxana Bojariu, National Meteorological Administration, Romania
  • Phil Jones, Climatic Research, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

    The Principle Investigators for the other project partners are:
  • Manola Brunet (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
  • Christoph Frei (Meteo Swiss, Switzerland)
  • Jörg Trentmann (Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany)
  • Per Unden (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden)
  • Eric Bazile (Météo France, France)

    EU Project Officer:
  • Stijn Vermoote (REA), Belgium

    The Advisory Board of EURO4M is made up of the following persons:
  • Andre Jol, EEA, Denmark
  • Velina Pendolovska, DG Climate, EU, Belgium
  • Adrian Simmons, ECMWF, United Kingdom

    The Project Office at KNMI (The Netherlands), which is responsible for the routine administration of the project and the scientific direction, is staffed by Karin van der Schaft, Gé Verver and Albert Klein Tank.

    Information about the Work packages you can find here.

    The follow-up project of EURO4M will be the UERRA project ("Uncertainties in Ensembles Regional Re-Analyses"). This project has started in January 2014.
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