CLIMATE SPRINT: ACCELERATING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
Climate change is leading to greater uncertainty – be it in temperature fluctuations, snowfall or wind speed. This is again causing changes in personal preferences, such as the type of drink we’ll want on a hot day, or when we’ll plan to take this year’s ski trip.
Climate variations do not just affect consumer demand; they also affect supply logistics, such as for products that need to be transported in a chilled environment. Nearly everything we do is impacted by the weather and the climate.
Being able to predict such changes in advance would help companies minimise weather-related risks. The S2S4E project has developed a tool for the energy sector that does just that: The S2S4E Decision Support Tool.
Climate Sprint explored how this tool could be applied to non-energy sectors. Participants at this day-long innovation camp learned how climate services could support them in the decisions they make at work, and how to use the tool to explore the global weather outlook for the weeks and months ahead.
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Struggling with climate variability: How climate service tools are being used to support decisions
- Climate service tools in the operation & maintenance of skiing facilities by Andrea Damm (Joanneum Research)
- Current gaps in climate service tools being applied across the insurance sector by Francesca Larosa (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change)
- VISCA: An example of climate services application in agriculture by Eric Mino (Semide)
- Using space data from other sectors by Carine Saüt (Capgemini)
Making S2S data actionable:
Best practices from the energy sector:
- Case 1: How climate services & the S2S4E tool bring value to the energy sector by Joan Miquel Anglès (Nnergix)
- Case 2: Why S2S timescales are important & the current state of climate forecasts by Laurent Dubus (Electricité de France)
- Case 3: Seasonal hydroclimatic services in the hydropower sector by Ilias Pechlivanidis (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)
Coaching and problem solving:
Suzi Tart Maurice
Joan Miquel Anglès
Mission Risques Naturels