The C3S Climate Data Store provides data about the climate system and is widely used around the globe, especially in Europe. Seasonal forecasts are one of the products that are published on the Climate Data Store and CONFER makes use of these for research on how to improve climate services in East Africa. This article will explain a bit about how Copernicus works and why it is great for countries in the region to access this kind of data for resilience.
Co-production of Climate Services for East Africa
Horizon 2020 project 2020–2024
CONFER is an EU-funded research project focusing on climate adaptation through co-production of Climate Services in East Africa. Our main objective is to co-develop dedicated climate services for the water, energy and food security sectors with stakeholders and end-users, to enhance their ability to plan for and adapt to seasonal climate fluctuations. With the help of statistical and machine learning tools, we want to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting in the region, in order to reduce impact associated with extreme weather.
Stefan is one of the leaders of WP4, which is focused on the training and capacity building part of CONFER. They work with people in the region, providing training in interpreting and applying climate services in a way that benefits and supports resilience against inter-annual variability. One of the people working to design these training events is Stefan.