Our “sister project”: DOWN2EARTH

CONFER has two “Sister projects”: DOWN2EARTH and FOCUS-Africa. All three are funded under the same sub-topic of the Horizon 2020 programme, and we want to explore our “sister projects” a bit further. First up is DOWN2EARTH, led by Dr Michael Singer at the University of Cardiff. We have asked him for some insight into what the project does, its connection to CONFER, and how the two projects work together.

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The Importance of Early Forecasts

The flooding across Western Europe this summer has been devastating. Several lives were lost, and many more suffered the damages that the extreme rainfall caused. How come so many were taken by surprise by the flood? Could we not have foreseen this disaster?

Norwegian Climate Outlook Forum

Seasonal forecasts are becoming increasingly relevant as the weather is getting more extreme. Early indications of how the weather will be long into the future increases the ability to prepare for different scenarios. One way to distribute the forecasts to the people who need them is through Regional Climate Outlook Forums, and recently the first Norwegian one took place, arranged by Climate Futures.