EU and Belmont Forum Call for research into climate services

Climate Services aim at providing more reliable climate information for the near future (months to decades) relevant for local and regional users. Within this broad context, variability of polar and tropical systems affects a large proportion of the world population. The focus of this 2015 2015 International Opportunities Fund will be on drivers and mechanisms linking Poles & Monsoons for societal usefulness of climate services.


This call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with a focus on inter-regional linkages role in climate variability and predictability. Major impediments indeed still exist having efficient climate services at regional and local level, because of little or poorly understood climate processes (in part caused by a paucity of observations), inadequate dissemination of scientific knowledge, conflicts between climatic and non-climatic stressors and lack of action by decision makers and the human society at large.

Call closes:  1st June 2015

For more information see: