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A Spanish climate research center seeks consortia for HE Cluster 6 Topics related to land use and landscape features by providing local downscaled climate projections and other services (i.e. risk assessment changes in extreme weather phenomena)


Profile Type
Research & Development Request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
27 November 2023 - 26 November 2024
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
A Spanish climate research foundation is interested in the following HE Cluster 6 Topics: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-7 and HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-4, mainly to join existing consortia to cover local climate needs & other agricultural or land related requirements within the project. They offer 30+ years of experience working in weather analysis and adaptation to climate change, with its own statistical downscaling methodology to produce local climate change projections and assess its impact.
Full Description
The Madrid-based Research centre is looking for on-going consortia for specific Topics within the following Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Topics: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-7 (Reintroduction of landscape features in intensive agricultural areas) and HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-4 (Land use change and local / regional climate).

The institution is a Spanish non-profit and totally independent research foundation that has already 30+ years of successful national and international experience working on all types of projects related to weather analysis, extreme weather phenomena impacts and adaptation to climate change. This foundation has already developed successful projects throughout all of Europe and most of Latin America, as well as in parts of Asia and Africa, participating in INTERREG, Horizon Europe and H2020 programmes, LIFE, or other frameworks like the IDB or ADB.

By taking part in these projects and other cooperation activities, this foundation has been able to assess and support successfully the development and implementation of adaptation measures to climate change. With the development of an already internationally validated statistical downscaling methodology, this entity has the ability to generate trustworthy future local climate change scenarios, based on 10 models and their 4 SSPs of the latest CMIP6.

These scenarios are the basis of later development of all types of climate services, like projections of extreme weather phenomena, indicators for linked sectors (agriculture, environment, infrastructureā€¦), or more specific and detailed Climate Risk Assessments to support the adaptation of present and future activities, services, and infrastructure. The weather scale is also a key expertise of this entity, with a large experience in assessing weather impacts and supporting companies with GIS-based Early Warning Systems (EWS) to provide reliable and tailored weather forecasts to help any activity.

This foundation looks for new opportunities for collaboration with consortia in need of a profile that could cover climate-related topics, especially those linked with agriculture and land use (such as agroforestry), fundamental as a basis to generate any outcomes in most European programmes.
Advantages and Innovations
With the increasing importance of current and future climate information as the basis for assessing and planning agricultural uses, land use changes and other linked activities, it becomes crucial to count on trustable and accurate climate data.

In this sense, the fact of being able to work with local climate projections (down to 1x1 km or less of resolution), tailored to the sector needs, results in a huge added value in avoiding risky uncertainties.

This foundation has the means to perform such tasks with its downscaling methodology, which has been put into action and validated in several projects across the world. Being a state-of-the-art tool, this statistical methodology needs way less resources and time than regular dynamical downscalings, and by using weather observations can introduce and reproduce with accuracy local characteristics of vital importance.
Stage of Development
Already on the market
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 2: Zero HungerGoal 10: Reduced InequalityGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGoal 13: Climate ActionGoal 5: Gender EqualityGoal 15: Life on Land

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Coordinator or partner in a consortium in need of climate-related information
Type and Size of Partner
SME 50 - 249SME <=10R&D InstitutionOtherSME 11-49UniversityBig company
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Framework program
Horizon Europe
Call title and identifier
Reintroduction of landscape features in intensive agricultural areas
Land use change and local / regional climate
Submission and evaluation scheme
Opening date
17 October 2023
Deadline date
22 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time
Deadline model
Type of action
HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions
Coordinator required
Deadline for EoI
Deadline of the call
IPR description
The institution is looking for on-going consortia to take part in this Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Topics: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-7 (Reintroduction of landscape features in intensive agricultural areas) and HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-4 (Land use change and local / regional climate), either coordinators or partners within a consortium.

In addition, meeting potential partners for upcoming project proposals in the field of the abovementioned Topics would be highly interesting.
Web link to the callā€¦


Technology keywords
01004007 - GIS Geographical Information Systems01003023 - Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators01004016 - Analysis Risk Management01004006 - Environment Management Systems01003013 - Information Technology/Informatics
Market keywords
02006007 - Databases and on-line information services02007025 - Consulting services02006004 - Data processing, analysis and input services
Sector Groups Involved
Mobility - Transport - AutomotiveTourismRenewable EnergyAgri-Food
Targeted countries
All countries