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SALIENSEAS brings together a team of social and natural scientists, metocean service personnel, and end-users in an iterative research and co-production process. Stakeholders and end-users will be directly involved in the project, both as advisors in the project management and as respondents and participants in end-user workshops. We will adopt cutting edge and partly in-house developed concepts and methodologies for effectively co-producing knowledge and knowledge systems as an overall approach to the project and as part of the work packages.

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Work package 2 poster

The attached poster was presented last fall at a symposium of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. It provides an overview of the rationale, methods and phases of data collection that went into creating the Read more…

Strengthening the value-chain of sea-ice, weather and climate services in the European Arctic

Work packages - Implementing a co-production approach

Work Package 1

Work package 1, led by Prof. D. Müller (Umeå University, Sweden), studies mobility patterns and constraints of different Arctic marine sectors. The work relies on observation, interviewing, and on an innovative public participatory GIS approach to map Arctic marine mobility patterns and the challenges and risks faced by end-users. It will lead to an agenda for the development of climate services for the European Arctic. It feeds into the simulation model developed in WP2, and informs the scope and content of the demonstration services developed in work package 3.

Work Package 2

Work package 2, led by Dr. M. Lamers (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) aims to understand the role of climate services in decision-making contexts (e.g. planning, operations). It formulates design principles, simulates the use of tailor-made services and develops a support-tool for co-producing and testing climate services. State-of-the art methods will be used such as companion modelling, a role-playing game and agent-based modelling. The end-user workshops function as setting for testing out demonstration services developed in WP3. WP2 thereby forms the bridge between the climate service needs identified in WP1 and the demonstration projects developed in WP3.

Work Package 3

Work package 3, led by Dr. M. Müller (Norwegian Meteorological Institute - MET Norway) utilizes the great potential of currently available databases of metocean conditions for multi-model climate forecasting. By using advanced statistical downscaling methods, predictive power of key monitoring data are evaluated, in order to define new forecast products, tailored to end-user needs. It will do this, by co-developing a series of demonstration services, based on end-user needs as expressed in the activities of WP1 and WP2, and by utilizing state-of-the art statistical methods, IT and forecasting infrastructure. Importantly, the demonstration services developed will be merged into MET Norway’s and DMI’s forecasting infrastructure and maintained and developed beyond the lifetime of this project.