Copernicus Symposium on Climate Services for the Energy Sector

Copernicus Symposium on Climate Services for the Energy Sector

2017/02/22 - 2017/02/23


The symposium aims to bring together climate and energy scientists, energy industry practitioners and public decision makers to present new possibilities in climate predictions, discuss new ideas and better shape future public C3S products for the energy sector. It is also a great occasion to meet other experts in energy and climate during the several discussions and other networking opportunities. The symposium is a joint event organised by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and its energy proof-of-concept projects, the European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) and the CLIM4ENERGY projects.

Seasonal predictions and long-term projections of climate, along with uncertainty estimates, are now made possible thanks to remarkable progress in climate science. The use of accurate climate information is key to the energy sector as it needs to tackle issues related to climate variability and change for a robust planning of growing renewable energy, more diverse energy markets and management of changing risks.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) funded by the European Commission and operated by the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts aims at delivering cutting-edge climate and sectoral information for the society facing climate change adaptation and mitigation. It is currently developing several demonstration products for the energy sector.