Many NMSs play a special role in climate services by contributing to national adaptation strategies, to the European Copernicus project and to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This role particularly concerns information on extreme weather events.
In 2017 all EU member states countries are requested to have a national adaptation strategy. The Dutch government strongly supports this development and has commissioned the organization of this workshop.
The workshop involves NMSs, policy makers at national and European level, environmental agencies, projects that aim for providing climate services, companies providing adaptation services and NGOs. Among others there will be participants from Copernicus, EEA, EU DG Clima, EU DG R&I, GFCS, JPI-Climate, Provia, CTCN and WMO CCI.