Last week, the ClimOP partners Deep Blue and Amigo held a training course on Climate Services to help the Italian Critical Infrastructure adapt and become more resilient to climate emergencies. According to the US Government, critical infrastructures are those organizations “whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof”.

Aware of that, the course focused on four main aspects of climate services:

  • The “Climate Change Vocabulary”, presents concepts such as climate, climate change, and the related adaptation and mitigation strategies.
  • Climate services, what they are, how they can help organizations become more resilient to climate change, and which are the data and tools to manage future scenarios.
  • Current Standards and policies, from a Global to a Local perspective.
  • Funding opportunities, at a European and Italian Level.

In the second-day session, the attendees took part in a hands-on exercise in which they co-designed a climate service based on the needs of actors involved in coping with adverse climate events. As the number of subscriptions overcame what we expected, in the following months the two partners will organize the second edition of the training course on “Climate Services for Italian Critical Infrastructure“. This training is part of the exploitation activities of the ClimOP project. These activities aim at maximizing the impact of the project results making them easier to use beyond the project scope.

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