The objective of WP1 is “to involve practitioners, suppliers, purveyors and technology providers, scientists and potential end users (customers) in the climate service co-creation and deliver the CLARITY CSIS software and workflows in support of the climate-resilience planning.”. On top of this, WP1 also facilitates the technical management of the whole project, provides the necessary repositories for hosting of the CLARITY software code, data and services as well as a set of tools to support the development of industrial-quality code.
WP2 Demonstration & Validation
WP2 is aimed at ensuring the quality of data collection process and the compliance with the CLARITY modelling methodology (WP3), at monitoring and supporting the demo cases implementation, at proving the operational level CLARITY CSIS and showcasing its functionalities (demo driven).
WP3 Science support
The main objective of the WP3 is to provide the scientific background, models and algorithms to support the implementation of the CLARITY demo cases and development of the CLARITY CSIS based on EU-GL methodological concept and end-user driven requirements. The WP3 activities include stepwise application of the methodological approach ranging from generation and analysis of climate and environmental data, employment of high-resolution climate models to analyse climate change on local scale, hazard characterisation, risk assessment and impact analysis, identification and appraisal of adaptation measures and finally decision support and analysis of socio-economic impact. The WP3 activities are closely related to CLARITY CSIS requirements and the co-creation process in WP1 and the definition of data requirements and the data collection process for future implementation of demo cases in WP2.
WP4 Technology support
The overall objective of WP4 can be summarised as to provide the technological backbone of the CLARITY Climate Service Information System (CSIS) in terms of software and services and the technical infrastructure that is required to co-develop CLARITY Climate Services together with CLARITY end users in WP1. Thereby, technologies contributed by partners and developed and used in former European (research) projects have to be adapted to CLARITY needs in order to maximise reuse of existing background, to minimize development effort and thus to encourage innovation over implementation.
WP5 Exploitation and Business
The Exploitation and Business work package focusses on the effective dissemination and exploitation of the project results. The work of this WP comprises four tasks: (1) Exploitation Requirements, (2) Exploitation Strategy and Business Plan, (3) Social Innovation Assessment and (4) Climate Service Market Place.
WP6 Dissemination and Community Building
In WP6 two types of activities are carried out focusing on:
- project branding and wide, interdisciplinary communication- and awareness measures and interconnection with other projects and initiatives; and
- sharing insights with expert audiences and the preparation of dedicated workshops to ignite additional implementation projects for third parties that are similar to CLARITY demonstrators.
WP7 Project Management
The main objective of this work package is to ensure the achievement of the project objectives and meet the contractual commitments through administrative coordination, and including timely and efficient organizational and financial management, as well as providing the measures that will help to achieve the expected project impacts.
The coordination of the project work comprises four main activities: (1) Decision making and conflict resolution; (2) Administrative and financial management; (3) Quality assurance and ethics management; and (4) Data management.