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Arctic ECRA is a collaborative programme within ECRA and the European Polar Board. ECRA (European Climate Research Alliance) is an association of European scientific institutions active in climate research.

The EPB endorsed participation in a joint Arctic ECRA cooperative action at the plenary meeting in Sofia in October 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ECRA and the European Polar Board was signed by ECRA and EPB. A joint Steering Committee of ECRA and EPB representatives was appointed. The terms of reference and the governance of the MoU have been developed with the contribution of the ESF and ECRA Secretariats. EPB is playing a role in promoting the widest participation of members and identifying potential topics such as polar prediction or observations (cross calibrations).

In July 2013, the Arctic ECRA Strategy and Work Plan was finalised. The Arctic ECRA Strategy was successfully presented in March 2014 in Brussels (plan available at


Climate Research: reflecting on the past and planning for the future – An online event to celebrate 10 years of ECRA – on 10 March 2020, 14:30-17:00 CET, online


The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) will celebrate its 10 years anniversary with this high-level event. The event is open to all, and will feature:

keynote presentations by

              • Jean-Eric Paquet (European Commission),

              • Connie Hedegaard (Mission Board for Adaptation to Climate Change), and a panel discussion with

              • Michel Rixen, WMO;

              • Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF;

              • and Robert McSweeney, CarbonBrief.

We will discuss past and future activities in climate research. (For example, ECRA will organise the General Assembly next year on "Extreme events under climate change – understanding, communicating, and managing the risks”). Lastly, the Collaborative Programmes will give a brief update on their activities.


More information available at the event website: - Register and let us know if you have questions for the speakers - Download a flyer with agenda and log-in information (attached) Feel free to circulate this invitation to your interested colleagues.


For any questions: