Feature: Put a Price on the Ocean’s Resources

On Tuesday, Klassekampen published a feature written by, among others, Øyvind Paasche and Kristine Grimsrud from Climate Futures. The feature addresses an important topic that needs to be discussed regarding the climate, namely the price of natural resources – more specifically: the ocean. The authors point to a possible national accounting system for the ocean …

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Climate Futures Predicts an Increased Probability for a Mild September in Norway

More precise seasonal forecasts for climate and weather exposed sectors in Norway are being developed by the research centre Climate Futures. The first forecast for the fall points to a mild September for large parts of the country.  By: Andreas R. Graven, NORCE ResearchEnglish version: Kristine Skarsvåg After a generally sunny and warm summer without …

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The 2020 annual report is now online

Climate Futures Annual report 2020

The Climate Futures 2020 annual report is now published online as an interactive document. In it, you’ll find a short description of the 2020 activities, but since the centre was in the lanuching phase, the focus is first and foremost on presenting the centre and the visions of what is to come. You can have …

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The Importance of Early Forecasts

By: Kristine Skarsvåg The flooding across Western Europe this summer has been devastating. Several lives were lost, and many more suffered the damages that the extreme rainfall caused. How come so many were taken by surprise by the flood? Could we not have foreseen this disaster? Actually, it was predicted several days ahead. Specia (2021) writes in …

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From Weather Apps to Seasonal Forecasting: Why User Feedback is Key to Successful Climate Services

By: Kristine Skarsvåg This article was originally written for the CONFER project, a multinational project to strengthen the resilience to climate induced effects, and risk management in East Africa. The project is coordinated by NORCE, and similarly to Climate Futures, they focus on water, energy and food security. Communication between users and researchers is important …

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Vacant postdoc position within climate prediction

There is a vacancy for a three year postdoc position in climate prediction at the University of Bergen in collaboration with Climate Futures, the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the Nansen and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC) The position is focused on data assimilation into the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM). Application deadline: 28. April. …

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Forecast for November and December 2020

In the Seasonal Forecasting Engine research project, we combine historical data (ERA5) and trends with seasonal forecasts from multiple dynamical models into probabilistic forecasts. The dynamical model data is provided by the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS). The method that we use to combine these data sources will be published soon. This is our temperature …

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New study: Attuning to a changing ocean

Climate Futures’s head of innovation, Øyvind Paasche, is one of the co-authors of a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), entitled Attuning to a changing ocean. Read a University of Oslo article about the study in Norwegian here.