Effective ClimSA implementation requires a dynamic and proactive partnership between a range of actors in the field of climate services and sectoral applications.
This includes close cooperation and collaboration between the Secretariat of the OACPS’ Environment and Climate Action Department (ECA) and competent international partners - the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
ClimSA draws on the proven experience of the EU through close collaboration with several of its programmes such as the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts).
ClimSA plays an essential role in catalysing and providing technical assistance and support for information and knowledge management to regional climate change centres, regional organisations and members of the OACPS.
Technical implementing partners
UN World Meteorological Organisation
World Meteorological Organization is playing a major role in the capitalisation and exchange of best practices between the OACPS regions by supporting the OACPS Secretariat in the organisation of Intra-ACP Climate Services OACPS yearly fora and in the preparation of publications/documentation on the achievements of the action as well as the dedicated Information platform/Portal.
European Commission’s Joint Research Centre
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) will define and consolidate requirements for user driven services and provide feedback to international data providers for all eight (8) regions and provide methods and tools for observational datasets and model intercomparison at the regional scale to Regional Climate Centres.
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
An agreement has been signed between OACPS Secretariat and EUMETSAT for its contribution in the implementation of the action, including but not limited to the following objectives: support definition of training activities; assist during implementation in any area of competency; provide existing training modules; provide training materials and delivery of training on the use of EUMETCast stations and system administration, as well as the training on climate monitoring from space.