The ERA-NET AXIS is a network of 10 funding organisations from 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Moldava, Norway, Spain, Sweden) that has been created to promote cross-boundary, cross-community research with the overall goal to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it to societal needs. To this effect, AXIS aims to bring together international expertise in the areas of this Call for Proposals and work on overcoming boundaries between science communities through inter- or transdisciplinary research projects.
The present joint call will be funded by AXIS partners with an indicative budget of 15 – 17 Mio. € to support research projects of a duration of three years. AXIS is co-funded as an ERA-NET Co-fund action under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Grant Agreement number 776608). The anticipated national and regional contributions available from each funding agency are listed on the AXIS webpage www.jpi-climate.eu/AXIS
AXIS is a successor of the ERA-NET on “European Research Area for Climate Services” (ERA4CS). Both are part of the efforts of JPI Climate to contribute to the implementation of the European Roadmap for Climate Services (see https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/european-research-and-innovation-roadmap-climate-services), in particular by improving “Integration of physical and socioeconomic data and information” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1a) and “establishing confidence in, and the role of uncertainty in climate services and decision-support systems” (Challenge 3, Activity 3.1c).
AXIS seeks to enhance collaboration across science communities and promote integration of knowledge of a wide range of research disciplines contributing to the understanding of climate change and its impacts on natural systems and society. Integration is a core objective, especially with regard to bridging gaps and crossing boundaries between different bio-physical impact categories or systems, here called „sectors“* and between natural and social sciences as well as humanities working on climate change impacts.
The scope of this AXIS call is structured into three interlinked thematic priorities (themes):
*“Sectors” in the context of Theme 1 refer to impact categories or domains (systems), such as, but not limited to agriculture, forestry, hydrology, human health (e.g. vector-borne diseases, heat-related mortality), biomes / biodiversity, permafrost, fisheries and marine ecosystems, coastal infrastructure, energy supply and demand.
Program Officer: Johann Müller johann.muller(at)agencerecherche.fr