The value-add of tailored seasonal forecast information for industry decision-making

Goodess, Clare Mary ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7462-4479, Troccoli, Alberto, Vasilakos, Nicholas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3279-2885, Dorling, Stephen, Amies, Jessica D., Brown, Hannah, Chowienczyk, Katie, Dyer, Emma, Formenton, Marco, Nicolosi, Antonio M., Calcagni, Elena, Cavedon, Valentina, Estella Perez, Victor, Geertsema, Gertie, Krikken, Folmer, Nielsen, Kristian Lautrup, Petitta, Marcello, Vidal, José, de Ruiter, Martijn, Savage, Ian and Upton, Jon (2022) The value-add of tailored seasonal forecast information for industry decision-making. Climate, 10 (10). ISSN 2225-1154

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Abstract

There is a growing need for more systematic, robust, and comprehensive information on the value-add of climate services from both the demand and supply sides. There is a shortage of published value-add assessments that focus on the decision-making context, involve participatory or co-evaluation approaches, avoid over-simplification, and address both the quantitative (e.g., economic) and qualitative (e.g., social) values of climate services. The 12 case studies that formed the basis of the European Union-funded SECLI-FIRM project were co-designed by industrial and research partners in order to address these gaps while focusing on the use of tailored sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts in the energy and water industries. For eight of these case studies, it was possible to apply quantitative economic valuation methods: econometric modelling was used in five case studies while three case studies used a cost/loss (relative economic value) analysis and avoided costs. The case studies illustrated the challenges in attempting to produce quantitative estimates of the economic value-add of these forecasts. At the same time, many of them highlighted how practical value for users—transcending the actual economic value—can be enhanced; for example, through the provision of climate services as an extension to their current use of weather forecasts and with the visualisation tailored towards the user.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The SECLI-FIRM project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under Grant Agreement 776868.
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate services,co-production,energy,relative economic value,seasonal forecasts,value-add,water,atmospheric science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1902
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2022 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/89057
DOI: 10.3390/cli10100152

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