The project is co-funded from the European Commission (Grant Agreement reference 690462) |

WP1: Cross-cutting methodological support and hubs coordination

Lead: Université des Antilles (UA)

In this work package, we will coordinate (1) information gathering on innovation hubs with a strong  participation of  partners and stakeholders on the four hubs (2) innovation plan sharing among these hubs and (3) cooperation and information exchange with other WPs.

WP1 consists of several sub-WPs for the innovation hubs. To avoid stand-alone operation of these sub-WPs, coordination between WP2/3/4 and within the WP1 is needed. WP1 manages the interface between the service co-development and the implementation.

It coordinated coordinates data exchange and other internal communication to allow coupling of tools and input/output data, upscaling and by organizing regular meetings, and development of a common dissemination structure with WP4.

In INNOVA a strong link between new, enhanced or tailored climate services, and testing of these developments is created. The insights of WP2 and WP3 provide the basis for the co-design and co-development of innovative climate services.

The local hubs in this WP generally focus on regional areas, and evaluate a mixture of existing and new climate services developments.

WP1 will monitor this data exchange and is responsible for resolving issues. Furthermore WP1 will coordinate the dialogue and common work with stakeholders. More detailed experimental designs were compiled during the preparation of this proposal but not shown here.

  • Task 1.1 Management of its own hub by each hub leader.
  • Task 1.2 Organisation of exchange sessions with innovation hub partners. We will first interview each partner to identify innovative features in each hub and define guidelines to exchange information on a common format and store associated data. Then discussions will be necessary to analyse extracted patterns.
  • Task 1.3  Information gathering  on innovative hubs. Design of a framework for the innovation hub data repository for both structured as tables and unstructured data as texts. We will also seek for and store external data (for instance meteorological, geographical, demographical or social data) potentially useful in cross analyses with hubs data.
  • Task 1.4 Analysis of climate adaptation requirements and innovative solutions in each hub including limitations of the hubs to become innovative or apply innovation. We will analyse users’ needs and get feedback from them on the evolution of project results and if necessary, we will amend parts. We will also work on how to learn, from one hub innovation plan in another one. In this task, we will focus on mining interesting trends, models and patterns from hubs and external data. We will deliver them to WP4 on a common and comprehensible format. 

Expected results and deliverables

  • D1.1 Data repository resulting from hub coordination that will gather structured and non structured, scientific and lay data from each hub and be useful to provide potentially interesting knowledge for climate service development.
  • D1.2 Cross analyses studies that will need to collect and store extremely large datasets and to analyze them into a big data framework. On the one hand, data from hubs may flat files but also graphs or images, on the other external meteorological, geographical, demographical or social data are known to be extremely massive.
  • D1.3a Toolkit of customized operators delivered to WP 4 in order to extract comprehensive knowledge close to natural language from the data repository.
  • D1.3b Knowledge base defining common trends and specific features on climate change with recommendations for innovative climate services from our hubs.
  • D1.4 Innovation hubs reports.
  • D1.5 Stakeholder involvement framework.


  • M1.1 Date gathering workshop (1 per hub)
  • M1.2 Co-design workshops (3 per hub)