1. Energy Planning & Financing

  • Renewable resource site assessment (incl. on and off-shore wind, solar, hydro, tidal, ocean wave/currents/osmotic/thermal)
  • Resource assessment of large wind farm clusters and energy islands
  • Energy system adequacy
  • Energy storage
  • Bioenergy and Biofuels: meteorological issues

2. Energy Operations & Maintenance

  • Short-range to medium-range weather/power forecasting (incl. probabilistic approaches and machine learning)
  • Meteorological data and tools for grid integration (incl. demand modelling and management, energy efficient building design, energy storage solutions, smart grid technologies), including data visualisation and IT applications
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy transmission and distribution (e.g. ice accretion on power lines)
  • Operation and maintenance of large offshore wind, including floating wind energy
  • Extreme weather events and their impacts on the energy industry (catastrophic risk)

3. Energy Resource Management

  • Sub-seasonal, decadal climate/power forecasting (including probabilistic approaches and machine learning)
  • Forecast bias adjustment, multi-model combinations, skill assessment
  • Financial risk management for energy applications (insurance, trading, etc)

4. Energy Systems Risk Assessment & Investment

  • Multi-decadal projections (including probabilistic approaches and machine learning)
  • Projection assessment, bias adjustment, model selection
  • Climate change impacts on energy systems, incl. resources, investments, demand and production
  • Climate change risk for energy infrastructure

5. Climate & Energy Modelling

  • Databases of climate data and energy parameters for energy systems analysis
  • Definition and assessment of climate stress events for energy
  • Climate-based energy conversion models
  • Climate and energy scenario modelling

6. Environmental Impacts of Energy Systems

  • Energy systems impacts on weather, climate and surrounding physical environments (e.g. effects on large scale climate, including air quality, energy islands)
  • Micrometeorology effects on power systems (e.g. on wind turbines, solar panels, power lines)
  • Environmental and social impacts of energy system planning and developments (e.g. turbine noise, PV panel flickering)

7. Weather and Climate Services for Energy

  • Frameworks for the provision of weather and climate services for energy (e.g. Copernicus Thematic Hub on Energy)
  • Building blocks, case studies, lessons learned and challenges in weather and climate services for energy
  • Collaborative approaches: Co-design, co-development and co-production of climate services, including delivery and visualisation tools
  • Stakeholder uptake and interaction approaches
  • The socio-economic value of weather and climate services
  • Business models for sustainable weather and climate services

8. Energy Policy, Programmes and Cross-sectoral Issues

  • Global perspectives: Green deal, Net Zero, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), the Paris Agreement, …
  • Major national/international projects/network in energy and meteorology, including creating new, collaborations across organisations and sectors
  • Energy and climate policy (e.g. security issues, integrated assessment modelling, increase of renewables into the grid)
  • Ensuring an integrated meteorology and energy for rapidly increasing energy demand in emerging economies
  • The Climate–Energy–Water–Food nexus
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy use in transport (e.g. aviation)

9. Education/Training Programmes in Energy and Meteorology

  • Capacity building activities (e.g. Masters, Summer Schools, …)
  • Outreach activities for schools
  • Training for end-users in visual/interactive products of climate and energy services
  • Effective communication of meteorology for the energy industry


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