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Volume 12, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 12, 199–205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-12-199-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Adv. Sci. Res., 12, 199–205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-12-199-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  30 Jul 2015

30 Jul 2015

The VIADUC project: innovation in climate adaptation through service design

L. Corre1, P. Dandin2, D. L'Hôte3, and F. Besson1 L. Corre et al.
  • 1Direction de la Climatologie, Météo-France, Toulouse, France
  • 2Centre national de recherches météorologiques (CNRM), Météo-France, Toulouse, France
  • 3Strate Ecole de Design, Sèvres, France

Abstract. From the French National Adaptation to Climate Change Plan, the "Drias, les futurs du climat" service has been developed to provide easy access to French regional climate projections. This is a major step for the implementation of French Climate Services. The usefulness of this service for the end-users and decision makers involved with adaptation planning at a local scale is investigated.

As such, the VIADUC project is: to evaluate and enhance Drias, as well as to imagine future development in support of adaptation. Climate scientists work together with end-users and a service designer. The designer's role is to propose an innovative approach based on the interaction between scientists and citizens. The chosen end-users are three Natural Regional Parks located in the South West of France. The latter parks are administrative entities which gather municipalities having a common natural and cultural heritage. They are also rural areas in which specific economic activities take place, and therefore are concerned and involved in both protecting their environment and setting-up sustainable economic development.

The first year of the project has been dedicated to investigation including the questioning of relevant representatives. Three key local economic sectors have been selected: i.e. forestry, pastoral farming and building activities. Working groups were composed of technicians, administrative and maintenance staff, policy makers and climate researchers. The sectors' needs for climate information have been assessed. The lessons learned led to actions which are presented hereinafter.

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The VIADUC project is to evaluate existing French climate services, as well as to imagine future development in support of adaptation. Climate scientists work together with end-users and a service designer. The designer's role is to propose an innovative approach based on the interaction between scientists and citizens. The users' needs for climate information have been assessed. The lessons learned led to actions which are presented in this paper.
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