LIVING LAB 2021: turning climate information into value for traditional Mediterranean agri-food systems.

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After a successful event in 2020, the MED-GOLD project is launching its Living Lab 2021.



On-line training, 27 May – 24 June 2021.

The MED-GOLD Living Lab is an on-line event dedicated to early career scientists and professionals in the areas of climate science, agriculture, business strategy, social sciences and communication.

This living lab will be divided in 9 sessions – 5 plenary and 4 hands-on sessions – over five weeks. where there will be periodic activities delivered by speakers across different disciplines relevant to the development and implementation of climate services for the agriculture sector, including climate modelling, agriculture and user engagement.

In addition, participants will work in multidisciplinary teams supported by scientists from the MED-GOLD project as mentors. For the practical work, participants will be challenged by real users of climate information to propose and develop ideas for climate services development in the agrifood sector, building on the knowledge and skills gained during the living lab. In these practical sessions, activities will focus on some of the main climate service components, such as user engagement, data processing and route to market.

Early career scientists and professionals with a wide range of individual profiles are encouraged to apply and join the multidisciplinary teams: climate scientists, agronomists, software developers (R, Python), social scientists, and communication experts. Participants will learn about concepts and methodologies used to develop climate services.

The Living Lab 2021 learning objectives are:

  • To understand the basic steps for co-developing a climate service with end-users
  • To understand the type of methods used in the co-development of a service
  • Up to date knowledge on where to obtain climate data, from the tailored datasets created by MED-GOLD to those developed in the framework of the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS).

A first draft of the program of lessons and activities is available here.

The official language of the Living Lab will be English.


Register for Living Lab here.

Application deadline: 14 May 2021

No registration fee required.

The maximum number of participants is 25*.

*In case of a too high number of requests a selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: the widest range of profiles pertaining to the topics of the school (climate science, data analysis/software development, social science, agronomy, etc..), english knowledge, geographical distribution and suitability of the participant based on their CV
Participants selection will be made by the MED-GOLD project team, with the goal to broaden engagement and for ensuring gender diversity.
The MED-GOLD team guarantees equal opportunity and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 776467