The synergy present in the EUropean CLimate and weather Events: Interpretation and Attribution (EUCLEIA) facilitated new scientific developments that provides the foundation of an operational attribution service. The consortium drew on the specialist expertise of the project partners who contributed building blocks that could be integrated into a reliable, well-tested, fit-for-purpose attribution service.

The EUCLEIA consortium

Met Office, UK
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
University of Edinburgh, UK
Fundacio Institut Catala De Ciencies Del Clima (IC3), Spain
Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI), Denmark
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI), Netherlands
University of Reading, UK
University of Oxford, UK
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum Für Material- Und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG), Germany
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France


Paper on the attribution of test heatwaves.
Paper on the attribution of test cold spells.
Paper on the attribution of test droughts.
Paper on attribution of test floods.
Paper on the attribution of test storm surges.


EUCLEIA was a 3-year project running from 1 January 2014 to the 31 December 2016


EUropean Prototype demonstrator for the Harmonisation and Evaluation of Methodologies for attribution of extreme weather Events [EUPHEME] builds on the lessons learned in EUCLEIA, and will demonstrate the capability of an integrated attribution system to meet the needs of European stakeholders for advice on how the risks of extreme weather and climate events are being affected by human-induced climate change.

EUPHEME will develop state of the art methods for the attribution of extreme weather and climate events on a range of timescales, and new techniques for evaluating their reliability. EUPHEME will develop a scientific platform which hosts data, supports data processing and provides collaboration space for scientists from the partner institutions to carry out attribution analyses using complementary methods and data sources. Finally, EUPHEME will provide a user-oriented synthesis, disseminate consistent attribution assessments through a prototype attribution service website and demonstrate the potential of attribution products to a wide variety of stakeholders. For more information click here >>