This document is provided to support delivery of the Fast Track Activity (FTA) 2.1 “Mapping users’ requirements”, which is a contribution of Module 2 “Research for Climate Service Development” of JPI-Climate (http://www.jpi-climate.eu/). FTA 2.1 aims to collect and analyze information on users’ requirements related to Climate Services (including similarities and differences between sectors and countries, and knowledge gaps plus suggestions for research) during the period summer 2012 to summer 2013, to inform the activities across the JPI Climate and the further development of the strategic research. Although national dialogues directed at identifying and understanding users’ requirements in various European countries are not part of this FTA, this guidance, based on lessons learned through experience, is intended to support and encourage JPI Climate members (and non JPI Climate countries) to undertake national dialogues and prepare an inventory of users’ requirements. The intention is that through these national dialogues additional data/information will become available to support the aims of this FTA.
J Bessembinder, R Street, M Themessl, E Baños de Guisasola, P Delecluse, R Benestad. Guidance to support the identification and assessment of users’ requirements. Concept