The series of workshops in the PROTECT training curriculum explore the wide range and scope of climate services and provide a comprehensive overview of the practical and advanced aspects of pre-commercial procurement in this field. The aim of the curriculum is to provide public procurers on EU, national, regional, and local levels with practical guidance and advice on how to effectively utilize innovation procurement to address their climate-related issues.
The webinars aim to answer key questions such as:
- What do we mean by “innovation procurement” and why should I leverage this to address my climate and non-climate issues?’
- Can climate services help both with ‘climate’ and ‘non-climate’ needs in a co-benefit approach?
- What should I know about climate services and their market to be able to structure my demand and define my needs?
- What do I need to know about open data and data standardisation in order to procure EO-based climate services?
The curriculum is divided into a spring and an autumn session.
Spring Workshops: First steps into climate services and pre-commercial procurement
Introduction to Innovation procurement: PCP and PPI – 22nd March 2023 – Recording, Presentation (PDF)
Exploring the wide range and scope of climate services – 23rd March 2023 – Recording, Presentation (PDF)
Practical aspects of PCP – 4th April 2023 – Recording, Presentation (PDF)
Matching climate services to climate targets and broader needs – 5th April 2023 – Recording, Presentation (PDF)
Autumn Workshops: How to identify and structure your demand for climate services (for a PCP and beyond)?
Advanced aspects of PCP: PCP & venture capital, from PCP to PPI – 19th September 2023
How to identify and structure your demand for climate services: Flood mapping and prediction – 21st September 2023
How to identify and structure your demand for climate services: Climate resilient water solutions (predicting, collecting data, planning) – 22nd September 2023
How to identify and structure your demand for climate services: : Sustainable & resilient infrastructure in vulnerable urban & regional areas (integrated sustainable re-development, restoring & adaptation of old and existing buildings) – 28th September 2023
How to identify and structure your demand for climate services: Fires prediction & prevention (tracing, identifying – e.g. illegal waste dump fires) – 29th September 2023
Standardisation, certification and GEO data-sharing principles – date to be announced
The training webinars are primarily aimed at buyers/public authorities who will position themselves for the upcoming PCP or anyone else willing to learn more about our topics.