TEC-Conseil

PROSNOW

developed jointly with Meteo France and 12 other partners, has been selected by the European Commission for funding


It involves partners from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, including high tech SMEs, and is supported by 8 ski resorts which will be pilot users of our services. PROSNOW (Provision of a prediction system allowing for management and optimization of snow in Alpine ski), ambitions to build a demonstrator of a meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several months ahead applied to snow management, specifically tailored to the needs of the ski industry.  

This novel climate service holds significant potential to increase the resilience of socio-economic mountain stakeholders and supports their real-time climate change adaptation potential resorts. TEC will manage the project jointly with Météo France. The official kick off is envisaged for September 2017.

Contact : dubois.ghislain@tec-conseil.com

 

Provision of a prediction system allowing for management and optimization of snow in Alpine ski resorts

The PROSNOW project ambitions to build a demonstrator of a meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several months ahead applied to snow management, specifically tailored to the needs of the ski industry using a co-design approach. This novel climate service holds significant potential to increase the resilience of socio-economic mountain stakeholders and supports their real-time climate change adaptation potential. PROSNOW will apply state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to the predictability of atmospheric and snow conditions, then develop products well beyond state-of-the-art operational tools. Improved anticipation capabilities at all time scales, spanning from “weather forecast” (up to 5 days typically) to “climate prediction” at the seasonal scale (up to several months), will be achieved through a seamless integration of weather and seasonal prediction products, together with snowpack models, in-situ and remotely-sensed observations and cutting-edge statistical tools in support of the decision making process. The project proposes an Alpine-wide system (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy). It will associate research institutions for weather forecasts, climate predictions at the seasonal scale and snowpack modeling, a group of providers proposing high tech solutions for snow monitoring and management, and a relevant ensemble of eight representative resorts in the Alps. The added value of such services for ski resorts will be investigated and documented, making it possible to initiate a commercial exploitation of the service at the end of the project.

Exploiting the added value of climate services
Innovation (IA)
01/09/2017
31/08/2020