About I-CISK

Climate change is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, with the climate becoming more variable and severe weather events such as floods, droughts and extreme heat occurring more frequently. Adaptation to climate change requires climate smart decisions foster resilience to the future climate.

I-CISK’s ambition to innovate how climate information is used, interpreted and acted on through a next-generation of Climate Services that follow a human centred, social and behaviourally informed approach; integrating the knowledges, needs and perceptions of climate information.

7 Living Labs

In I-CISK we take an action research approach to fast-track research to impacts by co-developing a framework for human centred climate services in and with the users of seven Living Labs in Europe and Africa. Each living lab is located in a climate change hotspot with specific geographical and climatic settings, and with a focus on key socio-economic sectors.


Upper and Middle Guadalquivir Basin, Spain

Agriculture, Livestock, 
Forestry and Water Scarcity

Living Lab 1

Living Lab 2


Emilia Romagna, Italy

Agriculture and Domestic
water resources


Rijnland Basin, the Netherlands

Water recreation, shipping
nature conservancy

Living Lab 3

Living Lab 4


Crete, Greece

Multi hazard Sectoral
climate change assessment
for Tourism


Budapest, Hungary

Tourism, health, and urban

Living Lab 5

Living Lab 6


Alazani River Basin, Georgia

Water supply, hydropower
energy and forestry



Food security, drought &
humanitarian aid

Living Lab 7

News & events

An intense and successful second I-CISK project General Assembly in Madrid

The European project “Innovating Climate Services through Integrating Scientific and Local Knowledge” (I-CISK) held its general assembly on October 5-6 in Madrid, Spain. UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID (UCM), representatives invited project partners to present their progress and to discuss open