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

User-Based Solutions Toward an Integrated and Resilient Future

Julia Kraatz (52°North) How the I-CISK project bridges the gaps between People, Climate, and Disaster Risk Please take a moment to picture these two scenarios. Scenario 1 You are part of the civil protection authority and a pluvial flood (a 

Celebrating Success: Faheed’s Internship at 510

Faheed, an MSc student at the Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente (ITC) in the Netherlands, recently completed an internship at the Netherlands Red Cross’ data and digital team, 510, within the I-CISK project. 

Empowering Climate Resilience: The I-CISK Project Unveiled

I-CISK, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program as part of the European Green Deal, is dedicated to delivering customized climate services (CS) that are trustworthy, understandable, replicable, and effective. Across seven distinct regions spanning Europe and Africa, the