Products on Climate Services

Prototypes, case studies, examples of how climate sciences contribute to provide tools to assist decision-making. These tools are created to help society cope with current climate variability and limit the economic and social damage caused by climate-related disasters.

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SPECS – Factsheets seasonal to decadal climate prediction

The SPECS project has produced a series of dissemination activities. You can get a quick overview of definitions, and the performance of seasonal and decadal climate predictions in these SPECS factsheets: Fact sheet #6: Tropical Cyclone Forecasts (May 2015) Read more about SPECS: http://www.specs-fp7.eu/ According to the SPECS Dissemination work package, the fact sheets will be two-page long documents that intend to introduce basic concepts of...

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LMTool

LMTool is a new climate service to help land managers make winter decisions in Southwest UK. LMTool provides a three month winter weather outlook each month from the end of September to the end of March, and 14 day site specific forecasts. As part of the EU funded project EUPORIAS, we are working closely with Clinton Devon Estates (CDE) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) to...

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LEAP

From 2008, LEAP is the national food security early warning system used by the Government of Ethiopia to estimate the number of people who will be in need of food assistance due to drought. By integrating seasonal forecasts of precipitation, LEAP will provide timelier estimates of humanitarian needs. The LEAP early warning tool was designed to increase the timeliness of response to climate-related food crises...

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EUPORIAS

Whilst societies have flourished or collapsed according to their ability of dealing with climate variability and change it is only recently that we have acquired the ability to predict future environmental conditions. EUPORIAS, a project recently funded by the European commission under the 7th framework program, intends to improve our ability to maximise the societal benefit of these new technologies. Working in close relation with...

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