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CLIPC: Constructing Europe's Climate Information Portal

CLIPC provides access to Europe's climate data and information.

CLIPC demonstration event at Adaptation Futures 2016

11 April 2016
CLIPC demonstration event at Adaptation Futures 2016

Tuesday 10th May  17:45 - 19:30
Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam (side event of Adaptation Futures 2016)

Are you working with climateclimate
Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the average weather, or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period of time ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period for averaging these variables is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization. The relevant quantities are most often surface variables such as temperature, precipitation and wind. Climate in a wider sense is the state, including a statistical description, of the climate system.
data, processed data products and climate models or climate changeclimate change
Climate change refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g., by using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings such as modulations of the solar cycles, volcanic eruptions and persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. Note that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: 'a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods'. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributa
impact indicators?
Are you interested in getting quick and easy access to comprehensive and authoritative Europe-wide climate and climate impactclimate impact
See Impact Assessment
data more quickly and easily than before?

Then, the demonstration of the ‘Climate Information Platform for Copernicus’  (CLIPC)  might be of interest to you.
Please join us to discover the portal and give us your feedback!

The CLIPC team will present how the portal can be used, focussing on how: 

  • CLIPC provides access to climate and climate impact information
  • CLIPC offers data and information that is credible, legitimate and salient for a broad range of users .
  • CLIPC provides direct access to authoritative core data sources, harmonized metadatametadata
    Information about meteorological and climatological data concerning how and when they were measured, their quality, known problems and other characteristics.
    and post-processing tools, and indirect access to additional data sets.
  • CLIPC makes it possible for users to combine the available datasets, and provides guidance on how to interpret those combinations.
  • CLIPC provides an overview of data supply from satellite and ground-based data and modelling results, indicator availability and guidance.

CLIPC is supported by the European Commission and is one of the FP7 projects designed to support the development of a Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Copernicus is the European system for monitoring the Earth. C3S will combine information from the climate systemclimate system
The climate system is the highly complex system consisting of five major components: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere, and the interactions between them. The climate system evolves in time under the influence of its own internal dynamics and because of external forcings such as volcanic eruptions, solar variations and anthropogenic forcings such as the changing composition of the atmosphere and land use change.
with the latest science to develop an authoritative, quality-assured information about the past, current and future states of the  climate in Europe and worldwide.

Looking forward seeing you,

Sandrine Dhénain, Ghislain Dubois (TEC – Consulting and research on climate policies)
Peter Thijsse (Maris)
Johannes Lueckenkoetter (Tu-Dortmund)
Rob Swart, Annemarie Groot, Hasse Goosen (Alterra)

For further information:

Sandrine Dhénain - sandrine.dhenain@tec-conseil.com - +33 (0)6 59 42 61 57

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