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CLIPC: Constructing Europe's Climate Information Portal

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


The CLIPC consortium consists of the following partners:

 Logo STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK (STFC) – Co-ordinator
 Logo Alterra Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)
 Logo KNMI Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands (KNMI)
 Logo MARIS Mariene Informatie Service BV, Netherlands (MARIS)
 Logo PIK Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V., Germany (PIK)
 Logo SMHI Swedish Meterological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
 Logo TUDO Technische Universität Dortmund University (TUDO)
 Logo BODC Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NERC-BODC)
 Logo Cerfacs Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS)
 Logo CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (CNRS)
 Logo CMCC Euro-Mediterranean Center on 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
 Logo FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
 Logo HZG Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Climate Service Center (HZG)
 Logo JRC Joint Research Center (JRC)
 Logo Linkoping University Linköping University (LIU)
 Logo Magellium Magellium Limited (until Nov. 2014)
 Logo Metno Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Met. No)
 Logo University Reading University of Reading (UREAD)
 Logo SYKE Suomen Ymparistokeskus (SYKE)
 Logo TEC Tourisme Territoires Transports Environment Conseil (TEC)
 Logo UAB Universitat Autonoma Barcelona (UAB)
 Logo Metoffice UK Met Office (UKMO)