PROJECTS

Climate Data Factory

PROJECT TYPE

Pathfinder – Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities

LOCATION

France

START DATE
July 2013
LEAD PARTNER

Climpact-Metnext

PROJECT MANAGER

Harilaos Loukos, Climpact-Metnext

THEME

Decision Metrics & Finance

PARTNERS
Climpact-Metnext
Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)

The goal of the Climate Data Factory (CDF) project is to design a climate service offer in order to facilitate and accelerate the diffusion of climate data to society. This will help reduce time to action for climate change adaptation.

While the amount of available climate data increases, their dissemination remains confidential. This is a paradox because there are so many potential uses of climate projections ranging from specific business needs in many sectors (energy, building sector, insurance, agriculture, local authorities…) to education and awareness (such as serious gaming). The main reason for this paradox is that there is a common barrier to entry for generating such applications, which is explained by the lack of standardised high quality data in a format which can be used to by developers to generate their own added value.

 
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