Climate Data Factory

Distributing user-friendly climate projections data to facilitate adaptation strategies

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.

Climate Data Factory (CDF)
Project Type

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

Lead Partner


Project Partners

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

Project Manager

Harilaos Loukos, Climpact-Metnext

Project Location


Project Start Date
July 2013

Decision Metrics & Finance