Innovation - Develops and brings to market climate relevant knowledge, products and services
Pan-European, co-ordinated from Germany
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Wetter Online GmbH
A lack of useful regional climate and climate impact information could threaten the sustainability and competitiveness of a number of key sectors. Thus, Climate Impact Expert System (CIES) develops an online web portal to make that information readily available. In-depth climate and climate impact consulting services based on the data and the underlying climate impact research are to be provided.
Climate data has the potential to be a valuable resource for a number of economically relevant sectors such as agriculture, forestry, hydrology, tourism, and energy production. Whilst plenty of climate data is available, it is not in a format which is easily consumable by decision makers and the private sector. This is because there is a time lag between raw data being published and this being transformed into useful regional information. Nevertheless this information could be vital to maintain both competitiveness and sustainability in areas of the market affected by the impacts of climate change.