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External Resources - Science


Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)
Future Earth, working in collaboration with DIVERSITAS, IGBP, IHDP and WCRP
Global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START)
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
Group on Earth Observations (GEOSS)
Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
International Group of Funding Agencies for global change research (IGFA)
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)
PROVIA (Research Priorities on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation)
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)



Data Sets and downscaling

Global Framework for Climate Services (GCFS) - Climate Services Information System
Principal GFCS mechanism through which information about climate – past, present and future – is archived, analyzed, modeled, exchanged and processed
International Climate Assessment & dataset (ICA&D)
Information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes
IPCC Data Distribution Centre
The DDC provides climate, socio-economic and environmental data, both from the past and also in scenarios projected into the future. Technical guidelines on the selection and use of different types of data and scenarios in research and assessment are also provided
NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) dataset
Providing downscaled climate model outputs for every country in the world
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) Climate Explorer
A research tool to investigate the climate and statistically analyse climate data


Further Information
Global Framework for Climate Services (GCFS)
Provides a worldwide mechanism for coordinated actions to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services
Horizon 2020
EU Framework for research and innovation
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
The most comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change. It was released in four parts: WGI, WGII, WGIII and Synthesis Reports between September 2013 and November 2014
NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
Providing accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations
UN and Climate Change: The Science
The United Nations and Climate Change Homepage
UNFCCC Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation - Partner Organizations Database
Can be searched to identify partner organizations working on work area(s): Data and Observations, Methods, and Tools and Research
UNFCCC Capacity Building Portal
Can be searched for activities related to research and systematic observation, including meteorological, hydrological and climatological services.

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