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Climate Information Portal for Copernicus (CLIPC)


CLIPC provides access to climate information of direct relevance to a wide variety of users, from scientists to policy-makers and private sector decision-makers. Climate information includes data from satellite and in-situ observations, climate models and re-analyses, and transformed data products to enable impact assessments and climate change impact indicators. CLIPC complements other projects supporting the development of the European Copernicus Climate Change Service, but also focuses on datasets which provide information on climate variability on different time scales from observed and projected climate change impacts in Europe. Furthermore, CLIPC provides a toolbox that can be used to generate, compare and rank selected climate impact indicators, along with documentation on methods and data sources used to generate them. Guidance information on the quality and limitations of, and the uncertainty in data products is also provided.

Project information


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (UK)


Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (Alterra) (NL),
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) (NL),
Mariene Informatie Service BV (MARIS) (NL),
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. (PIK) (DE),
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) (SE),
Technische Universität Dortmund University (TUDO) (DE),
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC-BODC) (UK),
Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS) (FR),
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (FR),
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) (IT),
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) (FI),
Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Climate Service Centre (HZG) (DE),
Joint Research Centre (JRC) (EU),
Linköping University (LIU) (SE),
Magellium Limited (FR),
Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Met. No) (NO),
University of Reading (UREAD) (UK),
Suomen Ymparistokesksus (SYKE) (FI),
Tourisme Territoires Transports Environment Conseil (TEC) (FR),
Universitat Autonoma Barcelona (UAB) (ES),
UK Met Office (UKMO) (UK)

Source of funding

FP7 Copernicus

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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