Climate Information Services On Current Scenario

Jun 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Development and Climate Change, Information and Communication, International Agencies, Lessons, News

022012_0543_Information1.pngci:grasp performs as a climate information service and provides sound knowledge on current and projected climate stimuli, climate impacts and adaptation options at the national, sub-national and regional level.

The layer system

The information in ci:grasp is organized via a layer structure.

Layer 1: Stimuli

Provides you with information regarding selected climate stimuli, sea-level rise, precipitation and temperature. The information level is global with a resolution as fine as possible. The data used to depict the information via maps has been derived by analysing historical time series and – for future projections – has been extracted from climate models. Each map holds meta-information regarding methodology, data sources and the contents of the map.

Layer 2: Impacts

Gives you an idea about key impacts with respect to different stimuli in your region. For example as you choose sea-level rise an impact may be the potential loss of agricultural production Such information is displayed with the help of maps. Each map holds meta-information regarding methodology, data sources and the contents of the map.

Layer 3: Adaptation

Supplies you with information on adaptation projects that are targeted at specific impacts. The information is structured with respect to a pre-defined adaptation classification system and each adaptation project is mapped onto the map for ease of reference. Combining adaptation information with a corresponding impact or stimulus map supplies valuable information about whether existing adaptation projects potentially take place at a relevant location. The adaptation classification system works on the base of impact chains. Each adaptation project can be viewed in detail and the location of the project in the corresponding impact chain will be indicated.

Link: http://cigrasp.pik-potsdam.de/about/project

About

Started in year 2010, ‘Climate Himalaya’ initiative has been working on Mountains and Climate linked issues in the Himalayan region of South Asia. In the last five years this knowledge sharing portal has become one of the important references for the governments, research institutions, civil society groups and international agencies, those have work and interest in the Himalayas. The Climate Himalaya team innovates on knowledge sharing, capacity building and climatic adaptation aspects in its focus countries like Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Climate Himalaya’s thematic areas of work are mountain ecosystem, water, forest and livelihood. Read>>

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