What is the Climate Information Portal?

weADAPT has partnered with the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town to integrate climate data into our Adaptation Layer Map. This data is provided by CSAG’s Climate Information Portal (CIP). Climate data is currently limited to climate stations in Africa and Asia.

CIP is a web interface that integrates two important information sources into one easy to use interface. The first important source is a climate database that stores and manages queries to a large suite of observational climate data as well as projections of future climate. The second is an extensive collection of guidance documentation that facilitates the best use of the climate data, it's interpretation and, importantly, resultant actions. The philosophy guiding CIP is that data is not information and as such only has value when well interpreted and correctly used or applied to appropriate problems. 

See our step-by-step introductory guide on using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making. Explore the Using Climate Information Theme for details more background on climate information and how it can be used in decision-making for adaptation and development.

 

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