ClimoKit is a database of free online scientific data and tools for climate change adaptation planning and action.

ClimoKit allows you to filter listed resources by information type, sector/theme, and region.
In the information type filter, you can choose data or tool type (or both). While the definition of these terms varies, in the ClimoKit database they are defined as follows:

DATA

The resource is categorized as data if it gives you direct access to various data, which can be in the form of a map, a downloadable csv file, an online database and so on. “Data” resources are often easy to use and navigate.

TOOLS

The resource is categorized as tool if it involves processing specific input data to produce a unique set of output data. “Tool” resources may require specific computer skills or knowledge for the user to take full advantage of them.

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ClimoCast

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Data and Tool
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

ClimoCast is a climate projection tool that shows climate projections up to the year 2100 in four representative greenhouse gas emissions scenarios (SSP126 - 585) and ten major climate simulation models. The tool covers all countries and allows users to compare different scenarios and models, as well as downscale the results to sub-national level. Climate data can be downloaded in CSV format.

Climate Impact Viewer

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Coast, Disaster, Food, Water
Region Global

Climate Impact Viewer shows the results of a climate change impact assessment based on the Integrated Climate Assessment - Risks, Uncertainties and Society (ICA-RUS) and Comprehensive Research on the Development of Global Climate Change Risk Management Strategies (S-10 Strategic Research Project) supported by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. Process-based impact models for multiple sectors were used for future influence projections.

H08 Water Risk Tool

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster, Water
Region Global

H08 Water Risk Tool is a water risk assessment tool based on a global hydrological model termed H08, which enables detailed assessment of climate change impacts on the global water cycle and water resources. H08 Water Risk Tool displays results of climate change impact assessment in an easy-to-understand manner that allows companies and other users to assess their water risks and consider adaptation measures. H08 calculates the movement of all water in the world from the time rainfall reaches the land to the time it flows out to the sea on a daily basis. The calculation is constrained by meteorological and geographic conditions and incorporates human water use. Taking advantage of the feature of fully process-based simulation, H08 can display the background and factors of water risk assessment results - for example, it can show whether future water shortages are caused by decreasing rainfall or increasing water demand, providing users with useful information to consider specific countermeasures.

A-PLAT Pro

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Asia

A-PLAT Pro is a collection of various climate scenarios. Datasets include CMIP3, CMIP5, ISIMIP, d4PDF at a global scale and down-scaled data in Japan. Data can be downloaded, viewed as a time series or a map, or otherwise analyzed. A-PLAT Pro is managed by the Center for Climate Change Adaptation (CCCA) at NIES. Part of the data collected by CCCA, for which CCCA obtained permission of redistribution, is published here. Please contact CCCA if you wish to obtain user ID and password to access the data. Since some technical knowledge is necessary to handle the datasets, A-PLAT Pro is intended for technical users rather than general public.

Sentinel Hub, EO Browser

Sinergise

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster , Food , Topography , Water
Region Global

Sentinel Hub offers several free satellite imagery services for non-commercial and media specifications, including Sentinel and Landsat. EO Browser in the hub allows users to visualize, analyze, and download satellite imagery. The satellite services and EO Browser are expected to be used in various fields such as agriculture, land change detection, water resources monitoring, disaster management, use for journalism, media, and the insurance industry, etc.

Historical Hurricane Tracks

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster
Region Global

Historical Hurricane Tracks is the database of over 13,000 storm tracks on record. Users can search storms by a specific location, storm, year, or ocean basin, save the information for future use, and share it with others. After identifying storms on the map, users can get detailed information by clicking a specific storm in the list or from the map. Users will see the entire storm track, obtain data about the storm’s maximum wind speed and minimum pressure, and find links to a technical report and additional storm details.

Pacific Islands Ocean Observation System (PacIOOS)

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Climate , Coast
Region Oceania

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) collects real-time data on ocean conditions, forecasts future events, and develops user-friendly tools to access this information. In collaboration with an extensive network of partners, PacIOOS helps inform decision-making in Pacific communities daily. The PacIOOS region spans across the U.S. Pacific Islands, including the State of Hawaiʻi (Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui County, Hawaiʻi Island); the territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa. Users can visualize the data on the website and download it in several formats, including NetCDF.

Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation Tool

Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Oceania

The Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation Tool helps decision-making for planning on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in the Pacific region. Depending on local circumstances, it guides the types of EbA options that may be considered. It utilizes three guiding questions to identify possible EbA options and does not require the input of detailed datasets.

SINTEX-F

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The SINTEX-F1 ocean-atmosphere coupled general circulation model has been developed under the EU-Japan research collaboration. Based on this seasonal prediction system, climate predictions, including tropical climate variations, in particular the IOD, the ENSO, and the ENSO Modoki, have been conducted at least one year ahead. Users can visualize the prediction and download the data in a CSV format on the website.

Global Ocean Currents Database

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The Global Ocean Current Database (GOCD) contains ocean current data from various capture methods, resolutions, and formats in a single format (NetCDF) archive. The GOCD Data Access portal gives search interfaces for moored current meters, acoustic Doppler profilers, drifting platforms, high-frequency radar, and ocean glider data. Users can search for and download the data they need.

Digital Typhoon

KITAMOTO Asanobu at National Institute of Informatics of Japan (NII)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

Digital Typhoon is the website that has a comprehensive archive of meteorological satellite "Himawari" images since 1978 and offers a database of about 200,000 typhoon images since 1979 and the best tracks of typhoons since 1951 to search by date, name, location, cloud patterns, and so on. The "Digital Typhoon" project aims to develop techniques to discover relevant, valuable typhoon analysis and prediction knowledge.

Intertidal Change Explorer

Nicholas Murray

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Coast
Region Global

Intertidal Change Explore uses machine learning analysis of satellite images to map the global distribution and change of intertidal areas over 30 years. It provides the results from a supervised classification using various predictor layers, including Landsat images (courtesy USGS/NASA) and topographic data, to identify intertidal areas. Users can visualize the classification results on the map and download the data.

Disasters Mapping Portal

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Northern America

The Disasters Mapping Portal is intended to utilize data from NASA's Earth observation satellites to provide information on natural disasters in the United States through the web-based map. Users can visualize and download real-time information and forecasts on hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, as well as records of past large-scale disasters, on the Web.

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

United Nations and the European Commission

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster
Region Global

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) shows a map of disaster alerts in the past four days. GDACS is a framework of cooperation between the United Nations and the European Commission, and it includes disaster managers and disaster information systems worldwide. It aims at filling the information and coordination gaps in the first phase after major disasters. The GDACS website also summarizes disaster events caused by earthquakes, tropical cyclones, floods, volcanoes, droughts, and forest fires.

Global Landslide Hazard Map

World Bank

Type Data
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Global

Using a global landslide inventory, landslide susceptibility information provided by NASA, and an innovative machine learning model, the geohazard and risk management experts produced a “Global Landslide Hazard Map.” The dataset comprises gridded maps of the estimated annual frequency of significant landslides triggered by seismicity and rainfall per square kilometer. This dataset is intended to improve hazard screening based on frequency and severity, consistent national, regional, and global scale exposure assessment, and estimates of the annual expected impact on the population and the built environment.

Global Flood Database

Cloud to Street and The Flood Observatory

Type Data
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Global

The Global Flood Database is a database that tracks where floods have occurred and who has been impacted the most worldwide. Cloud to Street and the DFO Flood Observatory's flood mapping experts combined 15+ years of flood data with human settlement data to create a comprehensive database for researchers, humanitarian workers, community organizations, and insurance and finance providers. Users can select a past flood or a country of interest to view various flood events on the map.

International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) project is a collection of tropical cyclone data from around the world. It integrates recent and historical tropical cyclone data maintained by multiple organizations and provides a best track dataset of tropical cyclones. IBTrACS is being undertaken in cooperation with all of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) regional specialized weather centers and other organizations and individuals worldwide. The data is updated twice weekly and can be downloaded in file formats such as CSV, NetCDF, and shapefiles.

Spatial Data of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

The IUCN Red provides a List of Threatened Species, a global assessment of more than 157,100 species. Spatial data, including taxonomic information, distribution status, IUCN Red List Category, sources, and other details about the maps, is prepared for more than 83% of these (>130,500 species). Users can download the data in Esri shapefile format or in CSV format.

Tides & Currents

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate , Coast
Region Northern America

NOAA's Tides and Currents website provides tides and water levels, which are the result of the periodic rise and fall of water due to gravitational interactions among the sun, moon, and earth. The websites provide various data, including real-time water level information that is updated every 6 minutes, the tide prediction, the rate of mean sea level rise, etc. Users can acquire data from active or historic stations.

Climate Data Online (CDO)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

Climate Data Online provides global historical weather and climate data and station history information from the National Climatic Data Center archive in NOAA. These data include quality-controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days, as well as radar data. The website also provides a description of each dataset, links to related tools, FTP access, and downloadable samples.

WESR-RISK Data Platform

UNEP GRID Geneva

Type Data
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster
Region Global

This tool visualizes the situation and risk of disasters such as fires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, landslides, and tropical cyclones. For the items “floods” and “tropical cyclones,” it is possible to display the past occurrence of each disaster and the risk of recurrence over a 1000-year period on a map. You can also visualize the annual loss amount and mortality risk due to multi-hazards. Images showing disaster situations and risk data can be downloaded.

Toolkit for Youth on Adaptation & Leadership

Global Center on Adaptation, CARE Climate Justice Center

Type Tool
Sector/Theme
Region Global

This tool allows youth to acquire knowledge for participating in adaptation policy processes and practicing adaptation. The tool consists of eight modules, ranging from understanding climate change to designing adaptation actions. Each module is accompanied by videos and infographics, and the last section of each module includes a quiz to test your understanding of the content. The content of each module can be downloaded in PDF format.

CLIMADA

ETH Zurich

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region

CLIMADA is an open-source quantitative model written in two different scripting languages, MATLAB and Python, used to conduct risk assessment on different hazard types (floods, tropical cyclones, droughts, etc.), considering the economics of climate adaptation. CLIMADA allows the evaluation of a portfolio of adaptation measures, quantifying the damage aversion potential and cost-benefit ratio for each measure, which has been applied in more than twenty climate adaptation studies worldwide.

Climate Reanalyzer

University of Maine Climate Change Institute

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

Climate Reanalyzer consists of three content areas: "Weather Forecasts," "Climate Data," and "Research Tools." The "Weather Forecast" section provides a map showing the most recent temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and other information. "Climate Data" includes information on time-series changes in temperature and sea surface temperature and other information. In the "Research Tools" section, you can use actual observations and climate model predictions to show the status of temperature and precipitation for any given year and month and analyze correlations with the North Atlantic Oscillation and other climate indexes.

Global Surface Ocean Acidification Indicators

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Global

Global Surface Ocean Acidification Indicators provide pre-plotted maps of Indicators from 1750 to 2100. Users select an indicator (e.g., aragonite saturation state, salinity), type of data (real values or delta values), emission scenario, and target year and then visualize the indicators on a global map. Users can also acquire the whole data set of Global Surface Ocean Acidification Indicators and the methods employed in NetCDF format.

Singapore National Parks Board

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Asia

BIOME is a repository of biodiversity (flora and fauna, plants and animals of Singapore) and data on related environments contributed by the public, government agencies, educational institutions, and NGOs. With BIOME, users can submit sightings, upload associated data, including photos, search and visualize data on the Singapore map, and analyze. One of its key aims is to facilitate the activity and research of government, researchers, and consultants on biodiversity and the environment.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Agriculture , Food
Region Northern America

The Plant Hardiness Zone Map helps gardeners and growers determine which perennial plants are most likely to grow in a given location. This web-based map categorizes and color-codes areas by 5 or 10 degrees Fahrenheit based on average annual winter extreme minimum temperatures. Videos also provide information on how to use this map and learn relevant growing knowledge.

Ocean Data Viewer

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Ecosystem , Water
Region Global

The Ocean Data Viewer allows users to view and download a range of spatial datasets that are helpful for decisions regarding the conservation, management, and restoration of marine and coastal biodiversity. Government agencies, scientists, researchers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations have used this tool. If users want to analyze the data, they are encouraged to explore and query the spatial data themselves after downloading.

NASA Landslide Viewer

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Global

Landslide Viewer is a web portal that provides global landslide data from NASA, citizen scientists, and other resources. Through the map-based website, users and communities worldwide can acquire information on where and when landslides occurred, including related situations. They can also download the data as a geodatabase file, Shapefile, or CSV.

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Food
Region Global

The Global Fishing Watch map is the open-access online platform for visualizing and analyzing vessel-based human activity at sea. It is aimed to facilitate greater accountability, improved governance, reduced ecological threats, and an ocean that is healthy, productive, and resilient. Users can access the web-based map to monitor global fishing activity from 2012 to the present for more than 65,000 commercial fishing vessels responsible for a significant part of global seafood catch.

NOAA 1/4° Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The NOAA 1/4° Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) is a long-term data of sea surface temperature that incorporates observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) into a regular global grid with a resolution of 1/4°. The dataset is interpolated to fill gaps on the grid and create a spatially complete sea surface temperature map. Users can download the data in a NetCDF format, and so on.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Steering Committee of WoRMS

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

A World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) aims to provide a comprehensive list of names of marine organisms. Taxonomic and thematic experts control the content of WoRMS. WoRMS has an editorial management system where each taxonomic group is represented by an expert who has authority over the content and is responsible for controlling the quality of the information. Users can use the WoRMS Taxon Match Tool to automatically match users' species list or taxon list with the WoRMS database. After matching, the tool will return users' files with the IDs, valid names, authorities, WoRMS classification, and/or any other output you selected.

World Ocean Database (WOD)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The World Ocean Database (WOD) is the world's largest publicly available database of quality-controlled oceanographic data in a uniform format. It is intended to be used for ocean, climate, and environmental research, etc., by accumulating data on various variables such as temperature, salinity, oxygen, and biological variables (plankton, chlorophyll, etc.) from as far back as the 1700s to the present day. Using the search system, you can search by specific parameters (date, geographic region, etc.) or by variable type. It is possible to download the data in file formats such as CSV and NetCDF.

World Ocean Atlas (WOA)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The World Ocean Database (WOA) is a database of temperature, salinity, oxygen, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate, maintained with uniform quality standards, using data from NOAA's World Ocean Database (WOD). It is envisioned that the data will be used, for example, to build ocean models and validate numerical simulations of the ocean. Multi-year data (1994, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2018, 2023) between 1994 and 2023 are available. It is possible to download the data in file formats such as CSV and NetCDF.

Pacific Data Hub

Pacific Community (SPC) and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Type Data
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster , Ecosystem , Food
Region Oceania

The Pacific Data Hub (PDH) aims to provide a comprehensive collection of information about the Pacific, including population statistics, fisheries science, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience, public health surveillance, conservation of plant genetic resources for food security, and human rights. The Pacific Data Hub is an innovative work program led by the Pacific Community (SPC) and supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Users can search relational data with keywords and through the web-based map.

A toolkit for urban planners and adaptation practitioners

C40

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster , Water
Region

This toolkit is aimed at urban planners and climate adaptation specialists working for cities and guides integrating climate adaptation into urban planning. It is a PDF document written in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The toolkit provides ways to adapt to flooding, heat, drought, sea level rise, storms, and wildfires and also provides an overview of urban planning policies that can be used to adapt to climate change. It also offers approaches for organizing in-person or virtual workshops where city planning and adaptation staff can come together.

Climate Attribution Database

Columbia Law School at Columbia University

Type Data
Sector/Theme
Region Global

Climate attribution science plays a central role in legal debates on the causal links between human activities, global climate change, and impacts on human and natural systems. The Climate Attribution Database contains 648 scientific resources (e.g., peer-reviewed papers) organized under four categories: climate change attribution, extreme event attribution, impact attribution, and source attribution. Users can seek the resources by selecting one of the categories.

Coral Reef Watch (CRW)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

Coral Reef Watch (CRW) is a tool that allows you to understand the risk of bleaching that coral reefs worldwide are exposed to. CRW provides data to understand the risk of coral reef bleaching, such as sea surface temperature trends over the past seven days, hot spots with high monthly average sea surface temperatures, accumulated heat stress over the past three months, and areas where coral reef bleaching is being warned based on these data. These data have a 5 km mesh resolution and are updated daily, providing near real-time information.

General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

International Hydrographic Organization and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Type Data
Sector/Theme Topography
Region Global

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) provides publicly available bathymetry of the world's oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO operate it. GEBCO's current gridded dataset on the sea depths, the GEBCO_2023 Grid, is a global terrain model for ocean and land, providing elevation data in meters on a 15 arc-second interval grid. Users can download the GEBCO_2023 Grid as global files or data in user-defined areas in NetCDF, Esri ASCII raster, or GeoTiff data formats.

Water Evaluation And Planning system (WEAP)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Global

WEAP ("Water Evaluation And Planning" system) is a software tool for water resources planning. It helps make plans for allocating limited water resources between agricultural, municipal, and environmental uses, considering the integration of supply, demand, water quality, and ecological considerations. Its map-based graphical interface facilitates the analysis of models and visualization of the results. To use the tool, users must create an account and download the software.

European Drought Observatory (EDO)

European Commission (EC), Copernicus

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Europe

The European Drought Observatory (EDO) page provides drought-related information and data from various data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modeled soil moisture content, etc.). Users can use the Map Viewer to view multiple visual indicators and drought-related reports to track recent drought conditions. The data can also be downloaded in file formats such as GeoTIFF and netCDF on the Data Download page.

Global Forest Watch (GFW)

World Resources Institute

Type Data , Tool
Sector/Theme Ecosystem , Food , Topography
Region Global

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a tool that provides information on the state of the world's forests. GFW allows users to select from nearly 50 types of data, including tree cover by forest types, forest loss due to deforestation or fire, CO2 absorption and emissions, and biodiversity. It also provides deforestation alerts via e-mail and a dashboard function that summarizes data on forest status and changes over time by country and region. In addition, a mobile application is available for offline use of GFW data and tools. Data can be analyzed on the map, and the dashboard can be downloaded in Excel.

Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Hindcast

Copernicus Marine Service

Type Data
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Hindcast provides data on 3D biogeochemical fields for 1993-2019 at 1/4 degree and 75 vertical levels. It uses the PISCES biogeochemical model (available on the NEMO modeling platform). Simulated data of chlorophyll, nitrate, phosphate, silicate, dissolved oxygen, primary production, etc., are provided in NetCDF format.

Climate Change Adaptation Scoring Tool

EURO LCP Initiative

Type Tool
Sector/Theme
Region Europe

This tool evaluates the content of a local adaptation plan. By answering questions about the information contained in the plan, such as climate change impacts, vulnerability assessment, adaptation goals, and adaptation measures, the plan is evaluated and scored. While Europe is the target, assessing local adaptation plans for non-European countries and regions is also possible. To use the tool, users must create an account with an e-mail address and a password.

FLOODS

Hitachi, Ltd.

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster, Water
Region Global

FloodS is a flood forecasting tool designed to enhance flood risk management for stakeholders. It offers two distinct modes of operation: Viewer Mode and Simulation Mode. The Viewer Mode is available to the public, providing access to simulation results for sample scenarios in approximately 10 selected cities, predominantly situated in Asia. The Simulation Mode is exclusively available to registered users. It allows them to conduct their own flood simulations in any location and tailor conditions to their specific requirements, such as defining flood depth and flood flows, or the presence of embankments and tunnels. To gain access to the Simulation Mode, you can become a registered user by following the instructions outlined in the “GET ID” section on the FloodS website.

JAMES (Japan Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation System)

Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast , Disaster , Food , Water
Region Africa , Asia , Caribbean/Central America , Oceania , South America

JAMES is a comprehensive online tool designed for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation initiatives. Primarily intended for government officials in developing countries, JAMES facilitates the identification of challenges and areas for improvement in adaptation efforts. Users customize their evaluation by selecting specific criteria such as country, sector (e.g., natural disaster, agriculture), scope of work (e.g., Identifying adaptation options, Funding), and the type of planning (e.g., National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Provincial land-use plan, Local water supply master plan), and provide responses to multiple questions about their initiative in a scorecard format. JAMES then analyzes the information to generate comprehensive results. Geographically, JAMES covers selected countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and Central and South America.

Global Environmental Database (GED)

Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER) at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Water
Region Global

Global Environmental Database (GED) serves as a database related to global environmental problems with an emphasis on global warming and climate change. It provides quality-controlled long-term open data from global atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial monitoring projects, almost real-time data of greenhouse gas concentrations, results of the research projects at the Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER) in a wide range of fields, and information on analysis support tools.

ClimatView - a tool for viewing monthly climate data

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

ClimatView enables viewing and downloading of monthly world climate data, giving users access to statistics on monthly mean temperatures, total precipitation amounts and related anomalies or ratios for all stations where such data are available. Statistics on monthly means of daily maximum/minimum temperatures and Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) are also provided.

JASMES

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

JASMES (JAXA Satellite Monitoring for Environmental Studies) provides satellite datasets but also information on the current status of the climate variables such as solar radiation reaching the earth's surface (photosynthetically available radiation), cloudiness, snow and sea ice cover, dryness of vegetation (water stress trend), soil moisture, wild fire, precipitation, land and sea surface temperature.

JAXA Global Rainfall Watch

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Water
Region Global

JAXA Global Rainfall Watch uses multiple satellites, visualizes the world's rain distribution every hour, and provides data.

JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclone Database

Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Coast, Disaster
Region Global

JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclones Database allows users to search and download tropical cyclones data from multiple satellites in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean from 1997 until present. The database is linked to Tropical Cyclones Real-Time Monitoring, also provided by JAXA/EORC

JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclones Real-Time Monitoring

Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Coast, Disaster
Region Global

JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclones Real-Time Monitoring allows users to check information about active and recent (last two months) tropical cyclones/typhoons in Asia, America and Oceania. The real-time monitoring is linked with JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclones Database, where you can check historical cyclone data.

AQUEDUCT Water Risk Atlas

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast, Disaster, Water
Region Global

AQUEDUCT is set of tools to understand and evaluate water risks around the world. The tools are free online maps: Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, Aqueduct Food, Aqueduct Country Rankings, and Aqueduct Floods. They show water stress, groundwater table decline, coastal floods, droughts, and other water risks. The tools also cover secondary risks such as impact to agriculture and food security.

FAOSTAT

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Food
Region Global

FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available. Detailed, long-term statistics such as crop yield of various crops, producer and consumer prices, emissions, land use, energy use, food security indicators and many other categories are searchable by country or global region.

FishStatJ (software for FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Food
Region Global

FishStatJ is a desktop application designed to disseminate FAO fishery statistical data to the world. FishStatJ's primary aim is to display, refine and export data. However, unlike a spreadsheet software it cannot modify the data, create graphs or perform advanced data analysis. One of FishStatJ’s greatest strength is that it can display species according to several authoritative classifications, such as the International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants (ISSCAAP) or the UN’s Central Product Classification (CPC); and show the scientific name.

Worldview (Earth Observing System Data and Information System, EOSDIS)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

Various maps can be displayed on the basis of the images of the Earth Observation Systems Satellites (EOSDIS) provided by the NASA. Information such as population density, population prediction, vegetation, land use, altitude, wind, ocean current, landslide, temperature, and rainfall can be displayed on the map.

Climate Inspector

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Water
Region Global

The Climate Inspector is an interactive web application which expands GIS mapping and graphing capabilities to visualize possible temperature and precipitation changes throughout the 21st century. With Climate Inspector you can explore how temperature and precipitation may change based on different emission trajectories (i.e., Representative Concentration Pathways), investigate climate changes around the globe and through time, inspect climate trends, variability and uncertainty, and download maps and data.

GEO BON

GEO BON (The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

GEO BON is a global biodiversity observation network whose mission is to improve the acquisition, coordination and delivery of biodiversity observations and related services to users including decision makers and the scientific community.

GEOSS Portal (Group on Earth Observation System of Systems)

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The GEOSS Portal offers a single internet access point to Earth observation data, information and knowledge from all over the world for users from different disciplines. The portal has an easy-to-use interface to discover and access ever-growing quantities of GEO resources. Through the Portal, the GEOSS (Group on Earth Observation System of Systems) Platform connects the users to the collections of databases and other portals and provides reliable information.

GLIDEnumber

Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Global

Accessing disaster information can be a time consuming and laborious task. Not only is data scattered but frequently identification of the disaster can be confusing in countries with many disaster events. To address both of these issues, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) proposed a globally common Unique ID code for disasters. This idea was shared and promoted by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the University of Louvain in Brussels (Belgium), OCHA/ReliefWeb, OCHA/FSCC, ISDR, UNDP, WMO, IFRC, OFDA-USAID, FAO, La Red and the World Bank and was jointly launched as a new initiative "GLIDE.

InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs)

Stanford University

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast, Ecosystem, Food, Water
Region Global

InVEST is a suite of free, open-source software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life.  It helps explore how changes in ecosystems can lead to changes in the flows of various benefits to people. If properly managed, ecosystems yield a flow of services that are vital to humanity, including the production of goods (e.g., food), life-support processes (e.g., water purification), and life-fulfilling conditions (e.g., beauty, recreation). Despite its importance, this natural capital is scarcely monitored. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation. InVEST is part of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) at the Stanford University.

TroCEP (Tropical Coastal Ecosystems Portal)

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Coast, Ecosystem, Water
Region Global

TroCEP is a portal that provides information on tropical coastal ecosystems: world distribution maps, plant species lists and ecosystem functions, especially related to the global distribution of mangroves. This information contributes to a deepened understanding of tropical coastal ecosystems and stimulates further discussion on these ecosystems.

WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning System)

Stockholm Environment Institute

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Global

WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning System) is a software tool for integrated water resources planning. It provides a comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly framework for policy analysis. As a database, WEAP provides a system for maintaining water demand and supply information. As a forecasting tool, WEAP simulates water demand, supply, runoff, streamflows, storage, pollution generation, treatment and discharge, and instream water quality. As a policy analysis tool, WEAP evaluates a full range of water development and management options, and takes into account multiple and competing uses of water systems. WEAP software tool can be downloaded from the website upon registration. However, to access all features of the tool, user must have a valid license. License fee varies for different types of users, and some users are entitled to a free license (no license fee), as specified on the WEAP website.

HEC-HMS (Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Global

The Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) is designed to simulate the complete hydrologic processes of dendritic watershed systems. The software includes many traditional hydrologic analysis procedures such as event infiltration, unit hydrographs, and hydrologic routing. HEC-HMS also includes procedures necessary for continuous simulation including evapo-transpiration, snowmelt, and soil moisture accounting. Advanced capabilities are also provided for gridded runoff simulation using the linear quasi-distributed runoff transform (ModClark). Supplemental analysis tools are provided for model optimization, forecasting streamflow, depth-area reduction, assessing model uncertainty, erosion and sediment transport, and water quality. The software features a completely integrated work environment including a database, data entry utilities, computation engine, and results reporting tools. A graphical user interface allows the user seamless movement between the different parts of the softwa...

HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Water
Region Global

The River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software allows users to perform one-dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality modeling.

ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) Dataset

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), EORC

Type Data
Sector/Theme Topography
Region Global

Altitude maps Digital Surface Models (DSMs) can be displayed based on JAXA provided satellites (ALOS) images. It is possible to grasp the outline of the topography in the vicinity of the target land. It can be used to investigate exposure to hazards and vulnerabilities.

G-Portal (Global Portal System)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

G-Portal offers earth observation data free of charge for use in various fields. It is a portal system allowing users to search and download products acquired by JAXA's Earth observation satellite. Data are searchable from various geophysical quantities (precipitation, snow depth, vegetation, ocean color, etc.) classified by atmosphere, cryosphere, terrestrial and ocean groups. Data are also searchable by spacecraft/sensor. No registration is required to search the data, but it is required for download.

SLAMM (Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model)

Warren Pinnacle Consulting, Inc.

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast, Disaster, Water
Region Global

The Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) is a mathematical model that simulates potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines. It addresses various wetland scenarios, including inundation, erosion, overwash, saturation, and salinity. Map distributions of wetlands are predicted under conditions of accelerated sea level rise, and results are summarized in tabular and graphical form. SLAMM can be downloaded from the website. It further requires ArcGIS for viewing outputs in a mapping environment, and a software such as Microsoft Excel to view the tabular output.

OpenGeoSys (OGS)

OpenGeoSys developers

Type Tool
Sector/Theme -
Region Global

OpenGeoSys (OGS) is a scientific open source project for the development of numerical methods for the simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in porous and fractured media. OGS been successfully applied in the fields of contaminant hydrology, water resources and waste management, geotechnical applications, geothermal energy systems and energy storage.

EM-DAT (Emergency Events Database)

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Disaster
Region Global

EM-DAT (Emergency Events Database) contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 22,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to the present day. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies. The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. The initiative aims to rationalize decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as provide an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting. Non-commercial users have full access to the EM-DAT Database) upon registration.

Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation (RRI) model

ICHARM The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Disaster, Water
Region Global

RRI model is a two-dimensional model capable of simulating rainfall-runoff and flood inundation simultaneously (Sayama et al., 2012). The main features include: 1. Rainfall-runoff and inundation simultaneously with diffusion wave approximations. 2. Subsurface flow (lateral subsurface and vertical infiltration) is simulated for physical representations of rainfall-runoff processes. 3. One-dimensional diffusive wave river routing and its interaction with the slope model.

pyQGIS cookbook

Type Tool
Sector/Theme -
Region Global

A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System. QGIS is a professional GIS application that is built on top of and proud to be itself Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

S8 SI-CAT Downscaler (S8DS)

University of Tsukuba, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Hokkaido University

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The S8 SI-CAT Downscaler (S8DS) is a pseudo global warming downscaling service to support climate adaptation efforts. The S8DS service is a user-friendly tool to support governmental personnel in making informed decisions for policies, programs, and projects, by putting the best available research-based evidence at the heart of policy development and implementation.

NCAR Climate Data Guide (CDG)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

NCAR Climate Data Guide (CDG) is a database where you can search and access 214 data sets coverring the Atmosphere, Ocean, Land and more.You can explore climate indices, reanalyses and satellite data, and understand their application to climate model metrics.CDG provides concise and reliable information on the strengths and limitations of the key observational data sets, tools and methods used to evaluate Earth system models and to understand the climate system. Citable expert commentaries are authored by experienced data users and developers, enabling scientists to multiply the impacts of their work and the diverse user community to access and understand the essential data.

Climate Research Unit (CRU)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) provides various datasets on its website, including instrumental climate data (e.g., temperature, precipitation and drought, climate data for individual locations), palaeoclimate data, reanalysis climate data, climate model data and future climate projections, and other. The various datasets on the CRU website are provided for all to use, provided the source is acknowledged. Datasets are managed by a variety of people and projects within CRU, which endeavours to update the majority of the data pages at timely intervals although this cannot be guaranteed by specific dates.

ISIMIP (The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project)

Potsdam Institute for Climae Impact Research (PIK), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

ISIMIP is a community-driven climate-impacts modelling initiative. It offers a consistent framework for cross-sectoral, cross-scale modelling of the impacts of climate change. An international network of climate-impact modellers contribute to a comprehensive picture of the world under different climate-change scenarios. You can access ISIMIP data as external user (via ISIMIP repository), or as an active ISIMIP participant (if you are contributing simulations following the ISIMIP protocol).

HIWAT Streamflow Prediction Tool - Nepal

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster, Water
Region Southern Asia(Nepal)

The Streamflow prediction application is the collection of river network created within specific countries which has the unique ID which then is connected to the database to have the 48-hours forecast. The user can interact by clicking this river network. This application can be a part of a DSS tool for flood forecasting and give an early warning system to the user.

ISIpedia: the open climate-impacts encyclopedia

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster, Ecosystem, Food, Water
Region Global

ISIpedia is an online portal for national-level, cross-sectoral climate-impact assessments, based on state-of-the-art climate-impacts simulations from the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP). ISIpedia, as a database of scientific studies (articles) on observed climate impacts, model evaluation and future projections, provides public access to climate-impact science to generate a better understanding of climate related risks.

Climate and Hazard Risk Analytics Engine, INDRA

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster
Region Austraria and New Zealand(Australia)

INDRA is a geospatially enabled big data analytics platform that allows the integration of a range of relevant datasets including climate, natural hazards, infrastructure, demographics and economic metrics to provide data driven critical insights. It is cloud enabled and can be accessed via any of the leading cloud providers and hosted on the web for ease of use and interoperability with other relevant tools. INDRA has been used by cities and utilities to understand their infrastructure risk and to plan for future adaptation, mitigation and financial de-risking strategies. (Australia)

GEOGLAM Crop Monitor

Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster, Food, Water
Region Global

Crop Monitor provides open, timely, and science-driven information on crop conditions in support of market transparency (Crop Monitor for AMIS) and early warning of production shortfalls (Crop Monitor for Early Warning). It focuses on four primary crops: wheat, maize, rice, and soybeans. The Crop Monitor for AMIS, developed for the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), is an internationally recognized source of information on global crop prospects. It brings together over 40 partners from national, regional (e.g., sub-continental) and global monitoring systems, space agencies, agriculture organizations and universities. The Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) is a source of reliable information on crop conditions in vulnerable countries at risk of food production shortfalls. CM4EW is often used to inform humanitarian organization decisions on food allocation and assisstance.

WorldClim

University of California

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

WorldClim is a database of high spatial resolution global weather and climate data. These data can be used for mapping and spatial modeling. The data are provided for use in research and related activities, and some specialized skill and knowledge is needed to use them. You can download gridded weather and climate data for historical (near current) and future conditions.

WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 6 (CMIP6)

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) coordinates the design and distribution of global climate model simulations of the past, current and future climate. CMIP is conducted under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and is now at its 6th phase (CMIP6). It provides invaluable simulation data for better understanding of climate and climate change. You can access datasets from CMIP6 simulations through the CMIP6 Search Interface, and additional information about CMIP6 is available via other sources linked on the WCRP CMIP6 website. The complete archive of CMIP6 output is available for search and download via any of four portals listed on the WCRP CMIP6 website [(USA, PCMDI/LLNL), (France, IPSL), (Germany, DKRZ), (UK, CEDA)]

BON in a Box

The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Network (GEO BON)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Ecosystem
Region Global

BON in a Box is a regionally customizable and continually updated online toolkit for facilitating the start-up or enhancement of national or regional biodiversity observation systems. It provides acccess to the latest biodiversity observation design, data collection protocols, and data management, analysis and reporting tools. It serves as a technology transfer and capacity building mechanism to ensure users have access to the best and most up-to-date tools and technologies for building a biodiversity observation system. Database includes monitoring methods and guidelines, mapping software, data management tools and platforms and other items, searchable by monitoring techniques, essential biodiversity variables (EBV) classes and other filters.

CCAFS-Climate (GCM Downscaled Data Portal)

Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) , CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Ecosystem, Food, Water
Region Global

CCAFS-Climate data portal provides global and regional future high-resolution climate datasets that serve as a basis for assessing the climate change impacts and adaptation in a variety of fields including biodiversity, agricultural and livestock production, and ecosystem services and hydrology.

IPCC Data Distribution Centre

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

IPCC Data Distribution Center (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 are also provided. The DDC is designed primarily for climate change researchers, but the materials may also be of interest to educators, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

APCC (APEC Climate Center)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

APCC (APEC Climate Center) provides a variety of climate information services, including Seasonal Forecast (6-month climate outlooks, updated monthly), BSISO Forecast (Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation Forecast in the Asian monsoon region from May to October), Climate Monitoring (global drought and flood monitoring information), CLIK (provides downloadable climate prediction data managed by APCC), and other services.

ECMWF Datasets

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

ECMWF Datasets include real-time and archive forecasts, analyses, climate re-analyses, reforecasts and multi-model datasets. Access to the datasets depends on the type of the user, as specified on the ECMWF website (e.g. ECMWF members, researchers, public). User registration is required to download the data.

GIEWS Data & Tools

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Food
Region Global

GIEWS (Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture) monitors food supply and demand and other key indicators for assessing the food security situation in all countries. GIEWS collects various data for its activities, and to facilitate widespread use of these datasets in the policy making by individual countries, it has developed several web-based tools: Country Cereal Balance Sheet, Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA) Tool, Earth Observation for Crop Monitoring, and Food Aid Shipments.

GOSAT Global Gas Concentration Animations

GOSAT Project, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Global

GOSAT Animations are visualizations of global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions since 2009 until recently, based on the GOSAT Data Archive Service. Animation is displayed after the user selects options in the filters and presses "View. In the GOSAT Project, a satellite (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, GOSAT) observes the Earth with onboard sensors which measure infrared light reflected and emitted from the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. From these observational data, CO2 and CH4 concentrations are calculated. The purpose of the GOSAT project is to estimate emissions and absorptions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) on a subcontinental scale, and the CO2 and CH4 animations are one of the products of the project.

ACIS Climate Maps

High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate
Region Northern America(United States)

ACIS Climate Maps are a collection of temperature and precipitation maps across the USA. The following data are available: precipitation (absolute, departure from normal, and percent of normal), Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI); temperature (absolute, departure from normal, average maximum and minimum, etc); cooling degree days and heating degree days (absolute and departure from normal). Users can select a specific US region or states for more spatially detailed map, and choose from various timescales. Displayed maps can be downloaded as image files. Data can also be downloaded from the HPRCC GIS Portal, allowing users to create their own custom maps.

IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Coast, Disaster, Ecosystem, Water
Region Global

IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas enables users to explore much of the climate change information in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report contributed by the Working Group I (WGI). The Interactive Atlas has two components: regional information and regional synthesis. In the first component - regional information - users can generate global and regional maps and graphs of observed and projected climate change for different key variables (temperature, precipitation, snowfall, CO2 anthropogenic emissions and other), specific seasons of the year, time periods, emission scenarios and climate models. To accomodate users with different needs, regional information includes two alternative interfaces: simple (mainly for the general public, media, teachers and decision makers) and advanced (mainly for researchers and practitioners). The second component - regional synthesis - provides information about changes in Climate Impact Drivers (CIDs) in categories such as extreme heat, cold spell, river or co...

Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Type Tool
Sector/Theme Coast, Disaster, Water
Region Northern America(United States)

This tool allows users in USA to learn more about coastal flooding and sea level rise, calculate current and future coastal flood frequency and impacts, determine if, when, and how the stormwater system in the user's community will be impacted, and learn different ways to mitigate flooding issues.

DesInventar Sendai

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster
Region Global

DesInventar Sendai is a Disaster Information Management System used as a conceptual and methodological tool to help users analyze disaster trends and their impacts through systematic collection, documentation, and analysis of data about losses caused by disasters associated with natural hazards. It contains datasets of more than 89 countries. Users can view a country’s ‘disaster profile’ or find information about a specific type of disaster in a specific country (e.g., tropical cyclones in Fiji). Disaster types include weather-related events (tsunami, droughts, wildfires, etc.), geological events (earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.), and man-made disasters (accidents, industrial fires, etc.). Effects of disasters have been categorized into 4 groups: Related to people, Related to homes, Related to infrastructure, and Economic losses.

Global Climate Risk Index

Germanwatch

Type Data
Sector/Theme Climate, Disaster
Region Global

The Global Climate Risk Index is an annual report that analyses which countries and regions are affected most by extreme weather events (storms, floods, heat waves, etc.). It analyzes and ranks the extent to which countries and regions have been affected by the impacts of climate change by quantifying fatalities and economic losses that occurred, compiling a list of the ten most affected countries. The Climate Risk Index (CRI) score indicates the level of exposure and vulnerability of the countries to extreme weather events and examines both absolute and relative impacts. A low CRI score indicates high vulnerability of a country. This report is published annually by Germanwatch, an independent non-profit and environmental organization based in Germany.

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