Climate Communication and Awareness
OIKO provides in-depth research and analysis, supporting countries to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into national planning and poverty reduction, addressing the needs of more vulnerable groups.
We translate and analyze scientific climate data into practical user-friendly information in order to be used by policy and decision-makers in different areas for precautionary purposes.
OIKO combines information about climate change with innovative communication and visualization techniques including story maps, apps and websites. We develop easily accessible tools to help convey and explain often-complex climate-related issues. These not only show where, when and how our climate is changing, but also how severe these changes are and how we should prepare for them.
We focus on providing local civil servants, water experts, consultants and members of the public with the information they need. Moreover, we aim to make our products easily accessible and visually appealing so that this information is understandable for the widest possible audience.
We map the effects of climate change for many councils, water boards and provinces throughout the world. Our end users also play a vital role in developing our products to ensure that our products match their expertise and requirements. This in turn helps them make their regions more resilient to climate change.
We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.