Climate Services

OIKO´s mission is to simplify the access of the public to the scientific information necessary to proactively manage the potential impacts of climate variability. We intend to build capacities in order to prepare and improve the accessibility of the information, modulate the message and present it in a friendly and comfortable, practicable and feasible format for the end user.

Our aim is to make the complex scientific climate information useful, readable and understandable to the end user, and available to all actors for rational decision-making on the sustainable management of natural resources. These will especially help the populations that are most vulnerable to the impact of weather extremes and climate variability, and to manage the risks and make the best use of the opportunities.

Terrestrial observation systems are born from satellite images and are generally available to the public, and are still free to use (e.g., earth observation satellites and global weather forecasting systems). OIKO specializes in developing climate applications that channel and transform the climate information from the source (weather-satellite observation or hydro-meteorological, earth-surface measurements) all the way to scenarios of seasonal climate evolution (computer prediction models), then process this message through a channel to the end user, to timely inform them in order to make rational decisions regarding resource management in times of climate change.

 

Examples of Climate Services

  • Statistics and weather-water-climate-environmental data for sites and regions
  • Climate essential variables such as means and extremes for a locality
  • Environmental variables derived from weather-water and climate monitoring
  • Climate change scenarios and projections
  • Information on risks and possible impacts
  • Climate impact indicators
  • Impact studies
  • Vulnerability studies
  • Climate risk assessments
  • Cost-effectiveness analyses of adaptation measures
  • Socio-economic indicators related to climate change
  • Production of factsheets, charts, figures
  • General guidance and training
  • Tailored user support

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.