Copernicus is a major European programme to stimulate development of environmental information services based on Earth observations. All data and information generated by Copernicus are open and free to use by anyone for any purpose. The Copernicus Climate Change Service in particular provides access to a variety of global climate datasets via the Climate Data Store, including observations, reanalyses, seasonal forecasts and climate projections. Users of the Climate Data Store can access data online and use powerful tools to combine and transform the data into information products relevant to national adaptation purposes.
The session will present background information on Copernicus and show the current status and potential of the Climate Data Store.
• Copernicus Climate Change Service: https://climate.copernicus.eu;
• Copernicus Climate Data Store: https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu.