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ORGANISATIONS  

Asia Pacific ...

Mekong River Commission - Climate Change Adaptation

As global and local concerns about climate change grow, the Mekong River Commission continues its work to better understand how people in the basin can adapt to it. Adaptation initiatives are underway throughout the basin as part of regional and national projects. Most adaptation strategies focus on water resource managementagriculture, and natural disaster management.


http://www.mrcmekong.org/topics/climate-change/

Europe ...

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, the Centre) is an international organisation supported by 24 European States, based in Reading, west of London, in the United Kingdom
http://www.ecmwf.int

European Climate Change Adaptation Platform
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on: Expected climate change in Europe Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors National and transnational adaptation strategies Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options Tools that support adaptation planning
http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/

HR Wallingford - Climate Chnage Research and Consultancy
HR Wallingford is at the forefront of climate change risk assessment in the UK and internationally. We specialise in translating the latest scientific research into practical policy advice, adaptation strategies and decision support tools. We work in partnership with our clients to understand their climate sensitivity and vulnerability, assess their capacity to respond and then implement practical steps to improve their resilience to climate change.
http://www.hrwallingford.com/climate-change/

UK Met Office - UK Climate Change Projection

UKCP09 is the name given to the UK Climate Projections. The UKCP09 website allow users to access information on plausible changes in 21st century climate for the United Kingdom. UKCP09 provides future climate projections for land and marine regions as well as observed (past) climate data for the UK.

UKCP09 was produced in 2009, funded by a number of agencies led by Defra. It is based on sophisticated scientific methods provided by the Met Office, with input from over 30 contributing organisations. UKCP09 can be used to help organisations assess potential impacts of the projected future climate and to explore adaptation options to address those impacts.  The UKCP09 website is managed by the Environment Agency working with the Met Office.


http://ukclimateprojections.metoffice.gov.uk/

UK Meteorological Office
General weather, education and business services
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme
The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) helps organisations assess how they might be affected by climate change, so they can prepare for its impact. Set up by the Government in April 1997, UKCIP is funded by Defra and based at the University of Oxford.
http://www.ukcip.org.uk

Global ...

Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate
The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate aims to improve the capacity in water resources management to cope with the impacts of increasing variability of the world's climate, by establishing a platform through which policymakers and water resources managers have better access to, and make better use of, information generated by climatologists and meteorologists. This site offers access to two useful planning models, STREAM (a water resource planning model incorporating climate change scenarios), and SPLASH, a PC game for integrated water resource planning.
http://www.waterandclimate.org/home.asp

FAO Climate Information Tool

This section provides an interactive tool to query a spatial data-set containing mean monthly climate data. The data-set covers the global land surface at a 10 minute spatial resolution for the period 1961-1990. The tool displays the latitude, longitude and elevation of the chosen location, and the following climate variables per month:


http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/climateinfotool/index.stm

GCOS - Global Climate Observing System
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) was established in 1992 to ensure that the observations and information needed to address climate-related issues are obtained and made available to all potential users. It is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). GCOS is intended to be a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for monitoring the climate systemand for detecting and attributing climate change.
http://www.wmo.ch/web/gcos/gcoshome.html

GEO - Group on Earth Observations
The Group on Earth Observations, GEO, was established by a series of three ministerial-level summits. GEO includes 66 member countries, the European Commission, and 46 participating organizations working together to establish a Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The GEO vision for GEOSS is to realize a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed via coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information.
http://www.earthobservations.org/index.html

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable. This site provides a vast resource of climate change protocols, activities, data and resources.
http://unfccc.int/2860.php

World Weather Information Service
Very useful site for up to date weather information and historical data from World Meteorological Organization
http://www.worldweather.org/123/c00243.htm

Pacific ...

Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology
Australia focused, good comprehensive site
http://www.bom.gov.au

USA ...

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Links to other weather & climate sites, mostly US
http://climate.gsfc.nasa.gov/Bookmarks.Climate.html

World Bodies ...

A climate change and renewable energy portal
http://www.climateark.org

Climate and historical weather patterns worldwide
General travel use only
http://www.worldclimate.com

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It is open to all Members of the UN and of WMO.
http://www.ipcc.ch

Promoting global climate balance
Practical and cooperative approaches
http://www.climate.org

World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva
Many high quality links to other bodies, including climate change
http://www.wmo.ch/index-en.html

World Wildlife Fund
Climate Change Programme
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm


SOFTWARE LINKS  

European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computation
Ocean - Atmosphere general circulation model from CERFACS.  CERFACS, with 65 international researchers, is one of the world's leading research institutes working on efficient algorithms for solving large-scale scientific problems.
http://www.cerfacs.fr

UK's Natural Environment Research Council
Provides independent research and training in the environmental sciences. Our mission is to gather and apply knowledge, improve understanding and predict the behaviour of the natural environment and its resources
http://www.nerc.ac.uk


ACADEMIC LINKS  

Americas ...

American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals.
http://www.ametsoc.org/

Europe ...

CCRA: the UK's first Climate Change Risk Assessment
Under the Climate Change Act 2008 there is requirement for the UK Government to carry out an assessment of the risks to the UK of the current and predicted impacts of climate change to the year 2100. HR Wallingford led a large team of experts covering science, economics, stakeholder engagement and communications to produce the assessment. As this was the first assessment to be undertaken under the Act, a major aspect of the project was to develop a method and seek wide-spread agreement on the risks that needed to be considered.
http://www.hrwallingford.com/site/projects/floods-water-projects/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-project.html

Climate Change Prediction
Climateprediction.net is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity. Climate change, and our response to it, are issues of global importance, affecting food production, water resources, ecosystems, energy demand, insurance costs and much else. There is a broad scientific consensus that the Earth will probably warm over the coming century; climateprediction.net should, for the first time, tell us what is most likely to happen.
http://www.climateprediction.net/

National Tidal and Sea Level Facility
Annual Data Reports and others. Annual reports will appear with a one year lag due to the nature of the information contained within the documentation.
http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/reports.html

Proudman Oceangraphic Laborotary
Useful 5 day tide level predictions throughout UK from POL. Part of the NERC, the laborotary undertakes surveying, monitoring data management and forecasting to international standards.
http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/tides/

UK's Royal Meteorological Society
http://www.royal-met-soc.org.uk

Global ...

Commission for Water Sustainability
Set up by the International Geographical Union in 1998, The Commission aims to foster closer links between the human and physical aspects of water management, with specific concern for the sustainability of water resources and for the impacts of water management on the environment.
http://water-sustainability.ph.unito.it/

Comprehensive Overview of the Causes, Magnitude and Impacts of Climate Change
Comprehensive Overview of the Causes, Magnitude and Impacts of Climate Change We provide a comprehensive overview of the causes, magnitude and impacts of climate change. A lot of the relevant climate data are available on the internet but they are not presented in a way which makes them easy to understand. Where climate data are available in a digestible form they are often presented in a biased way. On this site you will find graphs, explanation and data related to essential aspects of climate change. Everything can be downloaded for free and the data files can be input directly to spreadsheets on Windows.
http://www.climatedata.info/

Digital Atlas of the World Water Balance
Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas. This Digital Atlas of the World Water Balance is a first attempt at creating an integrated set of data files and models in GIS format that can be used to characterize the water balance of the earth. The concept arises out of a project called the FAO/UNESCO Water Balance of Africa, sponsored by the Land and Water Development Division of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/atlas/atlas.htm

NCAR - Climate Data Guide
The Climate Data Guide provides the key insights needed to select the data that best align with your goals, including critiques of data sets by experts from the research community. The Climate Data Guide is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. .
http://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/

World Climate Research Programme
The WCRP was established in 1980, under the joint sponsorship of International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO since 1993. The objectives of the programme are to develop the fundamental scientific understanding of the physical climate system and climate processes needed to determine to what extent climate can be predicted and the extent of human influence on climate.
http://www.wmo.ch/web/wcrp/wcrp-home.html

The WCRP was established in 1980, under the joint sponsorship of International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO since 1993. The objectives of the programme are to develop the fundamental scientific understanding of the physical climate system and climate processes needed to determine to what extent climate can be predicted and the extent of human influence on climate.
http://www.wmo.ch/web/wcrp/wcrp-home.html

World Water & Climate Atlas
Produced and available on-line from IWMI. The World Water and Climate Atlas gives irrigation and agricultural planners rapid access to accurate data on climate and moisture availability for agriculture. The core of the Atlas is data assembled from weather stations around the world for the period 1961-1990. Data can be extracted in summary, manipulated using the Atlas software, or exported in a standardized format for use in other applications. Users can also include their own local data for a more detailed picture of a particular area.
http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/atlas.htm

American Meteorological Society
http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS

Eco-Portal.Com
A useful Information Gateway Empowering the Movement for Environmental Sustainability
http://www.eco-portal.com/Climate/Policy_Actors/Universities

European Metrological Society
http://www.emetsoc.org

Ocean Circulation and Climate Advanced Modelling Project (OCCAM)
http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/JRD/OCCAM

Southampton Oceanography Centre
One of the world's leading centres for research and education in marine and earth sciences
http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/index.php

Universities working on climate change
http://www.eco-portal.com/Climate/Policy_Actors/Universities


PRODUCT SUPPLIERS  

ARGOS
Tracking system for marine equipment
http://www.cls.fr/html/argos/ocean/equipment_en.html

CLS (France)
Operating hi-tech data collection systems, inc. space based oceanography
http://www.cls.fr/welcome_en.html


PUBLICATIONS  

Europe ...

The Journal of Meteorology
Leading edge journal for professionals, but many interesting articles and special issues.
http://www.journalofmeteorology.com/

International Journal of Climatology
A Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. The International Journal of Climatology aims to span the well established but rapidly growing field of climatology, through the publication of research papers, major reviews of progress and reviews of new books and reports in the area of climate science.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4735

University of Osaka
Very good list of atmospheric science journals
http://psmac0.ess.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/Journals/HomePage/Atmo.htm


CONFERENCES  

Americas ...

GEWEX - Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
5th International Conference, June 20-24, 2005, Orange County, California. The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) is a program initiated by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to observe, understand and model the hydrological cycle and energy fluxes in the atmosphere, at land surface and in the upper oceans. GEWEX is an integrated program of research, observations, and science activities ultimately leading to the prediction of global and regional climate change.
http://www.gewex.org/


GUEST FEATURE  

Water Experts Network
Water Experts Network is a virtual network of freelance water experts from all over the world.
http://water-experts-network.org


OTHER USEFUL LINKS  

Europe ...

CLIMATE-ADAPT - Climate Change Adaptation in Europe
The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on: •Expected climate change in Europe •Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors •National and transnational adaptation strategies •Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options •Tools that support adaptation planning
http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/web/guest/home

METEOX - Live European Radar for Weather Forecasting
The real time radar images on Meteox provide an accurate view of the weather situation in UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium. In combination with the real time satellite images showing clouds, low depression area's or the sun, a great view of the weather in Europe and Africa is provided as well. Other than the live radar- and satellite images, Meteox provides weather forecasts for any location (GPS) in the world, detailed per 3 hours or per day with high/low temperatures for any location worldwide.
www.meteox.com

Global ...

WAter Conserve - Water Conservation Portal and Search Engine
Water Conserve provides unprecedented one of a kind capabilities to search the world of water conservation information on the Internet. Every page on the site features unprecedented water conservation search capabilities in the upper right hand corner.
http://www.waterconserve.info/search/

World Climate Atlas
German sourced climate atlas covering world temperature, rainfall etc. from collected national monitoring stations. Also definitions of climate type.
http://www.klimadiagramme.de/