Copernicus Platform Workshop Enhances Climate Change Understanding and Resilience Planning

Date: 07.05.2024
On April 22, 2024, the MISSION CE CLIMATE project hosted an importnat capacity-buildingt workshop focused on the Copernicus platform, a cornerstone of the European Union’s Earth observation program. The event took place under the guidance of staff from the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, drawing attendees interested in enhancing their climate data skills for the purpose of better planning for climate resilience.

The workshop centered around the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which integrates satellite and in-situ data to provide a comprehensive view of the climate’s past, present, and future states. This service supports European climate adaptation and mitigation policies across various sectors by providing essential climate change indicators.

Participants gained insights into the types of data available through the Climate Data Store (CDS), including in-situ observations, satellite data, reanalyses of historical data, and climate projections up to the year 2100 based on different global and regional climate models.

The training not only delved into the types of data available through the Climate Data Store (CDS), but also underscored their practical application in real-world scenarios. This included a focus on the accessibility of these tools through online platforms and APIs, which enable the exploration of climate data tailored to specific needs. The workshop particularly highlighted how these tools can enhance decision-making in urban and coastal regions, and the tourism sector.

By offering an interactive climate atlas and other visualization tools, the Copernicus workshop has equipped attendees with the knowledge and skills to effectively interpret and utilize climate data, empowering them to contribute more effectively to climate-related planning and response strategies.