Data, figures and graphs from the Climate Information Portal (CIP) have been used in project proposals to the Green Climate Fund and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for countries such as Sierra Leone, Congo DRC and Haiti. The Portal provides climate information that is easy to use, which makes it optimal for such purposes.
The Climate Information Portal provides instant summary reports of climate change for any site on the globe, easy access to many pre-calculated climate indicators (both weather and water variables) and climate information guidance – all based on state-of-the-art in climate science, of the past, present and future.
Climate information in NAP:s
Since this portal is designed especially for non-climate experts it is great to see how the output is being used in National Adaptation Plans and in applications for project funding. It is nice to see how figures have been downloaded from the Portal and added directly to the plans, says Sara Schützer, Project Manager at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
The Portal significantly contributed to a major project proposal from Timor Leste, which helped it to be approved by the Green Climate Fund. Similar contribution to a future project for the Maldives is currently under consideration, says Amir H. Delju, Senior Scientific Officer at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
High level of satisfied users
User feedback is important when to ensure that the climate data and information are easily accessible and user-friendly. Based on a recent survey, summarized in the graph below, the users are often satisfied with the Portal.
We are constantly asking for feedback during workshops, in surveys and though our feedback form at the website. Some of our recent updates were made thanks to comments from our users, says Dr Frida Gyllensvärd, who leads the technical development of the portal.