About the project
Long-term planning and decision-making regarding fundamental societal infrastructure such as transportation, energy supply and water and drainage systems must account for a changing climate. The relevant climate projections are typically associated with severe inherent uncertainty and it is critical that the decision-making appropriately accounts for this. To this end, there is an urgent need for new generic eScience tools that allow decision-makers, engineers and scientists from all fields to utilize the extensive existing repositories of observations and climate model data as well as recent methods for uncertainty quantification in climate science.
In eSACP, climate scientists and mathematical scientists from six partners in three Nordic countries will join forces to develop a suite of open-access tools for climate assessment. The new tools will be demand-driven, and entail functionality to handle automatic downloads from the dynamically growing repositories of data, methodology to effectively quantify and visualize uncertainty in the climate projections, and a multi-platform approach to decision-making under uncertainty that can flexibly be tailored towards a variety of situations. The focus will be on Nordic data and local or regional questions regarding temperature, precipitation, wind and sea-level.