ECMWF operates the C3S on behalf of the European Union and bring together expertise from across Europe to deliver the service. The current C3S_422_Lot1_SMHI contract will provide key indicators on climate change drivers and impacts at the global scale. The aim of these indicators will be to support climate adaptation world-wide, and the service is therefore developed using co-design from each continent.

The C3S_422_Lot1_SMHI contract runs from September 2017 to February 2019 by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) together with 8 champion users operating globally and 12 regional or local users from across the globe. We will demonstrate showcases on each populated continent for inspiration and provide data with guidance in best practices for climate-change adaptation. The aim is to ensure user uptake of relevant and high-impact climate information world-wide, addressing sectors such as health, safety, water-security, transport, biodiversity, tourism, agriculture and food production.

We will provide:

  • Easy access and user guidance to state-of-the-art scientific data on climate-change impact.
  • Tailoring of information based on user requests and co-design with climate experts.
  • Maps, graphs and downloads of readily available climate impact indicators world-wide.
  • Showcases from site-specific indicator production, merging global data with local data/tools.

Kick-off meeting at SMHI in Norrköping, Sweden 7-8 September 2017.


The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden
Contact person: Berit Arheimer


Service providers
CAS, The Netherlands
HZG (GERICS), Germany
WUR, The Netherlands

Co-designing regional/local users:   
AGRHYMET, West Africa
BOM, Australia
CIIFEN, West South America
isardSAT, Spain
Meteodat, Switzerland
MPI, Russia
NAWAPI, Vietnam
NIH, India
UCR, Costa Rica
UKZN, South Africa

In kind co-designing users

Regional or Local users
Global Water Futures, Canada
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Users operating globally