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Published June 19, 2018

Climate Data Store Launched

Published June 19, 2018

Climate Data Store Launched


On Thursday, the 14th of June, Europe’s Climate Data Store (CDS) was launched by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by ECMWF. The CDS greatly improves access to climate data and tools, is open and free for all to use, and will change the ways in which society can benefit from Earth observations and climate science.

The CDS is a cloud-based tool that allows policy-makers, businesses and scientists to browse and combine online petabytes of raw data, build their own applications, maps and graphs online in real time, and access all relevant climate information at the push of a button.



Climate Data Store Graphic

The CDS includes a toolbox enabling users to build their own web-based apps, and to analyse, monitor and predict changes in climate drivers – such as surface temperature and soil moisture – and their impact on business sectors such as energy, water management or tourism. Transforming data into climate-related information is therefore key added value of the Climate Data Store.

The Climate Data Store is also an important tool for the CHE project, as, amongst others, the Global Nature Runs will be published here.

The Climate Data Store is freely accessible to everyone.