Monday, 8 January 2018: 3:30 PM
Room 17A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
To be effective, climate services should facilitate availability, access and use of climate information. While integration of appropriate forms of physical science is a necessity for a sustainable, effective climate service, it is only one of the necessary considerations in the climate service development process. Some of the non-physical science driven processes include outlining communication processes, identification of user-groups and key decision makers, assessment of perceptions climate-related risk and exploration of the underlying governance structures.
Remotely sensed data is increasingly changing the way in which climate services are developed and evaluated. This is leading to a potential shrinking of the data-availability gap on a global scale, however the impact on the use of the data is more difficult to assess.
This work outlines some important considerations, using case studies from Africa, South America and/or Asia, relative to increasing the likelihood that available data will be useful for decision making.
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