National Climate Change Information System
About the National Framework for Climate Services
The NFCS is anchored on the following Global Framework for Climate Service pillars:
Observations and Monitoring
The Observations and Monitoring pillar helps ensure that the climate observations necessary to meet the needs of end users are made, managed and disseminated, supported by relevant metadata.
User Interface Platform
User Interface Platform is the pillar of the Framework that provides a structured means for users, climate researchers and climate data and information providers to interact at all levels.
Climate Service Information System
It is the principal mechanism through which information about climate (past, present and future) is routinely collected, stored and processed to generate products and services that inform decision-making processes, often complex, across a wide range of climate-sensitive activities and enterprises.
Research, Modelling and Prediction
The Research, Modelling and Prediction pillar supports the development and improvement of tools and methods that will facilitate the transition of research to operational climate service provision and engender practical applications of climate information.
The capacity development pillar will strive to enhance existing capabilities that are needed to enable manage climate risk effectively.