New visualisation tool compares climate data

A new visualisation tool that can compare reliable climate data “quickly and easily” from various sources has been developed. The Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator is being showcased at the European […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new visualisation tool that can compare reliable climate data “quickly and easily” from various sources has been developed.

The Climate Data Exploration Demonstrator is being showcased at the European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium in Prague this week.

It was commissioned by the UK Space Agency’s Climate Data from Space Stakeholders group (CDSSG) and the project was managed by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA).

The UK Space Agency believes the demonstrator, built by PML Applications, addresses the significant challenge of giving users flexible and easy access to usable, relevant climate data from the vast amounts to be made openly available by Copernicus, the European Earth Observation programme.

Users can define date range and areas of interest from across the globe and explore and extract the data.

Tim Fileman, Business Development Manager at PML Applications said: “We believe this is an important tool for academics, policymakers, insurers, industry professionals and environmental managers, to name but a few potential beneficiaries.

“It will give them easy access to important information that can feed into environmental policies and management strategies as well as safeguarding various industries and businesses into the future.”

Last week a new project that aims to provide a “seamless supply chain” of climate data from space was launched.