Consciously addressing the climate of today and tomorrow: promoting dialogue and coordinat-ing and developing collaborative solutions.
National Centre for Climate Services NCCS
NCCS: the network for climate services
Climate services comprise scientific information and data on the climate of the past, present and future, as well as its consequences. These services serve as the basis for decision-making that takes account of climate issues. Climate services can help the government, political and business sectors and society to minimise climate-related risks, recognise opportunities and optimise benefits and costs.
The NCCS coordinates the development and propagation of these climate services. Acting as an interface between producers and users, the NCCS encourages dialogue and fosters the collaborative development of climate services. In this way the Centre ensures that its work is focused on the needs of the users. Moreover, the NCCS provides its climate services in a user-friendly format.
The parties involved in the NCCS include the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). The Centre has been in operation since autumn 2015.
The Federal Government established the NCCS in response to the recommendations of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) issued by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).