The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society by providing authoritative information about the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World.
The C3S has developed the ‘Climate Data Store’ (CDS), which is a database providing quality assured and free of charge climate information. In the CDS catalogue, an extensive collection of climate datasets is available. In addition, an online toolbox allows users to build workflows and applications suited to their needs.
The blended training event focuses on helping the participants to develop a climate service using a climate adaptation case study. The CDS and its toolbox support the selection and analysis of relevant climate data.
The C3S is currently training users – ranging from practice, sectoral end users, consultant & researchers, MSc and PhD students and climatologists & data experts – in Europe, and will have a dedicated face-to-face training event on the 18th of February 2020 in Salzburg hosted at the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (University of Salzburg), with online training in January and March (see details below).
Besides the development of climate change services using the C3S tools, the CCCA Data Server (https://data.ccca.ac.at/) for Austria will be showcased in one session and cross-links to the CDS identified.
IMPORTANT: Free training and support for travel and subsistence costs is available.
- First webinar: 30th of January, 15.30 – 16.45h (local time) - Introduction to the blended training approach
- Self-paced study and completion of assignments (10 hours)
- Full day face-to-face event: 18th of February, (Salzburg) – Flipped classroom (review your learning), hands-on practical activities, development of a climate change adaptation case study
- Self-paced study and further elaboration of the climate adaptation case study (8 hours)
- Final webinar: 4th of March, 15.30 – 16.45h (local time) - Presentation of case studies, discussion, and questions and answers session
A team of trainers will guide participants during the face-to-face training and will provide clarifications on any of the topics covered in the online resources. Moreover, trainers will help participants to apply what they have learnt in the online resources. It is essential that approximately 10 hours are dedicated on the online learning resources between the introductory webinar and the face-to-face event. Between the face-to-face event and the final webinar approximately 8 hours are needed to complete the online learning resources, as well as, the group work on the adaptation case study.
Our ambition is to provide high quality training to those who need to incorporate climate data to their business, research or projects, such as:
- Sectoral end users (for example from agriculture, water and spatial planning) who will gain an understanding on how climate data is produced.
- Consultant & researchers: who want to learn how to use climate data and identify opportunities offered by the CDS and main climate data sources and tools.
- MSc and PhD Students in hydrology, environmental sciences, physical geography or related fields who want to acquire additional skills.
- Climatologists & data experts: who want to acknowledge the full process of creating a climate service and want to gain skills on the CDS and its components.
The training will be in German and English. While the main learning materials are in English, the learning process will be facilitated by Austrian experts who can clarify concepts in German and act as translators. Participants will receive a certificate after successfully completing the blended training.
For more information and event registration, go to the Learning Experience Platform.
Additional information is also available at the C3S website.
Please note: first you have to self-register on the platform, then request enrolment for the event. Once you register for the event, additional information will be provided.
C3S User Learning Services offers a high-quality blended training, consisting of free online learning resources and a face-to-face training session on the use of climate data to develop climate services for adaptation challenges.
The Climate Data Store (CDS) is a database providing quality assured and free of charge climate information. In the CDS catalogue, an extensive collection of climate datasets is available. In addition, an online toolbox allows users to build workflows and applications suited to their needs.