the climatedata factory Blog

Quick reads about company news, product updates, workshops, projects and thematic articles. 

May 4, 2022
AWS re:MARS article

A big thanks to AWS reMARS (Amazon's global AI event) for the very nice article about our climate data products and our AI/ML journey with the Climate Intelligence (CLINT) research project. The article is structured as an interview of Harilaos, our CEO, speaking about climate modeling, the importance of climate projections at high spatial resolutions […]

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April 28, 2022
European Climate Data Explorer

We are proud to announce that B-Open and The Climate Data Factory have been chosen by Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) to upgrade the European Climate Data Explorer (ECDE). The ECDE is an interactive tool providing climate hazard indicators for many sectors (such as health, agriculture, forestry, or energy) […]

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November 9, 2021
Singapore Fintech Festival showcase

This week, we will be showcasing our upcoming "Global Wildfire Risk Index" dataset at the Singapore Fintech Festival  as a Finalist of the G20 TechSprint 2021 in partnership with Banca d'Italia.  The Singapore FinTech Festival 2021, touted as the world's largest fintech festival, took pl showcaseace from November 8 to 12 under the theme "Web […]

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October 13, 2021
Wildfire Risk projections at high-resolution

A high-resolution Wildfire Risk projections dataset based on the Fire Weather Index is under development. We have now completed the first projection of 1 out of 5 climate models and for one emissions scenario (Shared Socioeconomic Pathway 5-8.5  or SSP5-8.5). The other 4 models and second scenario (SSP1-2.6) are under way. The full high-resolution wildfire […]

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October 6, 2021
New research project: Climate Intelligence

CLImate INTelligence (CLINT) is a new EU funded four-year international research project conducted in collaboration with 15 partners including academic institutions, national weather services and ECMWF. CLINT aims to create an Artificial Intelligence framework employing Machine Learning techniques to analyze extensive climate datasets, thereby enhancing Climate Science capabilities in detecting, understanding, and attributing Extreme Events […]

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September 16, 2021
CMIP6 High-resolution projections now available

We have now new high-resolution CMIP6 projections based on simulations supporting the recent IPCC  report released in August (see AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis).  This was made possible thanks to the newly released ERA5-Land global reanalysis from Copernicus Climate Change Service. The dataset is obtained by statistically downscaling climate projections from the […]

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June 25, 2021
Finalist of the G20 TechSprint competition

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub and the Bank of Italy, under the Italian G20 Presidency, announced today the shortlisted finalists of the G20 green and sustainable finance challenge. We are very happy to be one of the shortlisted Finalist of the G20 TechSprint competition candidates of this year's international competition by proposing to […]

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May 18, 2021
C3S Conference & General Assembly

Today is the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Conference and General Assembly. Three afternoons of online presentations and debate on the latest developments in climate monitoring, with speakers and panelists from leading International research institutes, government services and private-sector innovators. Topics include: Climate risk Climate impacts and extremes Operational Climate Services Future of C3S evolution […]

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April 19, 2021
The +1.5°C limit is getting closer

The Paris Agreement’s of 2015 aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping global temperature well below +2 ̊C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise even further to +1.5 ̊C. In 2015 global temperature had just reached +1°C above pre industrial levels […]

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