Challenges

Climate data for local applications

Implement application providing access to local climate data

Develop a graphical user-friendly application utilizing an open climate data store to provide access to the local climate data for environmental scientists, educators, policy makers, activists, and the general public.
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Challenge description

The Copernicus Programme provides an open access to high-quality climate data and offers the C3S Climate Data Store, which contains a wide range of quality-assured climate datasets distributed in the cloud and offers an API and a toolbox. The datasets have information about CO2, temperature, pressure, precipitation, soil moisture, water quantity and quality, glaciers and other climate aspects in the past and present as well as future predictions. What graphical user-friendly applications can we develop to support environmental scientists, educators, policy makers, activists, and the general public in exploring, visualizing, and understanding how climate change affects our region? 

Challenge vision

Register to get free access to the C3S Climate Data Store. Explore the available datasets, the API, and the toolbox. Design and develop a prototype for an application that can provide an easy access to the climate change data. It can be an interactive tool for visualizing statistics, an online game, an interactive map, or anything else you can imagine.

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