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Online Climate Information Resources and Portals

Graphic representing six types of climate change information portals and resources

We have surveyed and continue to track the emerging landscape of climate resources and portals (places online that are created to share information about climate and climate change in a variety of decision contexts). Our current list includes over 150 online climate resources and portals, including those identified through interviews and surveys from our other investigations (sea level rise: 53, extreme heat: 42, and transportation: 33). 

We are investigating these resources and portals to understand who the target audience is and what underlying data the resources use. When possible, we track back to the original data source to help understand the extent to which NASA or other data providers are involved. This also involves tracking down the original data sources of the 13 climate change portals from A User Guide to Climate Change Portals and illustrating which global climate models are commonly used.

This table provides a detailed comparison of key features, projections, and methods used for the climate portals investigated here.

We are also investigating each resource to determine if and how it provides decision support beyond just data, specifically using our conceptual framework to identify where online climate information resources fit in the stages of climate change decision-making and which types of impacts they are designed to help address. For more information on this investigation, contact emateo@agci.org.

Online Climate Information Resources and Portals Investigation Team

Julie Vano

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Research Director

Rebecca Rasch

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Social Scientist

Emilio Mateo

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Climate Science Fellow

Asa DeHaan

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Research Technician