The European Commission has entrusted the European Centre for middle-range weather forecasts (ECMW) with the implementation of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The mission of C3S is to provide authoritative, quality-assured information to support adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.
At the heart of the C3S infrastructure is the Climate Data Store (CDS), which provides free information about the past, present and future climate conditions through a unified web-interface. The CDS also provides a comprehensive set of software (the CDS toolbox) which enables users to develop custom-made applications.
It includes also a set of climate indicators tailored to sectoral applications, such as energy, water management, tourism, etc. – the so-called Sectoral Information System (SIS) component of C3S.