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Climate Information for Adaptation and Risk Management (OPACE IV)

The objective of OPACE IV is to improve decision-making for planning, operations, risk management and for adaptation to both climate change and variability (covering time scales from seasonal to centennial) and will be achieved through a higher level of climate knowledge, as well as by access to and use of actionable information and products, tailored to meet their needs.

The activities undertaken under OPACE IV primarily focus on the development of tailored climate information, products and services for user application in adaptation and risk management (see OPACE IV information on Climate Risk Management and results of the Symposium on Climate Risk Management), and on interface with user groups. These activities provide key contributions to the User Interface Platform (UIP) component of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) (see GFCS; draft GFCSIP; draft GFCSIP annexes; Cg-Ext.(2012) and A Dialogue for Climate Services Users and Providers).

The work of OPACE IV is multidisciplinary, and its core priority sectors for consideration are agriculture/food security and water, requiring close collaboration with the WMO Technical Commissions for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) and for Hydrology (CHy). These priorities expand and grow to include others such as health, energy, urban matters, tourism, and coastal climate change.

Co-chairs: Rodney Martinez (Ecuador) and Albert Martis (Curaçao and St Marteen).


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