Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Research Organizations


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The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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Research organizations active at the national, regional or international level on the climate issue or related subjects — selected resources on the web

On the Web

African Centre for Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD)
The objective of ACMAD, located in Niamey, Niger Republic, is to contribute to sustainable development in different socio-economic sectors in the continent of Africa through investigations of meteorological and climatological domains. Main activities include short- and medium-range weather forecasting, climate monitoring and seasonal forecasting and training.

Australia: CSIRO Atmospheric Research
The CSIRO Atmospheric Research site contains information about air pollution, El Niño, the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion and remote sensing and related CSIRO research activities. Includes animations and a quiz.

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, based in Dhaka, is an independent non-government research organization working on three themes: integrating environment and development, governance and people's participation, and rapid economic growth. It has an active climate change programme.

Center for Environment Research Education and Development
The Center for Environment Research Education and Development is a non-governmental organization based in Hanoi, Vietnam, undertaking research and information provision on global environmental issues including climate change.

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)
CICERO has underway a number of projects related to the climate issue covering, amongst other topics, energy technology development, flexibility mechanisms, and El Niño. It is a partner in the South-North Knowledge Network on Climate Change.

Centre for Rural Technology - Nepal
The Centre for Rural Technology is committed to developing and promoting appropriate rural technologies aimed at improving the quality of life and economic conditions of rural peoples.

Climate Prediction Center
The mission of the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center is to maintain a continuous watch on short-term climate fluctuations and to diagnose and predict them. Site includes comprehensive collection of current data on atmospheric and oceanic conditions, including outlook.

Climatic Research Unit
Based at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, the Unit is recognized as a leading authority on natural and anthropogenic climate change.

Coral Reef Research Institute
The mission of the Coral Reef Research Institute is to enhance the conservation and good management of coral reefs through education and research.

Earth Institute
The Earth Institute at Columbia University is a leading academic center for the integrated study of Earth, its environment, and society. Through its research training and global partnerships, it mobilizes science and technology to advance sustainable development, while placing special emphasis on the needs of the world's poor.

Energy Research Centre for the Netherlands (ECN)
ECN develops high-level knowledge and technology for the transition to sustainable energy management.'Site contains summary information on new forms of energy technology.

Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (ESIG)
ESIG is a multidisciplinary research group focusing on the impacts of society on the environment and of the environment on society, based in Boulder, Colorado, United States. The site contains the Network Newsletter, weather and climate/crops impact information, links to related sites, a bibliography and other resources.

Environmental Change Unit
The Environmental Change Unit is Oxford University's centre for the organization and promotion of research and teaching on the environment.

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
The Hadley Centre is one of the world's leading climate research groups, specialising on observational and model-based studies.

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), based in Boulder, Colorado, United States, is concerned with the study of mountain and northern regions, including the dynamics of environmental and climatic variability.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society uses a science-based approach to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries.

International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
The core mission of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), a unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is to enhance society's ability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of seasonal climate fluctuations, especially in developing countries. The IRI's current research locations include Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and South East Asia.

International Scientific Council for Island Development
The International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA) was formally created in 1989 as a non-governmental organization whose aim is to contribute to shape island awareness and develop islands' common future, supporting necessary cooperation and information actions in the scientific and technological fields. INSULA publishes the magazine INSULA, the International Journal of Island Affairs and manages a forum of debates and exchanges

National Centers for Environmental Prediction
The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction, based at nine locations in the United States, provide timely and accurate worldwide forecast guidance products.

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
NCDC is responsible for managing the United States climate data collection and this site contains details of the climate resources, climate data sets and current climate information available from this source.

Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
Located at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Acts as a focal point for integrated regional and global studies of environment and development issues affecting small island states. Covers teaching, research and consultancy.

Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security
The Pacific Institute is a non-partisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity, recognising that the pressing problems of environmental degradation, poverty and political conflict and fundamentally inter-related and long-term solutions require an interdisciplinary perspective. Security and adaptation are focal areas.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
The mission of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is to investigate the consequences of global climate change as a paradigm for the unfolding fundamental crisis between the ecosphere and the human society. Particular attention is paid to regional aspects such as the consequences of changed temperature and rainfall pattern for Central European agriculture and forestry.

Egyptian initiative based on biodynamic methods of agriculture. Holistic vision encompasses the economic, social and cultural development of people through education, health care and applied research.

SOPAC is the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission. It is an inter-governmental, regional organisation dedicated to providing services to promote sustainable development in the countries it serves.

Stockholm Environment Institute
The Stockholm Environment Institute (based in Stockholm, Sweden) is an independent, international policy research institute specializing in environment and development issues. The collaborative network consists of scientists, research institutes, project advisors and field staff in around 20 countries.

Strategic Foresight Group
The Strategic Foresight Group undertakes forward-looking research in geopolitical, economic, technological and societal changes. Its research examines future trends and discontinuities in spaces where geopolitics intersects with business, economy, society, religion and technology.

Sustainable Development Institute
Established by the Menominee Nation and located at the College of the Menominee Nation. Uses the unique Menominee model of sustainable development as a basis in research, education, commerce and community development.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
The Tyndall Centre, based in Norwich, United Kingdom, brings together climate scientists, social scientists, economists and engineers to identify solutions to the climate problem.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
WCMC (located in Cambridge in the United Kingdom) provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources and helps others to develop information systems of their own.

WorldFish Center
WorldFish exists to help eradicate hunger and poverty by harnessing the benefits of fisheries and aquaculture.

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
The Wuppertal Institute in Germany addresses the conflict between economics and environment, looking for ways of achieving increased prosperity with lower consumption. The Climate Policy Division is involved in a number of studies covering, amongst other things, instruments, the role and the biosphere, and local and regional issues. In German. Translate this site.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015