Articles | Volume 14
01 Feb 2018
 | 01 Feb 2018

An interoperable research data infrastructure to support climate service development

Tiziana De Filippis, Leandro Rocchi, and Elena Rapisardi

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Accessibility, availability, re-use and re-distribution of scientific data are prerequisites to build climate services across Europe. The proposed architecture uses open-source tools and interoperable standards to ensure sustainability in the development and deployment of Web applications. The availability of structured raw data as customized information paves the way for building climate service purveyors to support adaptation, mitigation and risk management at different scales.