What are climate services?

  Climate services provide climate information to help individuals and organizations make climate smart decisions.  
  How do climate services work?  
  National and international databases provide high quality data on temperature, rainfall, wind, soil moisture and ocean conditions, as well as maps, risk and vulnerability analyses, assessments, and long-term projections and scenarios. Socio-economic variables and non-meteorological data such as agricultural production, health trends, human settlement in high-risk areas, road and infrastructure maps for the delivery of goods, may be combined, depending on user needs.  
  The data and information collected is transformed into customized products such as projections, trends, economic analysis and services for different user communities.  
  Climate services equip decision makers in climate-sensitive sectors with better information to help society adapt to climate variability and change.