Climate Services Information System (CSIS)
The Climate Services Information System (CSIS) is the core operational pillar of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), designed for producing and delivering authoritative climate information and services through appropriate operational systems, practices, technical standards, authentication and communication.
The primary high priority functions of the CSIS include:
- Climate data rescue, management and mining
- Climate analysis and monitoring
- Climate prediction
- Climate projection
- User-targeted climate information
These functions include processes for data retrieval, analysis and assessment, re-analysis, diagnostics, interpretation, assessment, attribution, generation and verification of predictions, generation of projections, estimation of uncertainties and communication (including exchange/ dissemination of data and products) that will be carried out over a global-regional-national system of interlinked producers and providers.
The CST is one of key enabling mechanisms for the implementation of the CSIS, particularly at regional and national levels.